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Elected Officials Emphasize Rent Reform During Political Club Appearances

Members of the State Legislature are back in Albany today after a two week break.  Yesterday, before ending their Manhattan respite, Lower Manhattan elected officials did a little politicking downtown. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, Senator Daniel Squadron,...

DID Announces 2010 Candidate Endorsements

The political club endorsements are starting to roll in. Last night, members of the Downtown Independent Democrats met to decide which candidates to back in the 2010 elections. They, of course, endorsed Andrew Cuomo for governor, as well as...

Elected Officials, Candidates Flock to Political Club’s Fundraiser

It was a who's who of downtown politics at Sean Sweeney's Soho loft yesterday afternoon. The influential political club, Downtown Independent Democrats, held its annual fundraiser, a chance to share a drink or two, devour some shrimp and chew...

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...

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Black and Latino students are making big gains in state math test scores. But the statistics released yesterday are being hotly debated. Joel Klein, head of NYC's public schools, says it's a big victory. Other education experts contend there...
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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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