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Appeals Court Overturns Part of Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction

A federal appeals court this week overturned part of Sheldon Silver's conviction on public corruption charges, but he is still likely to go to prison. The former Lower East Side assemblyman was sentenced in 2018 to seven years in prison...

You Can Help Choose Which Local Projects Receive City Funding

You can help decide how to spend $1 million in your neighborhood. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, City Council members Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera are jointly kicking off this year's round of Participatory Budgeting. The program, now in its eighth...

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 to citizenship. At the Tenement Museum, she was joined by Mayor de Blasio and U.S....

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 James, who's now state attorney general. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. It's a...

Rep. Velazquez Rallies on Lower East Side Against Government Shutdown

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who represents parts of the Lower East Side, rallied with union officials and public advocates yesterday against the federal government shutdown. The media event was held at Gouverneur Health, the city-run medical facility on Madison...

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.

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. Owners Cathy and Stefan have also been holding Monday Night Postcard Action events.  The last...

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.

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!"

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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Community Board Applications Open Until March 1

If you have been itching to become more involved in your neighborhood, here's your chance. New York's borough presidents...
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