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Gale Brewer, the hardest-working woman in government

Gale Brewer, the hardest-working woman in government

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  There are seven events on deck tonight, and Manhattan’s 27th borough president, Gale Brewer, wants to hit them all. This should come as no surprise. Brewer, a Democrat, formerly was the city councilmember for the Upper West Side’s District 6 for 12 years, during which she was on 10 different committees. read more here »

Hoylman: State could be roadblock to safer streets

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Drivers on the main arteries of Lower Manhattan are on notice as community leaders announced their support of increased ticketing for those who speed or fail to yield to pedestrians. Cracking down on such behavior was a main theme at a public forum on Feb. 25 at John Jay School of read more here »

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Hoylman town hall on street safety

On Tues., Feb. 25, state Senator Brad Hoylman will host “Counting Down to ‘Vision Zero,’ ” a Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Town Hall on “Vision Zero,” Mayor de Blasio’s plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within a decade. Representatives of the Mayor’s Office, the New York Police Department and Department of Transportation will attend to address how pedestrians, cyclists read more here »

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Sure Shot…not; Beastie Square nixed

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Community Board 3 on Tuesday voted to quash LeRoy McCarthy’s quest to co-name a Lower East Side intersection for the Beastie Boys — and the hip-hop fan is calling it “sabotage.” The group’s “Paul’s Boutique” album cover sports a photo of the Ludlow and Rivington Sts. intersection. At the board’s Jan. read more here »

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Chairperson change for Chin

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Days after starting her second term, Councilmember Margaret Chin on Jan. 22 was appointed chairperson of the City Council’s Committee on Aging. On the same day, the Council’s Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Committee — which was established in 2002, to help revitalize the area following the 9/11 attacks, and which Chin had read more here »

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‘I do solemnly swear…’

In a small City Hall ceremony on Dec. 27, Corey Johnson, far left, was sworn in — albeit with a smile — as the new city councilmember for District 3. Two of his top aides, from left, Louis Cholden-Brown and R.J. Jordan, joined him as he took the oath of office.

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Amid a sea of de Blasio blue, Lhota takes Pier 40

  BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Bill de Blasio won more than 73 percent of the vote in New York City on Nov. 5 in his landslide victory against Joe Lhota. The pattern more than held true in Downtown Manhattan, where Democrat de Blasio practically swept the grid from river to river. After the election, read more here »

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Birthday and mayoral wishes

On Aug. 21, Larry Quinn, Christine Quinn’s father, joined by her father-in-law, Anthony Catullo, stopped by the Greenwich House Senior Center. It was Larry’s birthday, and the seniors helped him celebrate. Of course, they were also there to campaign for Christine in her bid for mayor. Assemblymember Deborah Glick, who is supporting Quinn’s campaign, also read more here »

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John Catsimatidis, Republican for Mayor

This year’s Republican primary for mayor is an interesting race, with the two top candidates being John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota. A third candidate, George McDonald, is also in the running. Lhota, a former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani and most recently head of the M.T.A., brings a track record of having worked in New read more here »

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Julie Menin for borough president

It’s probably a testament to Scott Stringer’s fine work as Manhattan borough president that there are several good candidates to replace him. All four of the Democrats running would continue and build on Stringer’s exemplary system of screening, appointing and training community board members — which has pretty much ended the cronyism and conflict-of-interest problems read more here »

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