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  • Friday, June 01, 2012

    Manhattan, NY FOCUS: Downtown Independent Democrats Petitioning Kickoff & Guest Speaker

    This comes from the Downtown Independent Democrats:
    Petitioning season for NY State Senate, State Assembly, Judicial Races and Democratic State Committee is about to begin, so we need all hands on deck. We’ve also got an important Congressional race in the Lower East Side on June 26th, and we’ll hear about how we can support our endorsed candidate, Rep. Nydia Velazquez. And before all that, we’ll hear from our esteemed guest speaker, neighboring City Councilmember and potential candidate for NYC Comptroller, Dan Garodnick. So come join neighbors, elected officials and more for DID's June meeting! All are invited. You do not have to be a member to attend. DATE Monday June 4 TIME 6:30 PM PLACE 2nd floor of Fanelli's Cafe in SoHo, 94 Prince St., corner of Mercer. Note: Entrance to upstairs is a few feet west of the corner entrance. No elevator - email info@didnyc.org to arrange help with stairs. Fanelli's Cafe is renowned as one of the oldest food & drink establishments in NYC. A little piece of its history: City records purportedly listed the business as "saloon" - all through the prohibition days in the 1920's! Comforting to those who care about these things, that the City records were correct and matched the actual use, even if illegal. Operating openly as a speakeasy, the modest accommodation made to adhere to prohibition laws appears to be that the sign out front saying "saloon" was changed to say "cafe". Thus Fanelli's Cafe, the name to this day. The 2nd floor where we are holding our meeting has an interesting history too, but we'll save that for the meeting.

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