When Love is Found in the Halls of Community Board 3

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 at 9:27 am by

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Former CB3 panel with Carlina Rivera (2nd from left)

​They found love in a hopeless place. Community Board 3, that is.

The Villager reports this week that former member Carlina Rivera, Legislative Director for Rosie Mendez and sitting member James Rogers, owner of LES vet Pushcart Coffee, just got hitched. Apparently the couple honeymooned in Turks and Caicos.

In the weekly roundup, Scoopy also reminisced about the time when CB3 reflected the war zone nature of the neighborhood. A time when such trysts may not have occurred…

Community Board 3 back in the 1980s and ’90s was virtually — make that, actually — a war zone, riven by feuds between its factions, with meetings disrupted by squatters, smoke bombs, arrests, you name it. Until well into the late ’90s, police officers were posted at the front of monthly board meetings and out in the hall in front.

The closest board members have come to violence these days was when David McWater attacked LES Dwellers’ Sara Romanoski during an SLA subcommittee meeting in 2013. That incident led to his eventual resignation from the board altogether.

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