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Follow the Money: New Web Site Tracks City Council Members

Gotham Gazette has launched a new web site to track money in politics. Here's how they describe Councilpedia, a project funded by the Knight Foundation: You can search a politician's campaign donations, the bills he or she sponsored and...

Speaker Silver: Legislature Not Soley to Blame for Budget Mess

Residents of the Lower East Side are accustomed to their state assemblyman's high profile in Albany.  In the past few months, Speaker Sheldon Silver has been attracting even more ink than usual, as the mainstream media waits breathlessly for...

CB3′s Full Board Approves SPURA Guidelines

The emotions ran the gamut last night inside the auditorium of P.S. 20 on Essex Street. Elation, anger, relief, regret and pride were all palpable as Community Board 3 held an historic vote on the future of the Seward...
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Rosie Mendez Releases Statement on SPURA

Councilwoman Rosie Mendez has released this statement regarding last night's vote to approve the Seward Park redevelopment guidelines: "Although the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area is not in my Council District, I want to add my voice to the many...

Chin Releases Statement on SPURA

Just in from City Councilmember Margaret Chin: “I applaud the SPURA Development Task Force for reaching a consensus on the proposed guidelines for the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA). After 43 years, I am pleased to...

CB3 Committee Makes History, Votes Yes on SPURA

It was the deal most everyone thought could not get done. Four decades after hundreds of homes and businesses were bulldozed in the name of urban renewal, Community Board 3 took an historic step last night towards finally rebuilding...
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Die-Hard Jets Fan, Daniel Squadron, Keeps Hope Alive

New York Jets fans are, of course, licking their wounds today. Among them: our state senator, Daniel Squadron (third from the left with a few other guys you might recognize).  In a column published on ESPN's web site today,...

Squadron Discusses Proposed Changes in Senate Rules

State Senator Daniel Squadron discusses proposed changes in Senate rules with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin:

Monday’s Big SPURA Vote

Monday night, 22 community activists will file into the Henry Street Settlement's gym, poised to make a big decision. After two-and-a-half years of deliberations, Community Board 3's land use committee is finally scheduled to vote on planning guidelines for...
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An Update from City Councilmember Margaret Chin

A message from District 1 City Councilmember Margaret Chin: I am writing today to invite all of District 1 to a public hearing on the City's response to the December Blizzard and snow cleanup. I encourage everyone to attend and...
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