Activism

March & Vigil for Fallen Private Danny Chen on Thursday

Posted December 13, 2011 at 6:18 am

The New York chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, a nonprofit civil rights organization for justice, is mobilizing later this week on behalf of Private Danny Chen.

Rally for SPURA: Remember and Rebuild [Video]

Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:33 am

“8,000 people lost their homes November 1967.” It was under this banner slogan, like last year, that a SPURA gathering was held yesterday afternoon. For the third year running, a small portion of the community turned out to commemorate the neighborhood displacement, including City Councilwoman Margaret Chin and those who were evicted all those years […]

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Uniting Against Beer Garden at 168 Elizabeth

Posted June 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

The middle section of Elizabeth Street is trying desperately to unite against a new subterranean beer garden moving into number 168.  The ambiguous entity of “Matthew Oliver Maddy d/b/a Hot Talk LLC” is currently seeking a liquor license at next week’s Community Board 2 meeting.  Flyers along Bowery urge those residents within earshot to write […]

BP Gas Station Protest on East Houston

Last modified May 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

BP is in a world of shit right now, and last night, dozens of New Yorkers mobilized to the BP gas station at the corner of Houston and Lafayette to protest. It was a press field day.  Reporters and photographers outnumbered actual activists, whose efforts closed down the station.  Many scantily clad men and women […]

Cuban Refugee with a Message

Last modified April 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Roughly once a month, regardless of weather conditions, it’s quite common to see an older gentleman stoically standing outside the Germania Bank Building at the corner of Bowery and Spring Street.  He usually holds a fluorescent piece of oaktag with a rather vague message.

Peace Pentagon at 339 Lafayette for Sale

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

339 Lafayette, located at the northeast corner of Bleecker Street, just hit the open market courtesy of Massey Knakal.  Aptly nicknamed the Peace Pentagon, the three-story Muste Building is currently home to Socialist Party USA (SPUSA), War Resisters League, and Paper Tiger Television, among others. The building itself is owned by the A.J. Muste Institute, […]

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Pitt Station Post Office Staying Open

Posted November 23, 2009 at 6:26 am

According to Cityroom, the struggling United States Postal Service has cut down their list of post offices to be closed in NYC. Out of the original fourteen, nine are staying open. On the list of saved P.O’s is the Pitt Station Post Office on Clinton Street, which generated plenty of conflict because of its position […]