Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has spent $30,000 from his campaign account for legal fees related to the Vito Lopez lawsuits. Since 2004, he’s used $285,000 from his campaign bank account on legal fees (Daily News).
The city has approved Extell Development’s plan for a 33-story luxury condo on the Upper West Side with a separate “poor door” for low income tenants. Extell is, of course, planning another luxury project with a separate affordable housing tower on the former LES Pathmark site (Post).
The new St. Mark’s Bookshop is now open on East 3rd Street (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).
Work begins on the new Mars Bar (EV Grieve).