–A 51-year old man from Queens was killed after being struck by a J Train in the Bowery station Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said about 40 people struggled to free the victim, who suffered a fatal head injury.
–In reviewing Assembly payroll records, the Daily News notes that Sheldon Silver still has eight people on his staff. They would likely be given six weeks to find new jobs if Silver is convicted on federal corruption charges and forced to give up his seat.
–The governor will soon appoint a successor to Jonathan Lippman, chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Lippman, a Lower East Side native and childhood pal of Sheldon Silver, earns high marks from the New York Times. He faces mandatory retirement.
–Chelsea’s Derek Eller Gallery is moving to 300 Broome St., Art News reports.
—EV Grieve takes a look at the new luxury tower going up at 347 Bowery.
–He’s back! French Street artist Invader is in New York City. Keep your eyes peeled for new projects.