Gale Brewer

Chaotic SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Meeting Leaves Locals Guessing

Last modified February 8, 2019 at 10:36 am

Department of City Planning, Councilwoman Chin, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer together just launched a plan to examine the unique zoning of SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods. Be afraid; real estate speculation can’t be too far behind. The official mission statement of this politically-charged endeavor expresses how the process is meant to “examine key land […]

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Comptroller Stringer to Host Lower East Side Town Hall Tomorrow

Posted June 4, 2018 at 5:11 am

Another Lower East Side Town Hall meeting is on the books for tomorrow evening. This go-round will have a financial slant; it’s being hosted by New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer. It’s an informational affair, where folks are encouraged to voice their opinions and learn what the Comptroller’s office is all about, and how it can […]

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Bill to Halt Lower East Side Supertall Towers Passes City Council

Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:12 am

It’s the eleventh hour, and incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin is pulling out all the stops. Her bill to curtail Two Bridges supertalls by JDS, CIM & L+M, and the Starrett Group gained a significant step this week, mere days from the highly-anticipated general election. Enter, once again, “Intro 1685.” Earlier this week at the Land […]

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Councilwoman Margaret Chin Threatens Legal Action Over Two Bridges Supertall Towers

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last Friday, local politicans and community leaders held a rally outside the senior center at 80 Rutgers Street to protest the so-called “wall of glass” coming to the Two Bridges waterfront. The media stunt was an effort to push the City Planning Commission to think twice before approving the applications for these monstrous buildings when […]

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Not a Done Deal: Pols Push City Planning to Deny Waterfront Supertalls in Two Bridges

Last modified July 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

Elected officials and vocal community leaders are rallying this morning against three new supertall towers poised to invade the Two Bridges coastline (10am, 80 Rutgers Slip). The group, which counts Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer, will reaffirm the position that the developments are not a done deal. It’s a stunt meant to […]

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‘Construction as Harassment’ of Tenants the Subject of BP Gale Brewer Town Hall Tonight

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:18 am

These days, many longtime Lower East Side residents are, for the most part, living in a Choose Your Own Adventure story gone wrong (“if you agree to move out of your apartment forever because the lead dust from construction is poisoning you, turn to page 68; if you decide to say ‘damn the man!’ and let […]

Here’s How You Can Join Community Board 3

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:07 am

Borough President Gale Brewer’s office is now accepting applications for a seat on one of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. All eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan are encouraged to apply. That means you, too, teens! Brewer has significantly enhanced the application and selection process since taking office. She has implemented […]

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Political Momentum Gathers Against Shady $116M Sale and Conversion of Rivington House

Last modified April 4, 2016 at 11:43 am

Two more local politicians have added voices to the growing chorus of opposition against the sale and luxury conversion of the former Lower East Side AIDS services facility, Rivington House. That transaction netted more than $70 million for the previous owner in a deal that stinks of controversy. When nonprofit AIDS care providers VillageCare sold out […]

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2016 Community Board Applications Are Still Available

Posted December 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

Those looking to rep the neighborhood take note: Manhattan’s Community Board applications for 2016 are still available. Landing a seat on a Community Board is not unlike landing a job; apps will be reviewed, followed by an interview process, and final decisions announced sometime this coming April. It bears repeating that thanks to Borough President Gale Brewer backing Resolution 115 (which passed […]

Manny Cantor Center is Hosting Community-Police Relations Forum Tonight

Posted July 21, 2015 at 10:20 am

Tonight, representatives from all community walks of life will gather at the Manny Cantor Center to discuss the ongoing improvement of police-community relations. The structured brainstorming session is sponsored by borough president Gale Brewer and co-hosted with attorney Normal Siegel.  It will take the format of small groups, which will air out concerns, expectations, ideas, and proactive recommendations […]