Mar 022018
 
VID Reviews NYC Composting Program

VID Reviews NYC Composting Program in Forum at the March General Meeting On March 8th VID will present a forum on the NYC Composting Program … or How Greenwich Village Will Be Getting Greener!   One third of what New Yorkers throw away is food scraps and other waste and that can be used to generate renewable energy as well as compost to create soil.   To explain how local residents can participate in New York City’s innovative waste collection programs, Village Independent Democrats (VID) will host Tal Zaken, Senior Coordinator, Organics Outreach in the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability of the Department of Sanitation, at its general meeting on Thursday, March 8.   Tal will explain how residents and buildings can participate in curbside collection or convenient neighborhood drop-off spots for organic waste material.  The meeting, which begins at 6:30 pm, is at St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex, at 83 Christopher Street. […]

Dec 212017
 
Renewable Energy Forum

VID’s Renewable Energy Forum Packed with Details Nat Johnson, Chair of VID’s Environmental Committee put together an excellent program for December 4th’s Renewable Energy Forum which included speakers from the NYS Reforming Energy Vision (REV) program and the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO). REV’s 2030 goals include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels; 50% of electricity from renewable sources; 23% reduction in energy consumption of buildings from 2012 levels.  Ambitious but as Greg Hale, Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor says, “Doable.”  Their strategy is to support a broad range of renewable options, from rooftop solar panels to grid-scale wind farms, all with an emphasis on integrating these diverse energy sources into the grid. Simultaneously, New York is working to reduce soft costs and other market barriers to make these solutions more competitive in the energy market.  To accomplish this REV has embarked […]

Apr 022017
 
Candidates Night

CITY COUNCIL & DISTRICT LEADER CANDIDATES NIGHT – SECOND UPDATE CANDIDATES NIGHT Wednesday, April 5th, 6pm – 10pm  Judson Memorial Church Enter at 239 Thompson St.  RSVP IN ADVANCE BY CLICKING HERE Hear all City Council candidates for Districts 1,2,and 3 and all District Leaders candidates for the 66th AD, Parts A and B speak about their campaign for your vote on Primary Day, September 12th.   Click Here to Find out your City Council District Sponsored by:  Village Independent Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Village Reform Democratic Club  Candidates in Order of Their Appearance 6:30 pm: Dashia Imperiale – Candidate for  CityCouncil District 1 6:45 pm: Jasmin Sanchez – Candidate for City Council District 2 7:00 pm: Terri Cude – Female District Leader Candidate for 66th AD, Part B 7:07 pm: Dennis Gault – Male District Leader Candidate for 66th AD, Part B 7:14 pm: Arthur Schwartz – Male District […]

Mar 252017
 
Should You Be Rent Stabilized?

There are Three Simple Steps to Find Out If You Live in a Rent Stabilized Apartment Here’s how to find out if you are rent stabilized. 1.  Request your Rent History  You can get your rental history from the New York Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) you can do so by… Going to the website www.AmIRentStabilized.com and requesting your history Calling the DHCR and requesting a rental history (212) 480 – 6700 2.  Receive your Rent History The DHCR will send you your apartment’s Rental History. Your landlord will never be notified of the request for your history 3.  Bring to our Community Meeting Bring your Rental History to the Community Meeting on April 11th, Tuesday, April 11th @ 6:30pm, at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – 1 Clarkson St. (Top floor – Community Room)  MAP OR contact us directly and we will walk you through the process – President@VillageDemocrats.Org […]