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Op/Ed: Make Schools a Priority in SPURA Plan

The ongoing debate about the future of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area revolves around the issue of affordable vs. market rate housing.  But during Community Board 3's deliberations, other topics., such as the need for new schools and...

Preservation Groups Sponsor Upcoming City Council Debates

Two historic preservation organizations are sponsoring a series of forums featuring the candidates running for the New York City Council. The Democratic Primary takes place September 15th. The Historic Districts Council's League of Preservation Voters and the Greenwich Village...

Kim Wins Citizens Union Endorsement

The "good government" group, Citizens Union, has decided to endorse PJ Kim in the District 1 City Council Primary: In the race to challenge incumbent Councilmember Alan Gerson, Citizens Union prefers Jin (P.J.) Kim because of his energy,...

City Council Candidate Margaret Chin Sues Rival, Elections Board

The District 1 City Council race is taking more twists and turns this morning. Once again, there is controversy surrounding the petitions candidates must submit to the city's Board of Elections to get on the ballot. Candidate PJ Kim...

TLD Interview: City Councilman Alan Gerson

This is the fourth installment of our series of interviews with the candidates running for the 1st District City Council seat. The District includes the Lower East Side, Chinatown, Soho, Wall Street and Tribeca. We have already heard from...

First District Council Race: Ballot Bingo

The last few days we've been following the utterly bizarre hazing ritual candidates for public office must go through in order to qualify for the New York City ballot. A few (emphasis on "few") Lo-Down readers left us comments...

District 1 City Council Race: Getting on the Ballot

The other day, we reported on the petitioning deadline for the candidates competing to represent District 1 on the New York City Council.  One candidate, PJ Kim, held a brief "press conference" outside the Board of Elections office on...

Deadline Day: City Council Candidates Submit Petitions

Yesterday was the deadline for City Council candidates to turn in their petitions to get on the September Primary Election ballot. Each candidate is required to submit 900 signatures, but they usually turn in a lot more than that...

TLD Interview: City Council Candidate PJ Kim

Today we have the third installment of our series of interviews with the candidates running for the 1st District City Council seat currently held by Alan Gerson. The District includes the Lower East Side, Chinatown, Soho, Wall Street and Tribeca....

TLD Interview: City Council Candidate Pete Gleason

Today we continue our series of interviews with the candidates running for the District 1 City Council seat currently held by Alan Gerson. The District includes the Lower East Side, Chinatown, Soho, Wall Street and Tribeca. Last week we...
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Lower East Side Links

Photo: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Some of the headlines that caught our eye in the past week: --The NYPD cracked...
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