Own a bar? Like bars? Live above a bar and hate that particular bar? Have an opinion or suggestion about bars in your neighborhood? Then please attend Thursday’s Nightlife Town Hall and have an open discussion with your elected officials and the New York State Liquor Authority.
The Chinatown Working Group is “a democratic and open community-based planning initiative on the future of Chinatown. [Their] goal is to support the community’s residents, workers, businesses and visitors.” That said, there is a lot to figure out including exactly who these ‘stakeholders’ are. The CWG has yet to decide the boundaries of Chinatown so the topics discussed at tonight’s Town Hall may affect neighborhoods well beyond the outdated ideas of old Chinatown.
Squadron calls for tough, first-ever statewide safety rules and standards that would require training for coaches on concussions and injured players. This comes as evidence of long-term effects of mishandled head injuries mounts.
New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congress Member Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, and Councilmember Margaret Chin will co-host a tenants rights forum on Thursday, bringing together housing advocates, legal experts, and community members for a discussion of how recent court decisions regarding buildings that received the J-51 or 421-g tax benefits could impact residents throughout Lower Manhattan.
On the steps of City Hall on Thursday at 10AM, Sen. Schneiderman will join forces with a statewide coalition to announce the campaign. The coalition’s goal is to organize across the state to pass the Senator’s bill, S.1633, which would require New York State to count incarcerated persons in their home communities--rather than in the districts where they are incarcerated--for purposes of drawing legislative district lines. If passed, it would be the first law in the nation to count prisoners in their home communities for districting purposes.
We need your help to raise $100,000 in four nights to help the victims of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake. No country in the Western Hemisphere has been battered more than Haiti in the last 500 years—the nearly complete annihilation of its native population over two decades, a brutal slave regime, ongoing foreign military interventions over hundreds of years, brutal dictatorships supported by western powers, blockades of aid and more recently, devastating natural disasters from hurricanes to this latest earthquake.
“We are launching the Chinatown Trees Initiative today," said Senator Squadron, " to bring more green space to Chinatown and to make sure the community itself drives the process. I'm asking everyone to nominate locations where they'd like to see a tree - or ten! - planted. It's your neighborhood, shouldn't you be a part of making it more beautiful and improving air quality? With the help of MillionTreesNYC, the Parks and Recreation Department, and the New York Restoration Project, we can make that goal a reality.”