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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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Under Fire, 7th Precinct Community Council Listens to Embattled Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Last month was a debacle for the 7th Precinct community council. Its president, Don West, had abruptly canceled public session and the LES Dwellers went nuclear, ultimately calling for his resignation. The same mistake was not made this past Wednesday, however, likely due to the public fallout in the ensuing weeks. Members from the alphabet […]

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Report: CB3 Member Who Accused Gigi Li of ‘Racial Insensitivity’ is Booted

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

It appears Community Board 3 doesn’t want members to vocalize concerns about its controversial policies and actions. Ayo Harrington, whose whistleblowing crusade against Chair Gigi Li last year netted headlines, is no longer part of the advisory board. Appointments to Community Board 3 were announced earlier this week by Borough President Gale Brewer and her […]

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Petition Surfaces to Oppose CB3 Reinstatement of Ariel Palitz

Last modified April 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The official Community Board appointments for the class of 2015 are here, and as we first reported last week, nightlife advocate Ariel Palitz is no longer a sitting member. And it seems there are those in the neighborhood who would like to keep it that way. Going to extremes, someone out there created a simple […]

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Rumor: Nightlife Advocate Ariel Palitz is No Longer on Community Board 3

Posted April 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

Word on the street is that Ariel Palitz, who owned and operated Sutra on First Avenue for ten years, is no longer a sitting member of Community Board 3. Not due to any particular action, but rather, her inaction. The staunch nightlife advocate, previously on the SLA subcommittee, allegedly failed to submit re-application materials by […]

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CB3 Chair Gigi Li Cleared of Alleged ‘Racial Insensitivity’ in Appointing Leadership

Posted February 6, 2015 at 9:16 am

Around this time last year, a faction of Community Board 3 members led by Ayo Harrington accused Chair Gigi Li of “racial insensitivity” in her appointment of both the Executive Board and committee chairpersons. The finger-pointing manifested in a letter circulated that noted Li “consistently and regularly failed to appoint any Black or Latino members […]

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Op-Ed: With Gigi Li’s Re-Election to Chair CB3, We Need to Look at the Big Picture

Last modified July 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Amidst the hyperbolic anger over Gigi Li’s re-election to Chair of Community Board 3 — community anger is always hyperbolic — it might be worthwhile looking at the big picture. Gigi’s missteps, after all, were no worse than previous chairs’, although past chairs were blamed only on their own faults; in this election, Gigi was […]

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Chair Gigi Li Defeats Chad Marlow to Continue Reign Over CB3

Posted June 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

For Community Board 3, a broken chair remains as such. At least for another year. At the full board meeting last night, members voted in favor of incumbent Chair Gigi Li over challenger Chad Marlow. Ballots collected resulted in a 31-15 decision. Sport was in the air, so a coin was flipped by newcomer Enrique Cruz (of […]

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The Villager Endorses Chad Marlow to Replace CB3 Chair Gigi Li

Posted June 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Villager came out to endorse change atop Community Board 3. In its currently issue, the weekly paper argues that the time is now to get rid of Chair Gigi Li, and instead install member-challenger Chad Marlow. In a year wrought with hyperlocal scandals – suspending the LES Dwellers, alleged racial insensitivity on her part, […]

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Chad Marlow Challenging Incumbent Gigi Li for CB3 Chair Position

Posted May 30, 2014 at 5:03 am

  Gigi Li is fighting for her seat as Chair of Community Board 3. A cloud of controversy has followed her four years in the position, the latest of which being accusations from other members of racial insensitivity. The challenger – Chad Marlow – will look to knock off Li next month in her second-term re-election […]

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