Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of MARC A. BERNSTEIN, 55, a lawyer who stole more than $2.2 million from his clients and failed to pay income taxes. BERNSTEIN pled guilty to all of the charges against him. If he abides by the conditions set by the court at the time of the plea, BERNSTEIN will be sentenced to up to 3 to 9 years in state prison, and will be required to pay restitution.  


State Senator Daniel Squadron was kind enough to send out a reminder that on Sunday April 11th at 5PM the annual 25th Senate District Community Convention will convene to discuss a litany of topics from health care and public housing, to LGBT marriage and the Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

“The US criminal justice system is in deep crisis, not only because of exceptional factors like the war on terror and long-overdue immigration reforms, but simply because of "ordinary injustice" -- the fact that police, courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the corrections system are completely overwhelmed, and have stopped respecting civil rights.

A reminder TONIGHT is a special meeting of the full CWG.  Working Teams will be presenting the status of their proposed Preliminary Action Plans and Study Areas.  All voting members are encouraged to send a representative.  The meeting will start promptly at 6pm @ American Legion Post 1291, 191-193 Canal Street, 2nd Floor.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


Come join a rally to celebrate the passage of new health care reform law by Congress and thank all members of NYC Congressional delegation who voted for it. Its today at 11am on the steps of City Hall. See you there!


Councilmember Margaret Chin will be meeting constituents at the Rutgers subway stop on Madison & East Broadway at 8:30 tomorrow morning to remind them to complete their census forms. Have you?



Senator Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblymember Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan) announced groundbreaking legislation today to crack down on scammers that provide fraudulent legal and immigration-related services to New Yorkers.


Brooklyn, NY-City— Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and 12 other members of the New York City Council announced the formation of the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council, which Councilman Brad Lander will co-chair. The Progressive Caucus will push for a more just, more equal city that offers genuine opportunity to all New Yorkers. 


CB #2’s Traffic and Transportation Committee is hosting a public input meeting Tonight from 6:30 to 8 PM to discuss the impact of Holland Tunnel traffic on pedestrians, residents and businesses in Hudson Square. Their agenda will be to discuss the much needed short-term improvement such as signal system modifications, additional time for pedestrians to cross streets, pedestrian refuge areas, short-term traffic calming treatments, and lane striping, pavement markings and turn lanes to increase the safety of all users.


NYU’s plans for expansion have been the source of tremendous friction between the mega-school and its surrounding communities, residents citing a general disregard for their wishes and a seeming entitlement.  Set your calendars now.  NYU will present its 2031 Expansion Plan on Wednesday, April 14th, 5:30 to 8pm.  How do you feel about the red dots on the map??

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