Vote on Tuesday
On Tuesday, Sept. 15, New Yorkers will go to the polls to cast their votes in the Democratic primary elections. We urge all our readers to exercise their democratic franchise.
Margaret Chin for City Council in First District No one thought Alan Gerson would be running again for re-election to the City Council this year. Not only was he facing term limits, but Gerson also said he would not violate the will of the people by using a Council vote to reverse two voter referenda.
Rosie Mendez for City Council in Second District In the Second City Council District, covering the East Village, Union Square, Gramercy, part of the Lower East Side and extending up to the E. 30’s, Councilmember Rosaura “Rosie” Mendez is being opposed by Juan Pagan.
Christine Quinn for City Council in Third District In one of this year’s more high-profile City Council races, the Democratic primary in the Third District sees Council Speaker Christine Quinn facing a challenge from two first-time candidates, Maria Passannante-Derr and Yetta Kurland.
Growing up with Downtown’s scars
By Helaina N. Hovitz
When the Red Cross came to the community room on Sept. 13th, my father and I handed out sandwiches to the seniors, and other residents doled out water, milk, and fruit. I remember him surveying the room and saying, “It’s a shame it takes a tragedy like this to bring people together.”
Business high school moves near Wall St.
The Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women launched its fifth year this week by moving from the East Village down to the Financial District, putting the school’s 375 students in the midst of the neighborhood they study.
Four school zones are better than one
By Eric Greenleaf
This week, due to the hard work of many parents and elected officials such as Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in cooperation with the New York City Dept. of Education.