News & Politics

Be an active citizen! Join Community Board #2 meetings to have influence over the issues that affect your neighborhood.

All for meetings for September 2016 is listed below or available for download here. Visit CB 2's website at www.cb2manhattan.org to check for any updates and revisions to their calendar throughout the month.


White male privilege will not stop rearing its ugly head. Brock Turner, a 19 year old former student and now (thankfully) registered sex offender, raped an unconcious woman at a college party on January 18th, 2015. He was convicted on three charges of felony sexual assualt, which holds the potential of up to 14 years, but only recieved a sentence of six months.


Garry Kasparov is a former World Chess Champion, leader of the pro-democracy opposition to Russian President Vladmir Putin, and Chairman of Human Rights Foundation. He will discuss his latest book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped for a cocktail party and fundraiser at The Muses in Southhampton.


Be an active citizen! Join Community Board #2 meetings to have influence over the issues that affect your neighborhood.


 Recently, more interested in knowing why there was a line on the periphery of SoHo, not even close to the once cobblestoned West Broadway thoroughfare, lines started forming around 10 a.m. on Broome Street and 6th Avenue. It seemed like an anomaly. There were no designer clothing sales like Barney's and SoHo isn't particularly known for people willing to line up for anything. Not any more. 


On a beautiful, warm, sunny morning in Greenwich Village parents and children gathered on Friday to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 at P.S. 3. In typical downtown style the casual, colorful dress of parents, teachers and students lined up for seats while some who expected to have to stand during the ceremony had a bite at the Hudson Diner or Oscar’s. As it turned out it wasn’t necessary to get on line because there were seats for everyone.


Join us at this event that to support Queer and Queer-allied artists!  They will be collecticting for the True Colors Fund, an organization that works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves.

The Workers Unite! Film Festival is a non-for-profit organization intended to publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice through student and professional films. This year marks its 4th consecutive year, and will showcase 45 films in 21 days—from May 7th to 27th. Opening night is May 8th at Cinema Village.


The New York City Community Garden Coalition marched the steps of City Hall to protest the lack of transparency and community involvement in issuing an RFQ to developers to build affordable housing on "vacant" lots throughout the 5 boroughs that are actually thriving, active community gardens.


There’s no time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to stand up to protect it. Of course, any good environmental education starts at home: parents should always keep in mind that they are role models for their kids, and should act responsibly. 


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