News Links Morning Reads: Cop Shooter Conviction, Bet Pays Off at 51 Astor Place, Inheriting Affordable Housing February 3, 2014 FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinReddIt Luis Martinez faces 25 years-life, after a jury convicted him in the shooting of a cop on the Lower East Side in 2012 (Daily News). Edward Minskoff defies conventional wisdom, making a success of 51 Astor Place, an audacious commercial development (WSJ). On the market for $25 million: a former Con Ed substation on East 6th Street that served as the creative nerve center for artist Walter De Maria (NYT). Don’t hate them too much: New Yorkers born into low cost housing (NYT). More clues about what’s ahead at the former 7A space (EV Grieve).