In the News: Dogs vs. Rats at Bogardus Garden

••• “A two-attorney law firm that has made substantial payments to Sheldon Silver, the New York State Assembly speaker, which are the focus of a federal investigation, also counts among its clients a wealthy landlord with a troubled past who has ties to Mr. Silver, records show. The landlord, Baruch Singer, whose father was the long-serving rabbi at the synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where Mr. Silver has worshiped for decades, used the law firm to seek reductions in real estate tax assessments on a number of his buildings on the Lower East Side and in Harlem, tax records show.” —New York Times

••• The Friends of Bogardus Garden had dogs attempt to chase down rats in a midnight raid. —Tribeca Trib

••• Tribeca Trib‘s police blotter includes a 5 a.m. subway robbery at knifepoint.

••• Reade Chambers developer Scott Shnay says sales are “right around $2,000 a foot.” —New York Times