GSD Fall 2022 Fundraiser-October 18 6PM @Donnybrook

It’s here! The time to celebrate all the hard work Grand Street Dems has done over the past year has finally arrived. We’ve petitioned, knocked on doors, dropped literature at apartments, introduced candidates around the neighborhood, passed literature out on the street, made phone calls and sent texts. We have all earned a drink! We will also celebrate our sponsors, guests, and honorees.

To sponsor this event or to attend with a contribution, please RSVP here.

If you do not want to contribute but still would like to attend, please do! You can RSVP here.


On 8/11/22, the Grand Street Dems full membership unanimously voted to support the“No More 24” Home Attendant Bill (Int #0175) introduced to the City Council by CM Christopher Marte. As passed, this will become part of the GSD package of resolutions.
The Maximum Working Hours For Home Care Aides bill would set the maximum working hours that an employer may assign to a home care aide. The hours would be limited to 12 hours for any one shift, or within any 24 hours period, and 50 hours within a week. A home care aide could be assigned additional hours in the event of an

Grand Street Dems announces 2022 endorsements

Grand Street Dems 2022 Endorsements

Governor: Jumaane Williams
Lt Governor: Ana María Archila
US Senate: Chuck Schumer
NYS Attorney General: Letitia James
NYS Comptroller: Thomas DiNapoli

NY State Senate District 29: Vittoria Fariello
NY State Assembly District 65: Grace Lee
NY Democratic State Committee AD 65 (F): Kathryn Freed
NY Democratic State Committee AD 65 (M): Joshua Goodman

No New Jails in Chinatown

Dear GSD community,

The demolition of the Manhattan Detention Center (aka The Tombs) is imminent — to make way for an $8.3 billion borough-based jail project across four boroughs. To the best of our knowledge, $8.3 billion is only for the buildings to be built by 2028 and not for services needed now by the inmates and those who work on Rikers Island. 

In the interest of time, the Executive Committee drafted the letter below to be sent to Mayor Eric Adams for his attention via email, postal mail, social media, and this video:

Please help circulate this message.

We will vote on this as a club resolution at the next GSD meeting on March 21st.

Thank you for your attention.


The Executive Committee of Grand Street Democrats
Marion Riedel, President
Sandra Strother-Ribeiro, Vice President
Julie Huang, Vice President
Melissa Shiffman, Secretary
Kenny Wind, Treasurer
Lee Berman, District Leader
Caroline Laskow, District Leader


1/18/22 Remote Meeting Recap

This was our forum for assembly district, state committee and state senator candidates.

NYS Senate Candidate, District 26

Yuh Line Niou

Brian Kavanaugh (presented at the Dec 20, 2021 forum –

Vittoria Fariello (presented at the Nov 22, 2021 forum –

NYS Assembly, District 65

Grace Lee

Illapa Sairitupac

Jasmin Sanchez

Justine Cuccia

NYS State Committee, Assembly District 65

Joshua Goodman

Jenny Low

Kathryn E. Freed

January Meeting — Tuesday 1/18 at 7pm and more


Join us for our first GSD General Meeting of 2022! On Tuesday, January 18th, 7p-9p, we have an exciting agenda. We are hosting a Meet the Candidates from several upcoming elections. We will post candidates for the Assembly and State Committee races closer to the 18th as candidates are still declaring.
We will also hear updates from our GSD committees on meetings they have held since last we met.

To join this meeting:
Meeting ID: 83648108535
Passcode: GSDMeeting

In community,

Marion Riedel, Grand Street Democrats

We will join our other downtown clubs for a series of endorsement meetings: 

January 22nd – All downtown clubs, Part 1
Attorney General
Lieutenant Governor
State Comptroller

January 23rd – DID Only
US House of Representatives
Districts 7 and 12

January 29th – All downtown clubs, Part 2
US Senate