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Primary Day Countdown, Remembering Jim Carroll, CB3 Liquor License Meeting

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The Daily News' Primary voting guide. Watch for our comprehensive recap of the District 1 City Council campaign later today.

The Downtown Independent Democrats turned on Councilmember Alan Gerson, endorsing challenger Pete Gleason. Now DID has sent out a sharply-worded mailer to 11-thousand voters, railing against Gerson's tenure. The editors of Bloomberg Watch (supporting CD1 candidate Margaret Chin) say of the DID mailer:

They made no mention of the person they endorsed by a narrow margin — a
tacit admission in our view that either they recognize the mistake
following Wayne Barrett’s piece in the Village Voice or they realize that Gleason has no chance, or both. The question is from whom does he draw votes? Margaret Chin? Gerson? Kim?

NYC Kids PAC, a new organization, endorses Alan Gerson. 

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver campaigned on Grand Street yesterday with DA candidate Cy Vance. But has Shelly endorsed Vance? The Daily News wanted to know.

Silver and Vance (along with Councilmember Alan Gerson) also visited with residents trying to refurbish Luther Gullick Park. Later this week we'll have a video report from Sunday's "Community Day" in the park.

Peter Kwong, author and professor, will be answering questions about the gentrification of Chinatown in the NYT this week.

He grew up on the Lower East Side,  later became a fixture of the downtown scene and achieved worldwide fame as the author of "The Basketball Diaries."  The Times remembers poet Jim Carroll

Remembering Nathaniel Hunter, Jr., "the Mayor of Tompkins Square Park."

Before MTV's Video Music Awards, Rihanna lived it up on the Lower East Side, at the Hotel on Rivington. 

On the Tenement Museum Blog: answering questions about going to school in New York, circa 1900.

Eater summarizes the early reviews of Bia Garden. 

Restaurants and bars desperately seeking liquor licenses go before Community Board 3's SLA Committee tonight. If you want to speak for or against any restaurant or bar, this is your chance. The meeting takes place at 630pm at the JASA/Green Residence, 200 East 5th Street (Bowery). The full list of restaurants is on CB3's web site.

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