Lower East Side Links

Photo: EV Grieve.

Photo: EV Grieve.
Photo: EV Grieve.

–The Times looks at the importance of jury instructions in the Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial. “In a case in which no witness testified directly to knowledge of an illegal quid pro quo,” Benjamin Wesier notes, “how Judge Valerie E. Caproni tells jurors to interpret the evidence as it relates to the law could sway deliberations — a fact certainly not lost on the government or the defense.”

Also in the Times, a rundown of what to expect in the Silver trial this week. Jury instructions are likely Tuesday.

–“Two hot-headed restaurant patrons have been charged with assault after beating up a 29-year-old man” inside La Flaca, the Mexican restaurant on Grand Street earlier this month, the Post reports.

EV Grieve reports on the plan to create a new L Train entrance on Avenue A.

The Observer reports that “participatory budgeting” has its holdouts, including local City Council member Margaret Chin.