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About 75 advocates for low income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS rallied outside Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Grand Street home this morning. They want his support for a bill that would reduce the amount of each disability check residents must contribute towards subsidized housing.

At Monday night's City Council debate, more than one of the candidates after Council member Alan Gerson's job complained that he has not been vocal enough about the lack of progress at Ground Zero. During a meeting yesterday, the Daily News reports, Gerson had  "tough words about delays that have plagued the site: 'It's
incomprehensible and unforgivable that not a single project at the
World Trade Center site has been completed,' he said.

The Center for an Urban Future says chain stores continue to take over Manhattan.

Transportation Alternatives has a new web site tracking candidates' positions on transit issues

A new "nightlife preservation" group is gearing up to protect the much-maligned industry from the big, bad community groups and politicians seeking to run them out of town.

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