Lower East Side Links

Sheldon Silver outside the federal courthouse on Foley Square in November of 2015.

Sheldon Silver outside the federal courthouse on Foley Square last night.
Sheldon Silver outside the federal courthouse on Foley Square.

–There’s no court session today in Sheldon Silver’s federal corruption trial, due to the Veterans Day holiday. Yesterday, a prosecution witness testified that about three quarters of Silver’s referral fees came from clients referred by Dr. Robert Taub. The doctor received $500,000 in state grants.

In the Times’ “About New York” column, Jim Dwyer observes that the Sheldon Silver trial has “provided an unsparing look at the Darwinian battles among lawyers to sign up clients from a small, lucrative pool of cancer patients who had mesothelioma.”

–The Wall Street Journal checks in on the Lowline Lab. The mint is still alive!

–Can Richard Haas’s Soho mural be saved?

–Bedford & Bowery reported yesterday: “Shia LaBeouf is currently holed up in the bowels of Angelika Film Center, where over 70 people are lined up waiting for the opportunity to watch Nymphomaniac with him.