Lower East Side Links

Sheldon Silver, Dr. Robert Taub. Photo: U.S. Attorneys Office.

Sheldon Silver, Dr. Robert Taub. Photo: U.S. Attorneys Office.
Sheldon Silver, Dr. Robert Taub. Photo: U.S. Attorneys Office.

–The Times looks at the nature of the relationship between Sheldon Silver and Dr. Robert Taub, the star prosecution witness in the assemblyman’s corruption trial. “The government has said the arrangement was an illegal scheme to enrich Mr. Silver,” writes reporter Susanne Craig. “But as the trial has progressed, his defense lawyers have gone to great lengths to portray Mr. Silver and Dr. Taub as just old friends.”

The Wall Street Journal notices that Silver has been smiling quite a lot in the courtroom.

The Times’ Boite column checks in on Elizabeth Street mainstay Tropical, “a gucky 14-year-old lounge that has surged in popularity since new owners took over recently.”

NY Business Journal looks at Wo Hop’s secret to surviving in Chinatown for nearly 80 years.

–The Jack Kirby Museum opens a pop up on Allen Street.