BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Now that goes down well!
Working the late-night shift at Morton Williams, cashier Donna Joyette was recently elated to receive the new January monthly print issue of The Village Sun. The newspaper includes an article on the community’s stunning victory in its fight to save the area’s only 24/7, full-service supermarket.
Joyette could not stop praising former Councilmember Alan Gerson’s role in leading the Save Our Supermaket effort, noting that the lawyer — who lives on the block — and his allies pulled off a miracle.
The city had been mulling whether to build a public school at the coveted corner site, at Bleecker Street and LaGuardia Place, with a deadline to decide by Dec. 31. But, at the 11th hour, the School Construction Authority and New York University, which owns the property, recently agreed to extend the city’s option to build there by another 13 years.
Dozens of union jobs were at stake if the supermarket was displaced.