In a few short months, New Yorkers will decide whether to grant Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a third term or give another candidate a chance to prove his mettle. The Mayor declined a recent invitation from our coalition to discuss his position on historic preservation and neighborhood planning issues. Where do the other 2009 Mayoral Candidates stand? Ask them...over coffee and danish!
Manhattan District Attorney candidate Cy Vance today announced his Plan to Reduce Recidivism: Enhancing Reentry Services, a program to help those leaving incarceration find jobs, housing and essential services, aimed at significantly reducing the instances of repeat offenses.
Margaret Chin has dedicated her life to public service for over 30 years. A former teacher, she has been working with community groups in lower Manhattan on affordable housing, education, and equity issues for most of her life. She left her position as Deputy Executive Director of the non-profit group Asian Americans for Equality, where she worked to protect and build affordable housing, in September 2008, to focus on her campaign. Ms. Chin was also a member of Community Boards 1 and 3.
While you read this article and I tell you of the beginnings of New York’s first authentic northern Italian eateries, I hope you hear the iconic Nino Rota waltz from the Godfather floating in the background.
Let’s start with a small review of history; the stock bubble of 1929. Then, as now, there was an excessive debt behind the collapse but most people either owned their homes outright or had a conventional mortgage requiring decent equity. A lot of them, of course, were in the stock market, but nothing like now (401k’s), and there were no credit cards or car loans either.
The GVSHP gathered over 200 letters which we will deliver to Mayor Bloomberg, NYU President Sexton, local elected officials, community boards, and members of the NYU Community Task Force saying that NYU must abide by its commitments to seek locations outside of our neighborhood if it is to expand, and seek to re-use buildings rather than demolish them. We need to keep that momentum going!
Step right up. Come on in. Pop-Up Shop is a traveling boutique and so much more. Along with its fabulous sales— that includes consignment designer clothes, tween fashions, and handmade jewelry— but it also features consultations with fitness and medical experts.
Richard Aborn, first time candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, forged his reputation as the progressive candidate and in New York City that holds weight. His supporters include the Working Families Party, the Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID), and the 504 Democratic Club, a New York City-based coalition of Democrats working towards inclusion of people with disabilities in the political and social fabric of society.