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C.B. 1 to lose 5 vets

Five active members of Community Board 1 are stepping down and were honored with citations at the board’s Tues., Mar. 24 monthly meeting. Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes spoke about their contributions. George Calderaro, who is moving, has been a member of C.B. 1 since 2010. He was co-chairperson of the Battery Park City Committee for […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Elected officials and community groups rallied in front of City Hall two weeks ago to push Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill his pledge that the Lunar New Year would be a school holiday. The March 13 rally came on the heels of de Blasio’s recent  announcement that two Muslim […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Not a freeze — but a rollback! City Councilmember Corey Johnson said he’s hoping for nothing less than that from the Rent Guidelines Board when it decides in three months on lease-renewal terms for rent-regulated apartments for the next two years. A rent freeze is unprecedented in the history of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  It had all the makings of a typical teen party — pizza and soda, excited chatter, and of course, young people. But it was no party, but rather a meeting to discuss a serious commitment that some adults would shy away from: serving on a community board. Late last Friday […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Last year when Downtown school advocates renewed their battle to get more classroom space in the Schools Chancellor’s conference room, Sheldon Silver, their most powerful ally, had a simple solution for the school leader: Use my conference room across the street. Although the idea was rejected by Chancellor Carmen Farina, Assembly […]

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BY DEBORAH GLICK  |    As many of you know, besides being your local assemblymember, I am also a huge fan of the National Football League. Although, I am foremost a New York Giants fan (unlike a nameless New Jersey governor who roots for the Cowboys!), I love to watch well-played games, and there are […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS   |  The energy fueling the campaign of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Republican challenger is women’s rights, and yes, energy. By the way, she see the issues as inextricably linked. Maureen Koetz, the long-shot challenger who has worked on energy issues in and out of government for over two decades, says “electricity […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |   Alexander Meadows officially announced his campaign for the 66th Assembly District two week ago. He’ll be challenging longtime incumbent Deborah Glick on Tues., Nov. 4. The 66th District includes the West Village, Hudson Square, Tribeca, Soho, Noho, the East Village west of First Ave. and a small part of Battery Park […]

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Many Downtown voters could still smell the 9/11 fires 12 years ago — the last time New Yorkers were certain they would be getting a new mayor. Today, the odor is a distant memory to some, a vivid one to others. But many who will be voting for the city’s next leader Nov. 5 were […]

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Four years ago Margaret Chin told us she would have said no to the deals to get beloved schools like P.S. 234 decades ago, and Spruce Street School more recently because the community was giving away too much to corporations and developers, and didn’t get enough affordable housing. It raised our eyebrows, but we endorsed […]

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