–The Times previews the third week in the Sheldon Silver trial. Among those expected to testify: the former Assembly speaker’s spokesman, Michael Whyland; and Judy Rapfogel, Silver’s longtime chief of staff. Defense attorneys have not decided whether they will call any witnesses when the prosecution rests, likely sometime this week.
–A retail condo was recently sold at 147 East Houston St. for $5.75 million to New York investment firm Premier Equities. The transaction is part of a new trend on the Lower East Side, reports the Wall Street Journal.
–EV Grieve reports that a program meant to provide safe housing for veterans transformed the Pitt Street apartment of Jim Power, aka Mosaic man.
–WWD profiles, Mr. Purple, the 15th floor nightlife spot at Hotel Indigo.
–And as you can see from the Instagram photo above, the French street artist, Invader, has struck on the Lower East Side again, this time outside Williamsburg Pizza (Broome and Allen streets).