Sheldon Silver, the former state assembly speaker who also answered to Lower East Side constituents, had his 2015 corruption verdict overturned by a federal appeals court. The decision was released yesterday. [Gothamist]

In Alphabet City, Bavarian garden Zum Schneider was closed last night following an afternoon fire upstairs that the FDNY quelled in approximately 20 minutes. [EV Grieve]

According to a new report released by the Center for an Urban Future, the Lower East Side lost 17 percent of its artist population between 2000 and 2015. [Hyperallergic]

At 217 E. Third Street, a $6 million buyer is sought for the four-story, mixed-use building. [EV Grieve]

This week Rebel Wilson was in Washington Square Park to film part of the new musical comedy Isn’t It Romantic? [Getty Images]

Starting Monday and continuing through July 29, the Trans Theatre Festival will commence at Williamsburg’s The Brick, a non-profit that’s been putting on shows since 2002. [Brokelyn]

Tour the well-curated Greenpoint apartment of a young couple in the arts. [Design Sponge]

Stock up on eyebrow-raising reads this weekend on Java Street at The Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair. [Brokelyn]