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What Happen to the Council Slush Fund Investigation?
A nation in support of public transportation
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island takeovers spark privatization questions
In a move without precedent in New York City government, Mayor Bloomberg has appointed a sitting deputy mayor in his administration to simultaneously run his charitable foundation
Worries over rats as city cuts pest control jobs...so, on top of fewer police (crime now going up), fewer firehouses (response time now getting longer and endangering lives), and fewer hospitals (endangering lives), Bloomberg will now give us more rats. I have already seen a huge increase in the stations I frequent. Guess we'll see even more.
New York's Ten Worst Landlords
After-school programs to close due to budget cuts...Stupid! This means working families will have an even harder time, will have to rely on illegally hired nannies (IF they can afford it) which reduces tax revenues, AND it means reduced education, which is linked to higher crime and drug use. ANOTHER example of stupid, short term solutions designed to protect tax breaks for developers and millionaires at the expense of the rest of us.
Judge Voids City School Closings
Time for Developers to Contribute to the City's Infrastructure Needs...more: Without Transit Improvements, NYC growth will stagnate
62 fire companies may close...As more and more of our tax money go to developers like Bruce Ratner, Bloomberg closes more and more fire houses. THIS IS INSANE!
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Some Living Liberally groups: Progressive Action Through Social Interaction
Reading Liberally NYC Classics
"Saving Democracy One Book at a Time"
A Liberal Book Club at a cool bar
Third Monday of each month, 6:30 pm
140 east 27th st in the backroom
New York, NY, 10016
Eating Liberally Manhattan
Food and Good Politics Mix
Eating Liberally meets every month -- with food, guest speakers, films, discussions -- though not on a consistent night
Location: The Tank, 354 W. 45th Street (between 8th and 9th.)
For more info: Contact the chapter leaders
The Original Drinking Liberally
"Promoting Democracy on Pint at a Time"
* When? Every Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm
* Where? Rudy's Bar & Grill, 627 9th Ave (between 44th and 45th)
Drinking Liberally Steps Out
* When? Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
* Where? XES Lounge, 157 West 24th St (Between 6th and 7th Avenue)
Greenwich Village Drinking Liberally
* When? First Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm
* Where? Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
Washington Heights Drinking Liberally
* When? Last Sunday of each month, 6:30 pm
* Where? Coogan's, 4015 Broadway (at 168th Street)
Democracy for America Groups in Manhattan: Organizing the Left one Neighborhood at a Time.
These Meet the First Wednesday of every month.
Upper West Side - 7:00 pm, The Parlour (back room) - 250 West 86th Street (btwn B'way and West End Ave.), with hosts Bernadette Evangelist and Sally Swisher.
West Village - 7:00pm, Kettle of Fish, 59 Christopher St. (near 7th Ave.) with host Tracey Keij-Denton.