Jan 262014
 
Minutes of January 2014

Posted here are the Minutes of January 2014.  Here are some highlights. David Kruger updated everyone about the anti-fracking bus trip to Albany on January 8th.  More press coverage from PBS station WSKG Keen Berger reported that Tim Gay has resigned at the Board of Elections, and will be replaced by Jamal Nelson, District Leader in Harlem.  Keen also announced that the transfer of 75 Morton Street from New York State to New York City for a middle school is still in the works. Jonathan Geballe reported on the lawsuit brought by the GVSHP vs. NYU, in which Deborah Glick is involved.  He said this was a huge victory for the neighborhood.  The court determined that three strips of land that weren’t officially designated parkland could not be used by NYU without permission of the New York State legislature.  The University will still proceed with the Zipper Building and other parts […]

Jul 042013
 
Pride Parade 2013 with VID and Friends

Pride Parade 2013 could not have been more significant or memorable.  Tens of thousands of participants celebrated Edie Windsor’s and attorney Roberta Kaplan’s victory in striking down DOMA‘s unequal treatment of same sex marrieds, just days before.  With this decision, the Supreme Court drew a line in the sand against anti-homosexual bigotry – and a multitude of same sex couples shared their jubilation.  Rising to the top of Twitters list was #gayprideparade ; FaceBook pages are still awash with pictures depicting personal and public joy; Google search on pride parade 2013 nyc brings up 166,000 entries!  (The image at left was one of many shared by City Council candidate Corey Johnson from his FaceBook page.) District Leader Jonathan Geballe (NYS 66th AD) was front and center, marching aside Corey and lifetime civil rights advocate Congressman Jerry Nadler, and joining VID  honoree, this year’s Grand Marshal Edie Windsor, and VID members:  Roberta Kaplan and […]

Jun 302013
 
Understanding the Affordable Care Act - Topic at July Membership Meeting

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act at July Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 11th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street, 6:30 PM. Please Note earlier Starting Time Here’s the meeting agenda: 1.  District Leaders Reports– Keen Berger, Jonathan Geballe 2- Campaign Update- Peter Crosta, Lucia Fedora and David Kruger a- Petitioning Summary b- County Committee Summary c- Campaign Plans (61 days to primary day)  3- Report of Committee Chairs Education- Ann Kjelberg and Irene Kaufman Voter Registration/Community Outreach- Celia Wu Housing Committee- Marlene Nadle 4- Special Presentation: “Understanding the Affordable Care Act: How Will It Affect Me”              Moderator-Alec Pruchnicki- VID Executive Committee; Physician of Geriatrics at St. Luke’s Hospital (and formerly at St. Vincent”s Hospital); Member Physicians for National Health Program Guest Speaker- Len Rodberg, the Chairman of the Urban Studies department at Queens College of CUNY, has helped to write the single payer bill of John […]