Villager photo by Clayton Patterson
From left, Borough President Scott Stringer; David McWater, Community Board 3 chairperson; Damaris Reyes, director of GOLES; and Councilmember Rosie Mendez at Lower East Side town hall meeting.
Trying to save the town at town hall
Curbing development and preserving affordable housing were the top two issues community members voiced at Borough President Scott Stringer’s Dec. 6 Lower East Side town hall meeting. Stringer said the city must be affordable for longtime residents and newcomers alike, and that he’s looking forward to a meeting with John Sexton, New York University’s president, and community members to discuss N.Y.U. development issues. The town hall was co-sponsored by Community Board 3 and Good Old Lower East Side, the tenant and housing advocacy group.