Lower East Side Links

Claudio Patiño/Photo via the New York Times.
Claudio Patiño/Photo via the New York Times.

–In an investigation of shoddy safety practices at Manhattan work sites, the New York Times focuses on 124 Ridge St., a building owned by Croman Real Estate. Last December, while working on a renovation project, Claudio Patiño fell through an opening to the floor below and died. Croman’s contractor, Casur Management & Maintenance, was fined and also made to pay a penalty for another unsafe site on Suffolk Street.

–The jury in the Sheldon Silver federal corruption trial resumes deliberations on Monday. The Times looks at a hypothetical: Silver’s future in Albany should he be found not guilty.

–“A persistent thug” wouldn’t leave a store clerk at Madison and Rutgers Street alone, reports the Post (last item).

Channel 7 checked in at the Bowery Mission yesterday, where thousands of Thanksgiving meals were served.

–Kvetching her way to royalty: the Times talks to the incorrigible Jackie Hoffman, who’s now a leading lady in “Once Upon a Mattress” on the Lower East Side.