Gigi Li

Pols Commit to Returning Stanton Storehouse to Community Use

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park – a Parks Department silo – will finally return to community use. But don’t get too excited just yet. According to a report in The Villager, the Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Margaret Chin, former Community Board 3 Chair Gigi Li, told the Parks subcommittee last […]

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City Issues RFP to Bulldoze Elizabeth Street Garden for Affordable Housing Development

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:03 am

The Elizabeth Street Garden is caught between affordable housing and a green place. And now, it appears that bulldozing might come sooner than previously believed. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development issued an official Request for Proposals this week to redevelop the city-owned land for affordable senior housing. “The Project must include affordable housing […]

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Cast Your Vote for Sheldon Silver’s Albany Replacement Today

Last modified September 13, 2016 at 8:06 am

It’s come to this. Today is primary day to vote a replacement for the disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and unseat his handpicked successor, Assemblywoman Alice Cancel. Crowded the political field is. Opponents have been hustling and aggressively mailing instant trash for the last couple months. Jenifer Rajkumar, Paul Newell, Gigi Li, Yuh-Line, and Niou […]

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Tonight is the Vote for Gigi Li’s Replacement as CB3 Chair

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

Community Board 3 nominations have been in since late last month. The fifty members of the advisory body will pick their next leader – the Chairperson seat – at the full board meeting tonight. (The public has no say in the matter.) For the last several years, its been Gigi Li atop the heap. Stepping […]

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Coaltion of Female Leaders Backs Jenifer Rajkumar for Sheldon Silver’s Vacated Assembly Seat

Posted December 10, 2015 at 5:15 am

The conviction of Sheldon Silver has left a vacuum in the State Assembly. His corrupt activity – guilty on all seven counts – came with the punishment of immediate expulsion and potential for 130 years behind bars. So, yes, there is now an open seat in the 65th Assembly District. Governor Cuomo also announced a […]

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5 Reasons Gigi Li Should Resign from Community Board 3

Posted August 3, 2015 at 9:38 am

Gigi Li is currently the sitting Chair of Community Board 3. Her three-plus years as purported puppet of Susan Stetzer and the Silver machine have been tarnished by controversy. In such short order, she managed to piss off many people within the district, including member peers. Here are five reasons why Gigi Li should step […]

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Gigi Li Withdraws Campaign for District Leader Amidst Election Fraud Controversy

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 8:04 am

Gigi Li, sitting Chair of Community Board 3, has dropped out of the hyperlocal race for Assembly District Leader from Part C of the 65th Assembly District. She had been battling incumbent Jenifer Rajkumar, who will now remain in her position. The embarrassing withdrawal comes in the aftermath of her alleged forgery of petition signatures […]

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Bear Witness: Gigi Li Accused of Election Fraud in Campaign for District Leader

Posted July 23, 2015 at 9:27 am

If you invest tiresome hours in Community Board meetings each month, one of the most important lessons learned is the proper collection of petition signatures. There is always an opportunity for fudged numbers or fake names, and some liquor license applicants take advantage. Therefore, it’s quite ironic to see that Chair Gigi Li is following suit […]

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5 Questions with Chad Marlow on the Innerworkings and Alleged Corruption of CB3 [INTERVIEW]

Posted July 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

After publishing the second installment of Erin Harvey’s op-ed examining the relationship between Sheldon Silver and Community Board 3, we thought it prudent to field a response from Gigi Li’s opponent in the 2014 chairperson election, board member Chad Marlow. Below are some choice excerpts from our interview. Bowery Boogie: Harvey’s piece opines that former […]

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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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