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Silver Heralds Passage of Hyrdofracking Ban

Last night, the New York State Assembly voted to temporarily ban hydrofracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas from deep shale rock. In a statement released a short time ago, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said: "I will not let...

More on the Sheldon Silver Non-Coup

Devotees of the "Fake Shelly Silver" twitter feed probably noticed this item posted a short time ago: Now, um, about that Assembly leadership coup... I'm sure the @NewYorkPost will be publishing a correction some time today... In spite of all kinds...

Scenes From the L.E.S. BID’s Grand Opening

The LES Business Improvement District officially unveiled their new headquarters (and Visitor Center) at 54 Orchard Street on Tuesday night. They celebrated the long-awaited new space with a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks from numerous elected officials who were...
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Quinn Focuses on Food – and the New Amsterdam Market

On Monday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn released a comprehensive report and plan for creating a sustainable and affordable food system in New York City.  Gotham Gazette and Civil Eats both have good articles looking at her proposals. In...

Silver Reports to Community Board 3

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver made a rare appearance at Community Board 3's monthly meeting last night. In the Speaker's remarks, he said the city has refused his request to divert revenues from Basketball City (a private facility opening...

Silver Helps Co-op Residents Obtain Bigger Subsidies

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has come to the aid of more than a dozen residents of the Seward Park Cooperative who were having difficulty paying increased maintenance fees. The residents all receive subsidies through the Section 8 housing assistance...
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Squadron: Lower Manhattan Needs Pier 42 Park

This morning, members of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation board allocated $100 million for a performing arts center at the World Trade Center, $20 million for a bridge at West Thames Street in Battery Park City and $15 million...

Schumer Urges LMDC to Fund Pier 42 Improvements

The Board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. is meeting this morning to begin deciding how to use $200 million that remains from its 9/11 recovery fund.  Lower East Side activists are hoping board members will be feeling the...

Schumer Comes to LES; Calls on LMDC to Fund Pier 42 Park

A short time ago, we returned from Pier 42 (at the end of Montgomery Street), where U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called on the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC) to pay for the construction of an East Side waterfront park...
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Chen Makes His Choice: He’s Taking on Sheldon Silver

In September, a piece in the Observer introduced voters of the 64th Assembly District to Sheldon Silver's newest foe: 28-year old Columbia graduate student Ed Chen. At the time, he was exploring the possibility of running against the powerful...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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