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Waggytail Rescue
is an outstanding non profit organization that rescues the dogs that even the City Shelters don’t have the recourses to rehabilitate.  They support their pups with the time, love and training necessary to heal wounds and bring out their inner companions.  More than that, Waggytail takes the considerable time to make sure that their dogs find the right owner, interviewing applicants in depth before adoptions.
 

If train travel is so much less polluting than driving or flying, why are passenger rail options in the U.S. so limited compared to Europe? And is anything being done to shift more travelers over to American rail lines from cars and planes?

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!


Help!  Coney Island is in peril!  The historic site, once a hedonistic playground and a haven for social outsiders, is now in danger of being debased to a collection of high rises.  The city’s current rezoning plan would allow towers up to 27 stories tall to permeate the heart of Coney Island’s central amusement district.  If this happens, Coney Island, once so full with charisma, would be reduced to just a caricature of its former self.


Tenants and Neighbors is a grassroots organization that aims to empower tenants by uniting, advocating for tenants rights, and participating on a local, state and even national level to preserve the at-risk affordable housing.  The text below is an email updating us on their progress.

Has it really come to this?  The Working Families Party is holding a contest to find out which renter really has it worst.  Points that will work in your favor:  no heat, unsafe stairs, rusty water, rats.  Wow the winner must be so lucky….  Well at least they’ll have a month’s rent paid for so they can enjoy their hell hole.   


Downtown community activist and author of the blog, Save the Lower East Side, Rob Hollander once again shares his views on government regulation on development.  What do you think?

Important notices about important political events! 

The Working Families Party was formed by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists and labor unions.  They identify as a party of the people; their goal to build a society that values and advocates for all of its members. 
 

RUMORS & LIES…

In an attempt to plug the budget gap in a deteriorating economy and keep the cash flowing the “terror level” has been raised in order to keep the citizenry docile. With no attacks by Al Qaeda, the prospect of maintaining a high alert (it requires cash, after all) becomes a little thin. Suffolk County is not exactly the first target on the mind of Bin Laden. Of course, the real 1000 lb. gorilla in this case is known as Derivatives. 


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