D.I.D. does it up at La Mela

At the D.I.D. holiday party, Tom Connor, chairperson of the advisory board of The Caring Community at 20 Washington Square North, schmoozed with Corey Johnson, who is running for the City Council seat being vacated by Christine Quinn.   Photo by Tequila Minsky

At the D.I.D. holiday party, Tom Connor, chairperson of the advisory board of The Caring Community at 20 Washington Square North, schmoozed with Corey Johnson, who is running for the City Council seat being vacated by Christine Quinn. Photo by Tequila Minsky

Downtown Independent Democrats had their holiday party at La Mela Ristorante, at 167 Mulberry St., on Tues., Dec. 18. Neighbors, local activists, elected officials, a slew of judges and candidates, rubbed shoulders, as they noshed on the restaurant’s pasta, calamari and salad, washed down with beer and wine. Among those who hung out at the D.I.D. to-do or made an appearance were borough president candidate Julie Menin, City Council candidate Yetta Kurland, state Senators Dan Squadron and Brad Hoylman, Councilmember Margaret Chin, D.I.D. power broker Sean Sweeney, mayoral candidate Comptroller John Liu and comptroller candidate Borough President Scott Stringer, District Leader Paul Newell, many local community board members and other politically active locals.

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4 Responses to D.I.D. does it up at La Mela

  1. Sean Sweeney power broker?

  2. Thanks to the Villager Sean Sweeney has been seen strutting around SoHo with his chest out, telling people he's the king of Prince Street. Carmine DeSapio was his role model.

  3. So, Alan, should I click "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on your comment?

    Anyway, it's in the genes. Read: http://books.google.com/books?id=G0otGdym-Z4C&amp

    All the best in 2013!

  4. I do not know who big Al is but I will sign my name at the end of my comments. I disagree with big Al that Sean’s role model was Carmine DeSapio .Sean is an active leader of the Downtown Independent Democrats and they are a reform club that have fought against the DeSapio’s.I have been active in Downtown for over 35 years and I can testify that Sean is the hardest working community leader I have ever met. For the record as a term of endearment I sometimes call Sean the Mayor of SoHo.No one has ever called him a King.
    Best,
    John R Scott

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