Lower East Side Links

–Six Democrats running to replace Sheldon Silver are distancing themselves from the former Lower East Side power broker. [Wall Street Journal]

–A review of documents from the mayor’s office shows, unsurprisingly, that lobbyist James Capalino’s reach is wide-ranging. He’s been tied to the Rivington House mess. He also represented MDG Design & Construction, which was accused of cheating workers out of wages at a large reconstruction project at the Grand Street Guild apartments. [Politico New York]

–Local activists rally in support of Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, who has been deemed “unqualified for re-election” by a screening panel. [New York Law Journal]

–Local history — Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York’s Chinatown by Scott Seligman offers a detailed accounting of one of the neighborhood’s bloodiest eras. [Business Insider]

–“[Giuseppe] González dreamed for years of having a place of his own, and Suffolk Arms is a wood-paneled expression of his many opinions: about cocktails, politics, what constitutes good service and the city he loves.” [New York Times]

–A preview of Vinyl, the giant new bar in the old Nevada Smith’s space. [Wall Street Journal]