Community New & Politics - Events

An important meeting to determine what will become of the old St. Vincent’s space on Thursday morning, at 10am.  The Rudin/NS-LIJ Condo plan is going before the Public Health panel for approval of its “Certificate of Need” for its plan to build 450 luxury condos at the site of the former O’Toole Clinic Bulding.  It is essential that they hear our community’s voice. 


CityWide Disaster Services Inc. (CDS) invites HRP Mamas Members to attend our free Emergency Preparedness Workshop on Friday, August 12th, 2011 from 10am until 1pm, at the New York Law School at 185 West Broadway in Manhattan.


Please join Council member Margaret Chin to celebrate The City of WaterDay Festival at the Governor’s Island 2nd Annual Lower Manhattan Family Day, Saturday, July 16th from 10am-4pm.

Goles s a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. They are holding a workshop on how to deal with harassment from landlords, presented by tenant attorney John Gorman.

Today, Council member Margaret Chin (District-1, Manhattan), Council member Elizabeth Crowley Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, joined special guest and former FDNY fire fighter Steve Buscemi, as hundreds of Tribeca residents rallied to keep Ladder 8 – the famed Ghostbuster firehouse – open.

Rent regulations expire tomorrow. The State legislature has not reached a deal on extending them. The future is uncertain. The Real Rent Reform Coalition is staging two demonstrations for tomorrow. Your participation is critical.

I hope you will all join me this Saturday June 4th at 12pm outside Tea and Sympathy (110 Greenwich Avenue between Jane and Horatio Streets) for a petition drive. We will meet and go to various locations throughout the community to get petitions to support Attorney General Schneiderman in denying the Rudin plan until it includes a real hospital.

On Friday, June 3 beginning at 11:00 a.m. officials of the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA), Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA), New York City Firefighters, community leaders and elected officials will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest Mayor Bloomberg's plan to close 20 fire companies.

Our children didn't create this financial crisis.  Why should they pay to fix it? Join thousands to demand action from Bloomberg.  Make big banks and millionares pay.  Today at 4PM be one of the ones who won't take it anymore and assemble with us at City Hall to protest budget cuts.

April 16th bring your old monitors, printers, stereos, and last year’s computers to Tekserve and they will recycle them for free!  Every person who drops off an item will receive a $25 Tekserve coupon good towards the purchase of a new Mac or iPod, $25 off a LaCie d2 Quadra 1TB Hard Drive and one lucky recycler will even win a new MacBook Air!  Saving the planet and a new labtop… almost too good to be true!