–Sheldon Silver doesn’t seem much different post-conviction and he remains confident that the 7-count guilty verdict by a federal jury in Manhattan will be overturned on appeal, reports the Daily News.
—Politico New York looks at the mayor’s continuing efforts to jam through his controversial zoning proposals. While he has dismissed opposition by local community boards, City Council members have no such luxury. “The administration is likely to negotiate changes to the deal, based on the needs of Council members,” the website reports, “but the community board votes — while non-binding — could complicate those efforts.”
—Atlas Obscura delves into the world of 19th Century fortune tellers on the Lower East Side.
—Pitchfork has some photos from the sold-out Dinosaur Jr. 30th anniversary concerts at Bowery Ballroom.
–As EV Grieve notes, the Japanese chain, Ramen Zundo-ya, soft opens on East 10th Street tonight.