Lower East Side Links

M22 bus strikes pedestrian on Madison Street. Image: WNBC.

M22 bus strikes pedestrian on Madison Street. Image: WNBC.
M22 bus strikes pedestrian on Madison Street. Image: WNBC.

–In closing arguments, jurors hear two very different versions of Sheldon Silver. Prosecutors portray the former Assembly speaker as a liar and cheat who swindled the people of New York out of $4 million. The defense, on the other hand, describes Silver as a lifelong public servant and a “fighter” who is the subject of an unjust prosecution. The Times sums up a long day in court.

Channel 4 details the incident at Madison and Jackson streets yesterday in which a man was hit by an M22 bus.

DNA Info profiles Vic’s Pizza, which is closing on Essex Street after 45 years on the Lower East Side.

Bedford & Bowery remembers John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia, the “Unofficial Mayor of Little Italy.”

Footwear News looks at how Orchard Street retailer Extra Butter is “conquering the sneaker market.”