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During Event on the Lower East Side, Pelosi Advocates For “Dreamers” Legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to the Lower East Side yesterday to publicize a new proposal to protect “Dreamers” and offer them a path …

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Make Your Voice Heard! Help Choose a New Public Advocate Today

It’s Election Day in New York City! New Yorkers will be choosing a new public advocate today in a special election to replace Letitia …

Photo via Rep. Velazquez's Twitter.

Rep. Velazquez Rallies on Lower East Side Against Government Shutdown

Photo via Rep. Velazquez’s Twitter.

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who represents parts of the Lower East Side, rallied with union officials and public advocates …

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh; Chinatown, November 2017.

Kavanagh Set to Lead State Senate’s Housing Committee

A local elected official, State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, has been appointed chair of the Senate’s Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development. …

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Election Night Viewing Party Tonight at Les Enfants de Boheme

Our friends at Les Enfants de Boheme have asked us to spread the word that they are hosting an Election Night Viewing Party this evening. …

Wendy Li's signs were all over Chinatown Thursday.

Wendy Li, Christopher Marte Victorious in Primary Election

You have likely heard about the high profile victors in yesterday’s New York State Primary Election. …

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Make Your Voice Heard: There’s a State Primary Election Thursday

To borrow a phrase from Barack Obama, “Don’t put your head in the sand. Don’t boo — vote!” …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

City Council Unanimously Approves Union Square Tech Training Center

The New York City Council voted 45-0 yesterday to approve plans for the Union Square Tech Training Center, a 21-story complex at 124 East 14th St. The support of local City Council member Carlina Rivera was critical in clearing the way for the controversial tech hub. …

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Sheldon Silver Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

The once powerful Lower East Side assemblyman, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced today to seven years in prison after a federal jury this past spring convicted him on public corruption charges. …

Sheldon Silver in happier times - at Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade in 2012.

Sheldon Silver Pleads For Mercy Ahead of Sentencing in Public Corruption Case

In advance of his sentencing this coming Friday, July 27, Sheldon Silver is pleading with Federal Judge Valerie Caproni to consider alternatives to a lengthy prison sentence. …

City Council member Carlina Rivera with Council Speaker Corey Johnson at a news conference July 18, 2018. Photo by Emil Cohen/New York City Council.

Rivera’s Airbnb Bill Unanimously Approved By City Council

A bill sponsored by local City Council member Carlina Rivera aimed at Airbnb sailed through the Council yesterday. …

Maloney campaigning at Stuyvesant Town. Image from Rep. Maloney's Facebook page.

Rep. Maloney Defeats Patel in Congressional Primary

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of the Lower East Side, was victorious in last night’s primary election. …

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Make Your Vote Count: Maloney, Patel Face Off in Today’s Congressional Primary

There’s a Primary Election today in New York City. In some parts of the Lower East Side, you have the opportunity to pick a Democratic nominee in the 12th Congressional District. …

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Council Member Chin Asks Mayor For Meeting on Specialized High School Plan

The other day, we posted statements from local elected officials regarding Mayor de Blasio’s proposed changes in the admissions procedure for the city’s specialized high schools. …

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Maloney, Patel Debate on NY1 Tonight Ahead of Democratic Primary

There’s a televised debate tonight between U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel, her challenger in the upcoming Democratic Primary. …