New Officers – Part II

At the January 8th meeting the membership elects new officers and passes resolutions With a full house Nadine Hoffman, VID’s new President opened a lively meeting to elect new VID officers for 2015: Treasurer(s), Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretaries and Executive Committee.  This meeting also included an update from Councilmember Corey Johnson’s office, via Eric Bottcher and discussion and passage of two resolutions and two letters: Resolution introduced by Tom Connor,  Governor’s cancellation of Health Fair Resolution by Jim Fouratt, Support For NYC Mayor & Speaker of NYC Council Letter of Sympathy introduced by Nadine Hoffmann, Re: Murder of Two NYC Police Officers Letter […]

Happy Holidays from VID

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 […]

VID Endorsements – Updated

VID Endorsements for State and Judicial Candidates On Thursday, May 8th VID members gathered to hear statements from four judicial candidates and to endorse seven State candidates for the Democratic Primary ballot.  Nat Johnson presided.  Here are the Minutes for that meeting. UPDATE:  On July 10 VID members gathered to re-consider the original vote of No Endorsement for Governor and voted to endorse Zephyr Teachout.  The final results are: 1.      Civil Court: two positions: Louis Nock  (Update 7/10/14) Arlene Bluth 2.      State Committeeman-66th AD: No Endorsement  3.      State Committeewoman-66th AD: Rachel Lavine 4.      Assembly-66th AD: Deborah Glick  5.      Senate- 27th District: Brad […]

John Strausbaugh Livens Up March Meeting…

Author John Strausbaugh livens up March Meeting; Resolutions; Congressional Petitioning… It’s been a lively month at VID with no slow-down in our Spring to Summer agendas.  John Strausbaugh reminded everyone of the color and character of Greenwich Village from its very inception with no shortage of questions and comments from the VID members and guests who were not shy about getting Mr. Strausbaugh’s signature on their new copy of his book, The Village:  400 years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues. Then it was on to resolutions – all passed by the membership:  Restoration of Bus Service on University Place, […]