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District 1 Council Candidate Forum Tonight

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The five candidates competing to represent District 1 in the City Council will take part in a candidate forum this evening at the Terrace Club, 380 Rector Place. The forum is sponsored by the BPC Neighbors Association. It begins at 7pm. The Lo-Down will, of course, be there and have a wrapup tomorrow.

WNBC has put up videos featuring all of the candidates running in the upcoming Primary, including CD1 contenders Alan Gerson, Margaret Chin, PJ Kim, Pete Gleason and Arthur Gregory

The headline in City Hall News reads, "Among Asian Candidates, Divide Between First and Second Generation." One of the examples given in the piece: the rivalry between Margaret Chin and PJ Kim:

Despite the fact that Kim is Korean and Chin is Chinese, Kim seems to
be getting some reception in Chinatown, where a number of people appear
to be buying into his argument that he would offer more effective
representation. Had Council Member Alan Gerson’s legal efforts
to be restored to the ballot not been successful, Kim likely would have
been the one to get the lion’s share of the Council member’s ample
support among Chinatown civic and business leaders, according to one
person involved in the discussions. But even with Gerson back on the
ballot, Kim has been generating support in the neighborhood, pulling
support from people like Eddie Chiu, head of the Chinatown community
group the Lin Sing Association.

Per Bowery Boogie and Grub Street Las Feliz soft opens Friday.

Watch Wylie Dufresne of WD-50 make cookie covered icecream balls in liquid nitrogen. 

Tomorrow at the Astor Center; Russ & Daughters: A Taste of Appetizing

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