Community New & Politics - Events

Business and development interests in Chinatown will meet on Monday with local preservationists to figure out how to keep the economic investment engine that has long driven Chinatown from now bulldozing Chinatown. The future of the Chinatown Working Group process and of Chinatown itself depend on whether divergent needs of economy and of community and culture can be resolved.

Iconic playboy bunny, feminist and workers’ rights advocate Gloria Steinem will be among the speakers on the steps of City Hall in support of a proposed bill currently being considered by the City Council that would support paid sick days.

If you live in a building receiving a J-51 tax abatement, you may be eligible for a rent reduction, a refund, and the legal protections of rent stabilization— if your apartment was illegally deregulated.

After splitting down the middle last month on the proposed Sullivan Street rezoning, last night Community Board 2's Zoning Committee voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposed change.  Thanks to everyone who showed up and spoke against the proposed zoning change.

On November 16th, the nation’s oldest HIV/AIDS organization Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is hosting their Fashion Forward fundraiser in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion(125 West 18th St between 6th and 7th Aves).  “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn, will be hosting as well as Jack Mackenroth of Project Runway.  

NEW YORK - Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan, non-profit organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, announced that its Third Annual Heroes Gala will take place on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00PM-9:00 PM at Gotham Hall in Manhattan

Come out to support a good cause and get a good poker lesson from poker icon Annie Duke as she Chair’s the Parkinson’s Disease charity event, “Raising the Stakes.” The evening will include casino games, cocktails, dinner, dancing and prizes, including one personal poker lesson from Annie Duke and all proceeds will support the research of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

The rally will be held today at 4:30 PM at Chatham Square.   Attend to support Margaret Chin, Bill Thompson and the Democratic ticket.  Tomorrow is Election Day.  Don’t forget to vote!!!! 


Medicare For All— Demonstration and sit-in, part of a nationwide day of action.
October 28, 2009 at 10 AM
1 Liberty Plaza (Broadway just north of Wall Street)
Contact: Jean Fox,


NEW YORK – On Wednesday, October 28 Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman (D – Manhattan-Bronx), Chairs of the Senate Banking and Codes Committees respectively, will hold a special joint hearing in New York City to address the mortgage fraud crisis that is wreaking havoc across the state.