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“Waiting for the Wrecking Ball,” Airport Arrest, Gay Marriage Gift

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  • When two East Village buildings succumb to the wrecking ball “another piece of an older, messier New York, one made remarkable by the fact that it has existed for so long” will fade away. (NYT)
  • Xiang Xun Shao of 288 Broome Street is taken into custody at Newark Airport, after police caught him “running with a knife” on the tarmac (Post).
  • Noting that it’s “above Houston Street” – and a bit removed from his sphere of influence – Sheldon Silver commented on Governor Cuomo’s national political ambitions: “I wish the governor well. I certainly would love to see him in the White House at some point. He has been a friend of mine for many many years but right now I think he is going to be the governor for a while.” (Politicker)
  • Silver said Ed Koch is “out of line” for suggesting Jews should support Republicans because President Obama is not sufficiently pro-Israel (Daily News).
  • On the fist day that gay marriage is legal, a New York restaurant will be picking up the tab for a Lower East Side couple headed to the alter (Daily News).
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