–“Lawyers representing Assemblyman Sheldon Silver,” the Times reports, “asked a federal judge… to acquit their client on all counts, arguing that the government had not met its burden of showing that he committed the charges against him of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering.” The judge took the matter under advisement.
—According to Commercial Observer, Premier Equities has purchased 260 Bowery for $10 million. Luxury condos are on the way.
—The Post reports a police officer from the 5th Precinct suffered a minor injury during a hit-and-run on the Manhattan Bridge.
–The Lower East Side and Chinatown were major inspirations for “urban visionary” Martin Wong. A retrospective has just opened at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
–The 2016 NYC Taxi Drivers’ Calendar benefits University Settlement!