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Who could have ever believed that Hattie, a dance teacher originally from Williamsburg, Brooklyn would emerge, in her 70's as a desired and desirable world-renowned role model? Certainly not me, a woman who has despised and disrespected aging for decades.


Jenifer Rajkumar is a lawyer, a District Leader, a Democrat who espouses early, direct, personal involvement in the community’s political decisions for her district, District 1 in SoHo. While Jenifer, who is also a member of the Downtown Independent Democrats, realizes that unseating an incumbent is an uphill battle, she is a determined and politically attractive candidate who is in this race for the right reasons. Not for power, not for self-aggrandizement, and not for provincial attempts to make small changes. Her desire is to fundamentally alter the way politics is managed. That is, by involving the community at the very outset in dealing with any changes that affect it. For changes that affect SoHo.


In my day, which we all know was a long time ago. people routinely took baths. And it wasn't just women... guys did too! I'm a fish out of water if I don't swim or bath/soak. Sure a shower provides a splash of clean, refreshing water. But though it can boost our spirits, readying us for the day ahead, or making us feel clean as we go to bed, it doesn't provide the benefits of soaking in a tub.


SAME DATE: Thursday, May 2nd
NEW PLACE: P.S. 41,116 West 11th Street, Auditorium
NEW TIME: 6:30 p.m.

Join the Lupus Foundation of America and thousands of walkers on May 18th, to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.


The Olevolos Project is a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged young people in Tanzania. Funds raised from the May 11th 2013 Benefit Brunch will go towards the Olevolos Project's Scholarship Program that support the educational and affiliated needs of disadvantaged and orphaned students from the Olevolos Village. 


May 11th is sure to be a fun day with lots of amazing artists, jewelers and crafters specializing in all things handmade. What’s even better is that a portion of the proceeds fo to the Museum School in Chelsea. The entire school community will be involved in making this a very special day!


Spend Mother's Day this May 12, honoring women and celebrating the accomplishments of those who have survived Domestic Violence and are making a difference in the world.


Imagine you’re on a lit-up Broadway stage—now get ready to sing and dance with real Broadway all-stars. On April 28th join Leslie Stifelman, musical director/conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host and composer, Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and Les Misérables.


While affordable housing is a hot-button issue in many communities, nowhere is it more critical than downtown Manhattan. The numbers are frightening unless you’re a landlord.

Councilmember Margaret Chin was elected, in part, for her housing activism – as she had demonstrated in her primary constituency of Chinatown– to protect rent-regulated tenants.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s work has benefitted the community with her advocacy - supporting tenant rights in the face of landlord abuse and harassment.


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