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TLD Interview: City Council Candidate Margaret Chin

Today we kick off a series of interviews with the candidates running to represent the 1st District in the New York City Council.  The District includes the Lower East Side, Chinatown, Soho, Tribeca and Wall Street. There are four...

Full Contact Politics: Setting the Record Straight

We've received an email from the president of the Downtown Independent Democrats, clarifying one of several bizarre incidents that occurred at the political club's June 2nd endorsement meeting. We previously reported that challenger Pete Gleason won the endorsement over...

Followup: Gerson’s Re-election Battle

Yesterday morning, we reported City Councilman Alan Gerson lost the endorsement of the Downtown Independent Democrats to Pete Gleason. Today the Downtown Express is out with more details. Reporter Josh Rogers called the defeat a "body blow" to Gerson's...

Gleason Wins Key Endorsement Over Incumbent Gerson

The Downtown Independent Democrats (DID) voted last night to endorse challenger Pete Gleason in the First District City Council primary against incumbent Alan Gerson. We received a late night email from the club's president, Sean Sweeney, saying the vote...

Residents Voice Concerns About Development at Chinatown Town Hall

A large crowd came to a town hall meeting last night to speak out about the problems impacting Chinatown and its neighboring communities. The forum was sponsored by the Chinatown Working Group, a coalition of community organizations. The...

Community Board 3 Elections Set For Next Month

Members of Community Board 3 will meet next month to select their executive officers. Last night, candidates made brief campaign statements during the board's monthly meeting at P.S. 20. Chairman Dominic Pisciotta is being challenged by Barden Prisant. The...

7th Precinct Report – Leadership Changes Ahead

We attended the monthly Community Council Meeting at the 7th Precinct on Wednesday evening and  learned that a new Commanding Officer, Captain Nancy Barry, will be replacing Deputy Inspector Frank Dwyer, who is moving on.  Captain Barry was on...

Followup: Buses Moved to Chelsea

We told you last week that a couple of dozen buses that the city wanted to park in Tribeca until the community rebelled, were headed for the East River, under the FDR. That was going to delay the next...

CB3 Committee Supports Stop Signs Near P.S. 110

View Larger MapMembers of Community Board 3 lent their support last night to a campaign by parents of P.S. 110 for stop signs outside the school. The parents appeared before CB3's transportation committee, telling members about safety concerns along...

Court Ruling Could Lead to More Bar Sprawl

A recent court ruling could make it more difficult for community groups to oppose bars and restaurants seeking liquor licenses. State Senator Daniel Squadron is drafting legislation that would clarify the intent of the so-called "500 foot rule," which...
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Lower East Side Links

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: --A look at the District 1 City...
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