Lower East Side Links

–Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Sheldon Silver’s lawyers file for appeal and ask a judge to allow their client to stay out of prison until the appeals are exhausted. [New York Law Journal]

–An Emmy award-winning filmmaker has acquired the rights to Irving Berlin’s story and plans a television series about the lengendary former Lower East Side resident. [Deadline]

–Mascot Studio, a custom frame and fine art shop, is exiting East 9th Street after 35 years. [EV Grieve]

–Another profile of chef/fashion model Franco Noreiga of Allen Street newcomer Baby Brasa. [Daily Beast]

–A walk through history: Chinatown’s turf wars. [Signature]