Former NY state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, who represented the Lower East Side, received a 12-year prison sentence yesterday on corruption charges. [NY Times]

Early Monday evening, a 7-year-old girl was groped at a kosher grocery store on Bedford Avenue. The attacker evaded arrest. [Brooklyn Paper]

An attempted robber with a gun made off empty-handed from a Williamsburg department store Sunday afternoon. [Brooklyn Paper]

Sources say President Obama intends to name the Stonewall Inn the first national monument for gay rights. [Associated Press]

The brainchild behind the East River Skyway, which would link the Lower East Side and Williamsburg via cable cars, hopes his idea will get more support now that an L train shutdown is forthcoming. [DNA Info]

Next month, Williamsburg nightclub Villain will be decked out to resemble the original Ghostbusters headquarters from the 1984 film. [Gothamist]

A vegan chocolate shop called Confectionery will open soon at 440 E. Ninth Street in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

Delaware & Hudson Tavern recently debuted on N. 5th Street next to its sister spot, Delaware & Hudson. [NY Times]