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Downtown councilmembers champion participatory budgeting: Voting is this week

BY DASHIELL ALLEN | It’s the closest New York City gets to direct Democracy. All residents of Downtown Councilmembers Erik Bottcher and Christopher Marte’s districts…

Erik Bottcher gets in the groove in feel-good City Council inauguration

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A capacity crowd of nearly 500 filled Chelsea’s Joyce Theater on Sat., March 5, to celebrate Erik Bottcher’s inauguration as the…

‘Shedding’ any illusions on outdoor dining, Marte and Bottcher give Velazquez a tour of Village streets

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Welcome to their world. Councilmembers Christopher Marte and Erik Bottcher led their colleague Marjorie Velazquez on a tour of “Shed City”…

Council chops out sidewalk cafe regs, but roadway sheds are topic du jour

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The City Council cleaned the plate last week on sidewalk cafes. The Council overwhelmingly voted to strip out all existing regulations for…

Nadler praises Christopher Marte’s ‘broad support’ at inauguration

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Speaking at new City Councilmember Christopher Marte’s inauguration Sunday afternoon, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler said the diverse crowd showed “what broad…

Council removes D.O.T. — for now — as lead agency for Open Restaurants as it drafts bill for permanent program

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | So what exactly is on the menu now for Open Restaurants — and, for that matter, for stressed-out Downtowners driven to…

Constitutional challenge filed against Soho/Noho rezoning

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A lawsuit seeking to “annul and vacate” the Soho/Noho/Chinatown rezoning charges that the scheme would cause “mass displacement” of thousands of…

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