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Assembly Member Deborah Glick and State Senators Tom Duane and Daniel Squadron recently sent an excellent letter supporting a proposal to spend $57 million of federal “stimulus” funding on Pier 40 infrastructure repair.  Now they need our help to persuade others to approve this essential work.

I don’t really consider myself an activist in the traditional sense.  But for as long as I can remember, I have been civic minded. I like to think of the city as the vessel of civilization; it is our privilege - and duty - as citizens to invent culture, foster the arts, establish and maintain economies.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Tibet's fight for independence. The Dalai Lama, like hundreds of thousands of his countymen, has been in exile ever since. Along the way, over a million Tibetans have been killed by the Chinese government.

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The Republicans recently discovered a new left-wing plot. C-Span asked more than 60 American historians to rate our presidents, repeating a poll that was held in 2000. Their results placed Bush II at number 36, behind Herbert Hoover and only slightly above Warren Harding—who spent a good deal of time playing poker—and William Henry Harrison, who died one month into his presidency.

OSO is the steakhouse for locals in the know.  OSO serves all three meals but I would argue dinner is the best.  Executive Chef Brian Naylor uses locally produced ingredients to deliver plates that possess equally unique and scrumptious flavor combinations.  OSO is comfortable, yet has a distinctly European flair that would suit either wine or espresso.  I suggest you order both… after desert of course. 

The landmarked Community Center, formerly PS 64, is in shambles and local officials and community activists want to end the neglect. 

The Immigration Coalition will celebrate its City Advocacy day with a breakfast gathering and a march to City Hall, culminating in a rally to discuss the many issues affecting New York immigrants.

In February the New York State Assembly passed a housing reform package that included the repeal of the Urstadt Laws and essentially vacancy decontrol.  The Senate’s vote is promised after the completion of the state budget negotiations, presumably in April.

On January 20th, Jasmina Amena went to the doctor and discovered that she had a rare, aggresive form of acute leukemia. If a bone marrow transplant wasn't found soon, she would only have months to live. The right match has yet to be found, which is all the more tragic since Jasmina just recently celebrated her sixth birthday.

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