35 Cooper Square Meeting Today, Silver Pressures Cuomo on Rent Laws, Turkish Pizza

  • Preservation activists meet with owners of 35 Cooper Square today (EV Grieve).
  • State Assembly passes extension and expansion of rent control laws; Sheldon Silver urges the governor to use his clout in the Senate (WNYC, NYT, Daily News).
  • Jurors listen to 911 calls in 9th Precinct rape trial (DNA Info).
  • Historical photos of Brooklyn Bridge prompt discussion about car-centric present vs. pedestrian-friendly past (Streetsblog).
  • The MTA uses its “unpaid” interns to search for copyright violators such as EV artist Victoria McKenzie (WSJ).
  • Thrift store is out, Turkish pizza is in at 133 Essex (Bowery Boogie).