Community News & Politics - Soho

Join the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for the Rally Against NYU’s Proposed 400 Ft. Tower. The rally will be held Sunday November 7th on Bleecker Street east of LaGuardia Pl. to protest “NYU’s landmark-busting plans for the Village’s tallest tower— a combination hotel and residence — and their threatened alternative of building on the adjacent supermarket site.” The rally comes one day before the plan goes before Community #2’s Landmark Committtee.


Annually since September 11, 2001 the Manhattan Youth Center has held a night of remembrance. It’s a time to share memories, reflect on how it changed lives, the neighborhood, and the world. Next week on the 9th anniversary the Center will once again be holding a gathering full of discussion, poetry, and music. Join your neighbors and stand together to honor the big and small acts of heroism, and look to a future filled with peace.


“Half of all complaints that come into my Office’s Immigrant Affairs Program involve individuals who fraudulently pass themselves off as attorneys, or who provide legal advice when they are not licensed to do so,” said District Attorney Vance. “These defendants concoct schemes that defraud trusting victims. The District Attorney’s Office will continue to aggressively prosecute individuals who cheat and steal from immigrants.”


In the wake of a slew of major endorsements in his campaign for Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman today received the support from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. In his decision to back Schneiderman, Stringer cited Eric’s unparalleled record on government reform and public integrity.


For years we have been ruminating about an economy that is doing exactly as predicted. There should have been no surprises for local politicians or the populace – it has been heading straight down since 2007. Only the major financial media have been able to temporarily fool people, due either to wishful thinking or a not-so-hidden agenda that promotes Wall Street.


"Schneiderman has courage, a strong voice and a deep commitment to ethical government," the board wrote. "During his 12 years in the Senate, he championed important laws protecting women’s rights and repealing the overly harsh Rockefeller-era drug laws, and he challenged his party’s leaders when they chose expedience over conviction."


Today at the steps of city hall protesters will gather to try and convince Gov. Paterson not to sign a bill (#S6873) banning sublets— a decision he is set to make in the next 24 hours. Now is your last chance to push back and demonstrate to the Governor the dire affect this would have on everyday New Yorkers!! 


 

New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Borough President Scott Stringer, and State Senator Daniel Squadron sent a strongly worded letter today to Larry A. Silverstein expressing concern over the hiring of Regional Scaffolding and Hoisting Company at the 4 World Trade Center site. Despite its indictment by the Manhattan DA for manslaughter as a result of the deaths of two firefighters at the Deutsche Bank site and its attempt to hide the troubled company involved by creating a shell corporation, Silverstein recently hired the company to help install elevators in the building.

 


Expect sunshine and rainbows!! The annual parade began in 1970 as a political stance to the Stonewall Riots and remains just as relevant today with gay marriage, the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ and debates over LGBT rights finally holding political power.  The march of extravagance makes its way down 5th Ave beginning at 34th street at 12pm and commences at the corner of Greenwich and Christopher Sts. Equality for all!!!


The service cuts on bus and subway lines that will take effect Sunday morning have received less attention than they deserve. Apart from the usual suspects, transit buffs, local elected officials and neighborhood activists, there was no popular uprising in protest of the substantial reductions in bus routes. Nor did the mainstream media focus on what was being lost in the five boroughs.