"The SLA and DCA Licensing Committee of Community Board #3 meets on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the JASA/Green Residence (200 East Fifth Street at Third Avenue) to look at various new and renewal liquor license applications in our immediate vicinity. Please attend this meeting to press the committee to reject these applications. We do not need one more bar around here."
"This is not a matter of legal nuance - this is a matter of right and wrong. Any effort to intimidate or control a victim of domestic violence is just plain wrong. It is despicable. And it is unlawful. We pay the State Police to uphold the law and to protect victims, not to intimidate and pressure them."
A funny thing happened on the way to Housing Court. A few people who have been very unhappy with Hi-rise Mike, who has been blamed for the over-development of Downtown, have made a slight turn to the right. Apparently, the Mayor has recently made a few moves that even the die-hard left of center Liberals have had to applaud...
In a new Op-Ed piece in the New York Times former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton challenges the Citizen’s Crime Commission’s questioning of the accuracy of crime statistics. Says Bratton, “One thing is abundantly clear. New York City is irrefutably a far safer place than it was 16 years ago. You can’t manipulate that reality.”
In order to best address continuing questions that some of the NYPD crime reporting may have been compromised due to pressure asserted by the Compstat process, the Citizens Crime Commission said today The New York Police Department (NYPD) could remove any doubt about the integrity of its crime numbers by embracing transparency and releasing all details from its internal audits of crime statistics. The call comes as a new survey conducted by John Eterno and Eli Silverman suggests that officials felt pressure to downgrade index crime to the point of manipulation of statistics.
SoHo is now the proud recipient of yet another useless structure whose only reason for existence – is to sport another “wrap-around” billboard. In fact, the race to create this 40-foot high tubular steel Lego set has pitched media companies against each other...
"Make no mistake about it, this is a sad day for the Senate. The expulsion of a Senator is a rare action that ought to be considered only in the most egregious of circumstances, but I believe the conduct of Senator Monserrate – his disregard for the law and for the safety of others – meets that standard."
On Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 pm, the Department of City Planning (DCP) will make a public presentation of its plan for a 6-block rezoning in the Far West Village. A 6-block area between Washington and Greenwich Streets, and between West 10th and West 12th Streets is currently zoned C6-1, which encourages out-of-scale commercial (such as hotel) and community facility (such as dorm) development. As requested by GVSHP and community groups, the zoning for this area will be changed to C1-6A, which limits the height and size of new development, and eliminates the current zoning bonus for hotel or dorm development.