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Former Councilmember Alan Gerson backs Dan Goldman in District 10 race

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Alan Gerson, Lower Manhattan’s former city councilmember, has endorsed Dan Goldman for Congress.

Gerson, a lifetime Greenwich Village resident, was the District 1 councilmember from 2002 through 2008. His mother, Sophie, was an influential member of the area’s school board.

“Dan has been a leader in the fight to save our democracy as a prosecuting attorney in the first Trump impeachment trial,” Gerson said. “Dan has also demonstrated a commitment to bold action to fight climate change, and effective action to improve living conditions and opportunities for vulnerable members of our community, especially children. He knows how to get it done.”

At a hearing on the Soho/Noho rezoning, former Councilmember Alan Gerson warned the scheme would be an “environmental disaster.” Gerson is an executive committee member of the Sierra Club’s local chapter. (Photo by The Village Sun)

“I am humbled to receive former Councilmember Gerson’s endorsement,” Goldman said. “Councilmember Gerson has been a champion for Lower Manhattan, and with so much at stake, it is an honor to receive the vote of confidence from such a dedicated community servant.”

After the 9/11 attack, Gerson was chaiperson of the City Council’s Lower Manhattan Revitalization Committee. Before being elected, he served as chaiperson of Community Board 2.

More recently, Gerson was an outspoken opponent of the Soho/Noho upzoning, as was Kathryn Freed, who represented District 1 before him. However, Margaret Chin, who held the Council seat through 2021, played a pivotal role in supporting the contentious rezoning, most of which was in her district.


  1. Dodge Landesman Dodge Landesman August 21, 2022

    Not supporting Goldman but Gerson is a class act. Would’ve been a helluva lot better had be been reelected over Chin!

  2. BCapoNYC BCapoNYC August 21, 2022

    Thanks for weighing in, Alan. So nice to hear from you. Hope you are well. Thank you for your fight for social, economic and environmental-health justice, with the monies given to and the programs set up to help NYC recover: “Rebuilding NY means Rebuilding Lives” — Barbara, Rebuild with a Spotlight on the Poor Coalition

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