57th Annual Awards Reception

VID Awards GalaVID’s 57th Annual Awards Reception Thursday, April 24, 2014 – See coverage in the Villager


This year’s honorees included:  

Andrew Berman, Executive Director
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Kate Linker, Community Organizer

Kevin Finnegan, Director of Politics and Legislation
1199 SEIU United Hospital Workers East

Michael McKee. Treasurer
Tenants Political Action Committee
Board Member Met Council on Housing

Let the 2014 Petitioning Begin…

2014 Petitioning

Ed Yutkowitz, Laura Morrison, Tony Hoffmann, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick launch VID’s petitioning season.

2014 Petitioning season began on March 8th for the Congressional Primary and continues through April 5th.  VID is supporting incumbents Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney.

State primary petitioning will begin in June.  Stay in touch with Campaign Chair, Ed Yutkowitz, at eddieny@aol.com . 

VID March Schedule

The VID March schedule has lots of notable events.  See the new schedule in the right column

VID General Membership Meeting:
Thursday, March 13th, 6:30
St. John’s Lutheran Church-Meeting Room-83 Christopher St

VID March ScheduleAgenda:

1- District Leader Report– Keen Berger

2- Committee Reports

3- Special Presentation– John Strausbaugh, author of  The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues-A History of Greenwich Village will make a presentation on the history of Greenwich Village.  A Q & A session will follow the presentation.  See the NY Times review

4- Resolutions:   

  •  Resolution requesting restoration of bus service on University Place- Tom Connor
  •  Resolution supporting GVSHP in their bid to have historic LGBT buildings landmarked – Jonathan Geballe

5-New Business

February Membership Meeting

February Membership Meeting  Thursday 2/13, at 6:30 PM

February Membership MeetingVID will hold their February Membership Meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street.  

The agenda will include a report from District Leader Keen Berger, Committee reports and a forum entitled The Power to Change: Clean Energy and the Future of New York City.

Presenters for this forum include:

 Samara F. Swanston– Legislative counsel to the Environmental Protection Committee of the New York City Council, an Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute Graduate School for Urban Planning and the Environment, and an Adjunct Professor at the Hunter College Graduate School for Urban Affairs and Planning.

Lisa DiCaprio– Associate Director of Curriculum, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Sciences-Paul McGhee Division New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Nancy Anderson- Executive Director of the Sallan Foundation.  The mission of the Sallan Foundation is advancing useful knowledge for greener cities.

The presentation will be 30-minutes followed by a question an answer period.

Four resolutions will also be reviewed at this meeting:

  1. Resolution opposing bill in US Senate that would automatically place sanctions on Iran in six months if nuclear discussions fail- Ed Yutkowitz
  2. Resolution in support of the Zebrowski bill (A.8187) which, along with Senate “same as” Griffo bill (S.5980), are bills to amend the election law to show identity of       certain entities making expenditures for political communications; and providing penalties for failure to do so- Katharine Wolpe
  3. Resolution requesting restoration of bus service on University Place- Tom Connor
  4. Resolution supporting GVSHP in their bid to have historic LGBT buildings landmarked