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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Last Tuesday, six women popped open blue, purple and pink umbrellas as they sat on the sidewalk on Third Ave. outside Governor Cuomo’s office as rain started to fall. They knew they were in for a long haul. The group of climate activists gathered at the Midtown location on May 14 to […]

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Taking a brief break from the Washington political pressure cooker and the Mueller Report drama, Jerrold Nadler was in Chelsea Saturday to receive an honor — and some rousing encouragement — from the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club. Since January, the 14-term West Side congressmember has chaired the House Judiciary Committee, which is […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Politicians and environmental activists called on Governor Cuomo to stand by his fracking ban and halt the Williams Pipeline at a rally outside City Hall last Thursday. The pipeline, by Oklahoma-based energy company Williams, would carry hydrofracked methane gas from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to New York City beneath the lower bay of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Villager’s front page on April 21, 1988, featured an article on a Village event for Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign. Jackson held a pre-primary rally in front of the Gay and Lesbian Center on W. 13 St. between Eighth and Greenwich Aves that drew 5,000 people. The rally was organized by the […]

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This story was originally published on Feb. 21, 2019 by THE CITY. BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH | Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is threatening legal action over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to override public review at a contentious private development at a public housing complex on the Upper East Side, according to a letter she […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | State Senator Brad Hoylman is calling for Google to examine why it took so long to remove a gay-conversion therapy app from its Play Store. Last year, Hoylman reintroduced his bill banning the pseudoscientific practice and it was signed into law on Jan. 15. New York thus became the 15th state in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Just a week into his new job as the city’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams visited Community Board 3 on March 26. Williams said he came to say thank you and hear from board members about what concerns are most pressing in the East Village, the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Issues raised […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On Wed., March 20, at the Tenement Museum, on Orchard St., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Congressmembers Nydia Velazquez, Yvette Clarke, Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, along with community activists, called for passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. The act, introduced March […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Last week, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited the Lower Eastside Girls Club to talk about an important issue for the teens — one that has also been an issue for women of all ages for decades. What they told the young women is that they have the power […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As lawmakers in Albany are working to shape the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, state Senator Brad Hoylman’s pied-a-terre tax has been included in a Senate budget resolution. Hoylman, whose district includes the Village, part of the East Village, Stuyvesant Town and much of Midtown, has been pushing for the tax […]

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