Morning Reads: Silver Support, Chin’s Counterfeit Bill, Park Funding Inequity

Minority lawmakers back Sheldon Silver (Daily News).

Half of New Yorkers polled think Silver should step down (Daily News).

Editorial: The City Council should not support Margaret Chin’s proposed law banning the purchase of counterfeit goods (Daily News).

New scrutiny for a system dependent on local elected officials for the funding of small parks (NYT).

A conversation with the man in charge of the kitchen at Sons of Essex (Village Voice).