Affordable Housing Forum

Forum Speakers Offer Specifics to Increase Affordable Housing in NYC By Marlene Nadle, VID Housing Committee Chair  “The conventional wisdom that the city can’t do anything about affordable housing is destructive, demoralizing, and legally wrong,” said tenant attorney Seth Miller. He was one of the speakers at a February affordable housing panel and film cosponsored by the Village Independent Democrats and Judson Memorial Church . The program was organized by VID Housing Chair, Marlene Nadle. Miller proposed a number of actions addressing affordable housing that could be carried out by the City Council and didn’t need Albany’s approval. They include: Pass […]

VID Elected 2014 Officers

At the January 9, 2014 meeting, VID elected 2014 officers… after a stimulating and thorough forum led by Kate Press, Deputy National Field Director for J Street on Secretary of State John Kerry’s Initiative To Achieve a Two State Solution To The Israeli/Palestinian Issue, club members nominated and elected the remaining Officers and Executive Committee members for 2014.  VID elected 2014 officers include: Anthony Hoffmann, President Nat Johnson, Vice President Irene Kaufman, Vice President Katharine  Wolpe, Vice President Linda Jacobson, Treasurer Kathy  Slawinski, Recording Secretary Alexander Meadows, Corresponding Secretary Ed Yutkowitz, Corresponding Secretary Executive Committee Keen Berger, District Leader Jonathan Geballe, Past President […]

Two State Solution - Kate Press of JSt

The Two State Solution

Kate Press, Deputy National Field Director for J Street, addressing VID membership at January 9th forum entitled “Is Secretary of State John Kerry’s Initiative To Achieve a Two State Solution To The Israeli/Palestinian Issue Poised To Succeed Or Doomed To Fail”? Full Meeting Minutes:  Minutes of January 9

Frieda Bradlow Hosts VID Holiday Party…Again!

Hostess Par Excellence, Frieda Bradlow,  Hosts VID Holiday Party…Again! Grateful pols, VID members and friends vigorously bound up Frieda Bradlow’s steps on a very crisp December 15th to enter the by now celebrated West Village political parlor.  The conversation was, at times, animated, at others hushed; the food scrumptious; the drink just right. The list of attendees?  Take note:  NYC Comptroller John Liu;  Borough President-Elect Gale Brewer; NYS Senator Brad Hoylman;  NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick; NYS State Committee member and President of the NYS Democratic Committee Progressive Caucus, Rachel Lavine; District Leaders Keen Berger and Jean Grillo; past VID Presidents Jonathan Geballe, […]