–Following his expulsion from the Assembly, former Speaker Sheldon Silver applies for his state pension, which could amount to almost $100,000/year. Federal prosecutors will seek to seize the pension funds, reports the New York Times.
–Lower East Side musicians continue to battle it out in court against Kanye West and Damon Dash for ownership of the term, “Loisaidas.”
—Curbed has renderings of the luxe condos above Adas Yisroel Anshe Mezritch Synagogue, the 6th Street shul.
—The Times reports that the politically-minded East Broadway gallery, E-flux, is staging its last Lower East Side exhibition before fleeing to Brooklyn.
—Via EV Grieve, check out the final group photo at Vic’s Pizza, the longtime Essex Street business that was forced to close.
—The Times celebrates the “art of Malaysian snacking” at Kopitiam on Canal Street.