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2017 Community Board Applications Are Now Open

Applications are now open for this year's appointments to local community boards.

Community Board Applications Are Due at the End of January

If you're interested in joining a New York City community board, you have until the end of this month to apply. In our neighborhood, Community Board 3 encompasses the East Village, the Lower East Side and most of Chinatown....

24 New Applications Submitted For Community Board 3

Let's take a moment to geek out on some charts just released by the Manhattan Borough President's office regarding this year's community board applicants. Today the office is beginning to interview nearly 600 applicants who applied to serve on...

Want to Join Your Local Community Board? Info Sessions Begin Tonight

Here's a reminder that information sessions get underway tonight for people interested in joining one of New York's 59 community boards.  Half of all members will be appointed or re-appointed by the borough presidents, in consultation with City Council...

Borough President Urges Residents to Join Community Boards

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer came to Chinatown today in search of a few good men and women. As the application deadline approaches to join the city's community boards, he joined City Councilmember Margaret Chin and community activists to...

Wednesday News Links

It just keeps getting weirder and weirder in Albany. The deposed Democrats lock the door to the Senate chamber so the new GOP majority can't get in. The Republicans, for their part, plan to hold court in a park...

Monday News Links

A New York Post analysis shows some encouraging early signs from a controversial program that pays students who improve their performance on standardized tests. The Post story mentions P.S. 188 on Houston Street, where: "76 percent of fourth-graders met...
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Lower East Side Links

Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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