In the News: Protest Unrest

••• Forgotten New York has a thorough rundown on Finn Square and many of the nearby streets and buildings (including the Synagogue for the Arts, the J. Crew Liquor Store, Hook & Ladder 8, and more). If you like history—or if you think the “N.” in “N. Moore” doesn’t stand for “north”—you really should read this item.

••• “There were three open seats available this year [as Manhattan state Supreme Court judges], and none of them went to Civil Court Judge Shlomo Hagler, who was described as sort of a surrogate son of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Party insiders said Silver worked the phones to lobby for Hagler, but wasn’t able to get the deal done last night at the New York County Judicial Convention. Instead, three women got the three coveted seats, including a Latina, Civil Court Judge Analisa Torres of East Harlem. The two other popular winners were Civil Court Judges Ellen Gesmer from the Upper East Side and Deborah Kaplan from Tribeca.” (New York Daily News)

••• The New York Times answered this question: “I see that a small park in Tribeca with an interesting fountain has been named Albert Capsouto Park. Who was he, and can you tell me something about the fountain?” P.S. It’s pronounced Al-behr.

••• “Speedy 155 Franklin Street loft sale shows neighbor’s frostbite in 2009.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent. Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting “shame, shame” walked between Zuccotti Park, near Wall St., and Union Square calling for changes to a financial system they say unjustly benefits the rich and harms the poor.” What’s their endgame, exactly? Awareness? —New York Daily News


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