Lower East Side Links

–The Daily News reports that Sheldon Silver will likely be able to keep his $90,000/year pension.

The Wall Street Journal surveys public opinion regarding Sheldon Silver in Lower Manhattan.

–City Council member Rosie Mendez wants to create a bike safety task force, notes AMNY.

–Airbnb concedes that the majority of its New York City rentals violate the state’s short-term leasing law, the Post reports.

DNA Info reports on the St. Marks Bookshop’s urgent crowdfunding campaign.

EV Grieve has a look at the “Jones LES,” a new rental building on East Houston Street at Ridge Street. Two-bedrooms are priced at around $5500/month.

The Times profiles Handsome Dick Manitoba, still keeping the punk spirit alive on Avenue B.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the younger generation now in charge at iconic spots like Russ & Daughters, Katz’s Deli and the Nom Wah Tea Parlor.