Thanks to everyone who came out Tuesday night to Eastwood — you made our first holiday party a big success!
We were so proud to be able to honor Linda Jones and Michael Marino, two local heroes who have donated countless hours on the Community Board and in the neighborhood. We particularly wanted to acknowledge their contributions to Seward Park and Corlears Hook Park, which have never looked better and are in store for more improvements thanks to their hard work.
Thanks also to our Hosts for the evening, who contributed more than absolutely necessary to help us close out our first year:
Councilmember Margaret Chin
District Leader Caroline Laskow
District Leader Paul Newell
We were honored to be joined by elected officials from our neighborhood — Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer — plus a few not from our neighborhood, along with many of the judges and candidates for civil court and supreme court we were able to meet during the year.
We We Vote: Immigration Law & Enforcement
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Manny Cantor Center
197 East Broadway, 6th Floor
Why do we vote? We vote because immigrants make our communities stronger but are never assured of justice from our country’s laws. Our votes can change the direction of law enforcement to protect rather than prosecute those who come to this country seeking opportunity.
Join us Wednesday evening at Manny Cantor Center to discuss the local, state, and national laws that govern immigration law and enforcement.
Community Board meeting wth DOT Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Seward Park Extension Community Center 56 Essex Street (between Grand and Broome)
We have an important opportunity on Tuesday to make sure that the Department of Transportation helps to solve our neighborhood traffic problem.
DOT has been dragging its heels coming up with a solution for the traffic that starts at Grand & Clinton and radiates throughout the neighborhood. When DOT last presented to CB3 this summer, there were no new solutions proposed, just promises that data collected in the spring will be analyzed with proposals to come.
On Tuesday, DOT returns to CB3 to report on two potential traffic pattern changes:
Eliminate Clinton Street access to bridge.
Reduce Clinton traffic by eliminating left turn from East Broadway, Henry, and Madison during rush.
Based on the soft dividers recently installed on Grand near Clinton, DOT appears to be aiming for more low-impact improvements instead of looking for alternative traffic patterns. A strong public showing at CB3 Tuesday would emphasize that residents believe Clinton Street is not an appropriate approach to the Williamsburg Bridge.
Seward Park Coop Community Room, 266 East Broadway
All GSD officers are up for re-election: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. If you are a member, please consider running! This club will continue to grow and engage local Democrats only with commitments from people like you!
We will also be discussing City Charter proposals that will be on the November ballot, and finalizing our November endorsements.
You are invited to meet Robert Rosenthal, candidate for civil court Monday, August 27 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Seward Park Coop Community Room 266 East Broadway
On September 13, we have an uncommon opportunity to select a new civil court judge for the second judicial district (covering much of the East Village and Lower East Side). Robert Rosenthal is the only candidate in that race to be rated “Highly Qualified” by three independent screening panels, and is endorsed by every one of our local elected officials as well as many prominent members of Grand Street Democrats.
On Monday evening, come meet Robert and hear why it’s so important to vote for him on September 13.