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Two Community Boards Endorse Chinatown BID

A quick update on the campaign for a Chinatown Business Improvement District. Last night, Community Boards 1 and 2 gave their respective blessings to the proposal. The CB1 vote was unanimous, but the board was one short of a...

Downtown Political Club Picks New Leaders

One of Lower Manhattan's most influential political clubs elected new officers last night. Jeanne Wilcke is the new president of the Downtown Independent Democrats. She replaces Sean Sweeney, who becomes treasurer. Adam Silvera and Jim Stratton were chosen as...

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...

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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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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