Once again Frieda Bradlow hosted Happy Holidays from VID …to just about anyone known in Village political circles. The food overflowed, libations were plentiful, all sorts of scuttlebutt got exchanged and the spirits of Democrats were well-lifted. Councilman Corey Johnson and Borough President Gale Brewer came and left early with no fewer than seven other celebrations to cram into December 7th. Senator Brad Hoylman gave warm wishes to everyone before he dashed off to save the Cafe Edison with Richard Gottfried, Corey Johnson, Gale A. Brewer and Peter Ajemian. Assemblymember Deborah Glick maintained her perfect record attendance at VID holiday bashes. Judges Arlene Bluth and Robert Reed, District Leaders Jean Grillo and Paul Newell added Village and Lower Manhattan cheer to the event. So, now, the pictures:
VID was well-represented at The People’s Climate March March on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. We’ll give you more background soon, but till then, here are the pictures:
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 […]
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 Peter Crosta, Chair Campaign Committee Frieda Bradlow Georgina Christ Tom Conner Josh DuBoff Jim Fouratt Anne Heaney Nadine Hoffmann Ron Illardo Ann Kjellberg Jackie Manuel Ellen Peterson-Lewis Alec Pruchnicki Charles Stimson Celia Wu Annette Zaner View a slideshow of the meeting on the Photo Gallery page.