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In the sea of New York restaurants Lusso is no big fish.  It’s a small corner joint, on a small block, in a (relatively) small neighborhood.  But that’s not to say it doesn’t stand out. Having just opened in January of 2009, Lusso jumped in to muddy waters, with constant whispers of economic doom.  However first time Owner Michael Carpinillo exhibited an intelligence in his choices that works superbly well.  Lusso has a lot of charm...  

"Pete Gleason has no issue with the good things the incumbent, Alan Gerson, has done. What he has issue with is that enough wasn’t done. The planning for schools was dismal, the WTC site is a mess with not even a memorial, light manufacturing jobs were kicked out as rampant over-development came in.  While one City Council person cannot be responsible for all of this, we need a councilperson who will take responsibility and is up front and fighting."

Is it true that environmental non-profits have been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has this had an impact on their effectiveness?

Gloria Steinem reads her "Top 10 Reasons for voting for Cy Vance" at a "Women for Cy" rally in Washington Square Park yesterday. Other speakers included Betsy Gotbaum, Jessica Lappin, April Tyler, & Marion Rice.


We will not forget.  Remember September 11th 2001 by viewing "Toward a Common Morality," a symposium analyzing the amazing human spirit.



The New York Daily News just endorsed Eric Gioia for Public Advocate! Out of all the other candidates, the Daily News recognized that Eric "has the clearest vision for using the office to get results."


Council Member Inez Dickens today announced her support for Cy Vance, Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney. Dickens, who represents Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, and parts of the Upper West Side and East Harlem, praised Vance’s commitment to Community-Based Justice and his focus on crime prevention and alternatives to incarceration.

Joined by Over 150 Supporters, Garment Workers and Others 8 Days Before Primary Democrat Margaret Chin, who is running for the New York City Council in the 1st district, rallied with over 150 supporters in Lt. Kim Lau square today, just over 1 week before Primary Day. She was joined by the heads of almost 28 family associations, as well as garment and hotel workers.

"[This] endorsements are an incredible demonstration of the broad consensus that has formed around Jumaane's candidacy. With your help, we can turn this support into victory."

Manhattan DA candidate Richard Aborn today announced two key endorsements: The Gay City News , and the AMF Local 802, the largest local union of professional musicians in the world. This is the union’s first endorsement for District Attorney since it was founded in 1921.