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Gov. Cuomo’s Albany Con [OP-ED]

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 6:33 am

The following editorial was written by local activist Erin Harvey. President Donald J. Trump’s disastrous policies, dog whistle politics, Supreme Court picks and overall debasement of the presidency are doing lasting damage to our democracy. This cannot be understated. While we are consumed by the sleazy spray-tanned conman-baby occupying the White House and pinning our […]

Living in District 1, It’s Time to Stop Being Indifferent [OP-ED]

Posted November 6, 2017 at 10:27 am

In a democracy, so the saying goes, the people get the government they deserve. Don’t we deserve better in District 1? Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was a cancer that spread throughout Lower Manhattan over the course of 40 years. His malfeasance eroded our vital democracy, carved up our district and turned out gerrymandered zombie […]

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Examining Gigi Li’s Community Board 3 Reign of Shame [OP-ED]

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

This is the second installment of a two-part editorial written by Erin Harvey. The last-minute decision to throw Gigi Li in the race to unseat Jenifer Rajkumar as District Leader reeks of Sheldon Silver’s desperation and Councilwoman Chin’s petty vindictiveness. Should Gigi Li somehow pull off a victory for the unpaid position, it would come […]

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It’s Time to End Sheldon Silver’s Reign of Shame, Part I [OP-ED]

Posted June 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

With his power gutted in Albany, ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has returned home. He is popping up everywhere on the Lower East Side these days, from Lunar New Year celebrations to award ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. These high-profile maneuvers are a calculated effort to whitewash his recent indictment on federal corruption charges in order to […]

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Sheldon Silver is a Crook and We Will Pay for His Corruption [OP-ED]

Last modified February 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Sheldon Silver is not a good man. It no longer matters that he sometimes spoke up for progressive values, periodically supported good causes and organizations, or provided help— though selectively— to some of his constituents, when he was directly and indirectly fleecing our democracy while grossly abusing the public trust. It is infuriating to hear […]

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Op-Ed: It’s Time to Leave Max Fish in the Past

Last modified February 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

Max Fish is dead. The blogs, the press, the Lower East Side death watchers stamped the time of death at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, July 30th, 2013. The night of its final demise, Max Fish was filled to the rafters with revelers who came to pay their last respects. And across the city­­, and even in parts […]

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