News & Politics

We are on the precipice as the Primary is about to take place.

There are a few races that are meaningful for those of us in SoHo—the two City Council races for District 1 and District 3 affect us directly. And, of course, the Mayoral selection affects us indirectly. In a microcosm, the phrase “all politics is local” takes on new meaning.


While there were incongruities under Thompson as Comptroller, he seems to be the only candidate with both credibility, experience, intelligence and broad support. His only difficulty in the last election was due to the weak-kneed support by the Democrats due ONLY to the mistaken belief that Bloomberg would be able to buy the election.


Yetta Kurland reflects upon her career in law, activism and public service.

A few years ago a deal was made to close our neighborhood’s hospital, St. Vincent’s, in order to build more luxury condos. As a civil rights attorney and a committed community organizer, I went to work, using my skills to help organize our community to speak out.  


It looks like it will be a difficult choice for the general population to choose among the many candidates vying for office this election.  But, while it may be tough for a larger audience, the decision shouldn’t be that hard for SoHo residents.


On October 6th, take an important step in raising awareness and funds for eating disorder programs. Body dissatisfaction often leads millions of men and women into a dangerous struggle with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. NEDA supports individuals and families through education, a National Helpline and nationwide programs, guiding people towards the care they need.


Most Earth scientists agree that future sea levels will rise at a greater pace than during the last 50 years. Coastal communities will suffer the most, as flooding from rising water levels will force millions of people out of their homes. Pictured: flooding in Marblehead, Massachusetts caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.


In all likelihood, someone you know is fighting cancer. Rock out, support them and fight back! On Sunday, August 18th, Highline Ballroom will host the first annual Milk and Honey Music Festival to benefit the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Onili, Y-Love, Shira Gavrielov, Max Jared, Arlene Gould, Mikey Pauker and more will play.  Listen to some good tunes for a good cause.  It's win-win.


The Center for Health and Environmental Justice needs your help to test school supplies to find out if they contain hidden toxic chemicals this summer.  Watch to learn more!


Let’s start with the strong points. Scott Stringer has been a hands on guy downtown and made the round of the clubs and, as Borough President, has had the ability to pick and choose members of the Community Boards.


Through oral history, photography, archival footage, and submitted pieces, "Queers in Exile: The Unforgotten Legacies of LGBTQ Homeless Youth" running through July 28th, engages the voices of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, San Francisco's Vanguard youth, and more in an intergenerational conversation that reflects the incredible resilience and important contributions of LGBTQ homeless and transitional young people in spite of society's desire to keep them at the margins.


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