Last week, members of CB3 gathered for their first full board meeting since the tragic death of Harry Wieder April 27th. The longtime community activist was struck by a taxi upon leaving the meeting, at P.S. 20. CB3 Chair Dominic Pisciotta praised community board members for rallying around Wieder’s mother in the hours after the tragic accident. He called on CB3 to dedicate itself to the causes that were most important to Wieder — including pedestrian safety and the rights of the disabled. There was also a moment of silence.
Wieder’s friends are planning a memorial service June 20th in the Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street, at 6pm. It will be an opportunity to share stories and honor Wieder’s legacy. There will also be a slide show. Anyone wishing to share photos of Harry should send them to HarrysMemorial@aol.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s also a plan to rename a section of Forsyth Street, where Wieder lived, “Harry Wieder Way.” 75-percent of the people living on the block must approve for it to happen.