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The iconic Russell Simmons has partnered with im.material Global Committee to graciously host a benefit for Haiti at one of our favorite galleries, Gallery Nine5, on September 15th 2010. The tragedy in Haiti is far from over as more than one million Haitians remain homeless. The money donated will be used by im.material to construct stable homes and community infrastructure on 4.2 acres of donated land outside of Port-au-Prince. Do your part to directly impact the rebuilding of Haiti. Be a hero. We’ll see you there.


“The city’s worst landlords can no longer hide from responsibility while their buildings fall into dangerous disrepair,” said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. “If you’re looking for an apartment, check for your potential landlord on the Watch List first. And if you’re living in a Watch List building, our call-in hotline and field organizers are here to help to you navigate the process of reporting bad conditions and getting them resolved.”


Today at the steps of city hall protesters will gather to try and convince Gov. Paterson not to sign a bill (#S6873) banning sublets— a decision he is set to make in the next 24 hours. Now is your last chance to push back and demonstrate to the Governor the dire affect this would have on everyday New Yorkers!! 


Tekserve’s at it again. The electronic repair store (a savior to me many-o-times) along with the Lower East Side Ecology Center are moonlight in electronic recycling. Go green by safely and properly recycle your old electronics at their eWaste Recycling Drive. Bring computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, CD/DVD/VCR players, stereo equipment, televisions, cell phones, cameras and other unwanted electronics to Tekserve on Saturday, July 10th from 10am to 4pm to be safely recycled.

Expect sunshine and rainbows!! The annual parade began in 1970 as a political stance to the Stonewall Riots and remains just as relevant today with gay marriage, the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ and debates over LGBT rights finally holding political power.  The march of extravagance makes its way down 5th Ave beginning at 34th street at 12pm and commences at the corner of Greenwich and Christopher Sts. Equality for all!!!


 

Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Senator Daniel Squadron and other elected officials and community leaders from Manhattan and Brooklyn will join today, Friday April 9th at 10:30 am to urge the City to reexamine regulation and enforcement of tourist helicopter traffic.

 


Tekserve’s at it again. The electronic repair store (a savior to me many-o-times) along with the Lower East Side Ecology Center are moonlight in electronic recycling. Go green by safely and properly recycle your old electronics at their eWaste Recycling Drive. Bring computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, CD/DVD/VCR players, stereo equipment, televisions, cell phones, cameras and other unwanted electronics to Tekserve on Saturday, April 10th from 10am to 4pm to be safely recycled.

 

Last night the Board of Directors of Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center (SVCMC) voted to close their hospital inpatient operations. This saddens many whom have been fighting diligently to keep emergency and vital health care services on the west side on Manhattan. There will be a rally today, Wednesday, April 07, at 11 a.m. outside of St. Vincent’s at 12th Street and 7th Avenue to urge the State not to approve any St. Vincent’s closure plan until there is an appropriate urgent healthcare option for the West Side. We urge you to attend.

 


 

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. 

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?

 


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