Lower East Side Links

–The Daily News puts Sheldon Silver on today’s cover and highlights yesterday’s vote by local Democrats to choose his replacement. “Disgraced former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver appears to still be pulling strings, controlling crucial votes in the contest to pick his successor,” writes the News.

–Members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus want changes to the mayor’s unpopular rezoning proposals, reports the Daily News.

EV Grieve rounds up the latest developments at the St. Mark’s Bookshop, which appears to be days away from closing.

Eater pays a visit to the newly opened Kossar’s bialys and then to food critic Mimi Sheraton. Her verdict was not so favorable.