May 312012

VID is sharing the following message from Assemblymember Glick:

Assemblymember Deborah Glick

Tonight, May 31 at 7PM, there will be a public meeting about potential legislation regarding the Hudson River Park. The meeting will be held at St. Paul‘s Chapel, 209 Broadway between Fulton and Vesey Streets.

This may be the only opportunity to hear what the Hudson River Park Trust hopes to change in the legislation and change in the Park itself. I encourage everyone to attend and to ask your friends and neighbors to do the same.

For a map of the exact location of the meeting please go here 


VID members and friends may also wish to read coverage on this issue from the NY Times blog

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May 202012
George Bliss of The HUB bike store in the West Village

George Bliss of The HUB bike store in the West Village. Lincoln Anderson photo appearing in The Villager

VID’s Bike Forum on May 10th, enjoyed excellent press coverage and an editorial featured in The Villager in their May 17 edition.  It is a real treat to see the prominent credit given to Nadine Hoffman in the editorial.

You can see more photos of our panelists, Caroline Samponara, Allie Nudelman, from Council Speaker Quinn’s office,   George Bliss and Steve Voccaro here.

See NY Times coverage of Bike Share Roll-Out and proposed locations map

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May 052012

On Thursday, May 10th VID hosts a panel for Bikers, Walkers and Drivers at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St. from 8:15-9:30 p.m.  The forum will  highlight the issues of safety and rules, plus the new Bike Share program.  There will even be a fashion show of the latest in biker fashion !

Panelists include:  George Bliss, biker and owner of Hudson Urban Bicycles (HUB0 and an advocate for safer bikes; Steve Vaccaro, biker and lawyer dealing with the legal aspects of bike-riding in the city; Caroline Samponaro of Transportation Alternatives and the Bike Share Program; Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s office with pending legislation dealing with electric bikes and other relevant issues.


The forum is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

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