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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. 

Public Advocate Candidate Eric Gioia debuts this new T.V. ad called "Games" in response to negative attacks by opponents Bill de Blasio and Mark Green. 

"Cy Vance has come up with a plan to bring the District Attorney's office into the 21st century."


Has China been making any progress reducing its output of global warming gases, and/or in tackling other environmental problems?      

Upcoming candidates forums, courtesy of the Historic Districts Council and GVSHP.

"Alan Gerson has been indirectly relying on taxpayer money to fund his campaign, so it makes sense that the CFB would not further subsidize Gerson's incompetence," said Pete Gleason, a Civil Rights Attorney and former FDNY Firefighter challenging Gerson in next month's Democratic primary for Lower Manhattan's 1st City Council District.

Continuing to rack up significant support from labor in this race, Manhattan DA candidate Richard Aborn received the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1, as well as a city local, CWA 1180, which represents municipal workers.