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NYS Assembly Member Deborah Glick Will Hold Rally Against NYU 2031 Plan Saturday, February 11th at Judson Church; Where Will Council Member Margaret Chin Fall On The Matter?

NYS Assembly Member Deborah Glick Will Hold Rally Against NYU 2031 Plan Saturday, February 11th at Judson Church; Where Will Council Member Margaret Chin Fall On The Matter?

February 10, 2012

At least one elected official is speaking up and organizing around New York University’s Proposed Expansion Plan. New York State Assembly Member Deborah Glick, whose district includes Greenwich Village, will be joining with community groups, including CAAN 2031, Friends of LaGuardia Place, Greenwich Village Block Associations, and Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (links to be […]

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NYU Proposed Expansion Plan 2031 -- Is the Fix 'In' With the Bloomberg Administration?

NYU Proposed Expansion Plan 2031 — Is the Fix 'In' With the Bloomberg Administration?

January 17, 2012

I’m posting previous WSP Blog entries as refreshers on NYU and President John Sexton’s “vision” for the University’s Expansion Plan 2031. It’s a very critical time right now. It raises the question — is the ‘fix’ in with the Bloomberg Administration? Given this Admin’s history over the last seemingly gazillion years (will his term ever […]

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Chelsea Now Weekly Uncovers the Real Dirt on Artificial Turf; Turf Scheduled for the Mounds at WSP in Phase III

Chelsea Now Weekly Uncovers the Real Dirt on Artificial Turf; Turf Scheduled for the Mounds at WSP in Phase III

August 26, 2011

Chelsea Now has a great story about artificial turf in this week’s issue. Washington Square Park is scheduled to get artificial turf at the base of the Mounds (now scheduled for Phase III construction), despite the fact that pretty much everyone is against it. Excerpts from Chelsea Now article: Hot Footing It: The heat is […]

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Washington Square Park Phase II: Lack of Transparency & Oversight Continues - Part II (Updated)

Washington Square Park Phase II: Lack of Transparency & Oversight Continues – Part II (Updated)

September 7, 2010

Updated 9/8/10, 12:48 p.m. — A couple months back, I called a Greenwich Village community member who has been involved from the very beginning with the redesign plans for Washington Square Park. Washington Square Park Task Force (and Community Board 2) Chair Jo Hamilton had requested that I put together my “list of questions” around […]

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A Letter from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn re: Term Limits Vote

A Letter from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn re: Term Limits Vote

November 21, 2008

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn sent this letter out yesterday via email to New Yorkers who had contacted her expressing their opposition (prior to the vote) to the City Council overturning of voted-in term limits. Ms. Quinn writes: As I’m sure you now know, on October 23rd the Council voted to extend term […]

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A closer look at the "arm-twisting" tactics of Bloomberg-Quinn

A closer look at the "arm-twisting" tactics of Bloomberg-Quinn

October 24, 2008

Interesting article today at the New York Times site about Council Member Darlene Mealy (Brooklyn) who close to two weeks ago was at a press conference with Comptroller William Thompson (a Mayoral candidate) speaking out against City Council overturning of term limits. The article “How a City Councilwoman changed her mind” is pretty much about […]

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Further Update from City Hall On Term Limits Vote

Further Update from City Hall On Term Limits Vote

October 23, 2008

5:30 p.m. — You’ve most likely heard by now that today the NY City Council passed Mayor Bloomberg’s bill to buy himself a third term. Of course, there were many courageous City Council Members who voted against this. The vote was 29 for, 22 against. I think most of us understand the tremendous pressure these […]

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Update from City Hall

Update from City Hall

October 23, 2008

11:30 a.m. — Well, the NY City Council Committee on Governmental Operations voted this morning 6-0 in favor of letting the term limit vote proceed, and so it will this afternoon. I wish I could tell you I thought any of the City Council members who voted for it said anything truly compelling. It sounded […]

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Two City Council Members file court papers to stop Council Term Limit vote Thurs. 10/23. Update: Vote will proceed as scheduled at 10 a.m. at City Hall

Two City Council Members file court papers to stop Council Term Limit vote Thurs. 10/23. Update: Vote will proceed as scheduled at 10 a.m. at City Hall

October 22, 2008

NY City Council Members Bill de Blasio and Letitia James (Go Brooklyn!) filed papers in court this morning to stop the scheduled City Council vote tomorrow morning on Mayor Bloomberg’s bill to extend term limits from two terms to three. Voters in NYC have voted for term limits twice over the last 15 years and […]

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New York Times is live blogging from the term limits hearing... Also NY1 is carrying hearing live.

New York Times is live blogging from the term limits hearing… Also NY1 is carrying hearing live.

October 16, 2008

New York Times is live blogging from the term limits hearing today at City Hall. It’s well done and somewhat entertaining. Apparently, Mayor Bloomberg got 50 of his supporters in there early and it’s unclear if they were paid to attend. Council Member Charles Barron took on the Mayor’s reputation (at last someone did): “It […]

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