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What a year it was! The wins just kept on coming

What a year it was! The wins just kept on coming

BY KEEN BERGER  |  Victory! Victory! Victory! It was a very good year, with three great victories, all many years in the making. DISTRICT LEADER The most astonishing one is the new public middle school at 75 Morton St. Six years ago, local parents and Assemblymember Deborah Glick spotted it — a building belonging to […]

New leadership, new challenges and also a new home

New leadership, new challenges and also a new home

BY DAVID GRUBER  |  This past year we have seen many changes at Community Board 2. In June our then Chairperson Brad Hoylman chose not to stand for a second term and instead run for the vacated state Senate seat of Tom Duane, which he did successfully. BOARD TWO I was honored to be elected chairperson […]

With new M12 bus, plaza redesign, we’re on a roll

With new M12 bus, plaza redesign, we’re on a roll

BY COREY JOHNSON  |  I want to thank The Villager once again for allowing us the space to report on what Community Board 4 continues to advocate for on behalf of residents and business in the Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen and Clinton neighborhoods. BOARD FOUR To start, we applaud the M.T.A.’s proposed new bus route on the Far West Side of Manhattan from W. 59th St. […]

Ed Koch, Village pol who became mayor, dies at 88; A liberal turned centrist

Ed Koch, Village pol who became mayor, dies at 88;  A liberal turned centrist

BY ALBERT AMATEAU | Edward I. Koch, three-term mayor of New York City who began his political career in Greenwich Village and defeated Tammany chief Carmine DeSapio 50 years ago, died Feb. 1 at the age of 88. In and out of the hospital over the past few months, he died of pneumonia on the […]

In Year of Rabbit, dragon buses could face new law

In Year of Rabbit, dragon buses could face new law

By Aline Reynolds On the morning of the second day of the Chinese new year, community activists and politicians weren’t celebrating at a restaurant or a park. Instead, they were huddled outside in the cold, announcing a proposed new state law intended to streamline the intercity bus pickup and drop-off system in Chinatown and around […]

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