Nov 302013
 
December 12 General Membership Meeting

Thursday, December 12th, 6:30 pm   St. John’s Lutheran Church 83 Christopher Street VID’s next Membership Meeting has a full and important agenda.  We urge all members to attend and welcome friends and guests. Agenda: District Leader Report– Keen Berger Committee Reports Campaign-Peter Crosta Technology- Nat Johnson Community Affairs- Marti Speranza Fundraising- Nadine Hoffmann 3.     VID Club Elections 1 President 3 Vice Presidents Due to circumstances beyond our control notification of dues renewal haven’t gone out.  Please bring a check to the membership meeting in case your dues need to be renewed.  Nobody will be allowed to vote if their dues are […]

Nov 262013
 
VID General Meeting Minutes - November 14, 2013

Summary of VID’s General Meeting Minutes of November 2013. You can view the full meeting minutes of November 2013 here:  VID Membership Meeting of November 14, 2013  To view all available VID Minutes type that word in the Search Box in the VID banner at the top of  any page. President Tony Hoffman opened the meeting with the announcement of the passing away of Nan Robinson.  He also spoke about the meeting held the evening before by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation re:  the air rights bill signed by Governor Cuomo last night, of which VID was one […]

Nov 262013
 
 Anti-Fracking and Anti-Spectra Pipeline Events

The Anti-Fracking Crusade VID members and hundreds of New Yorkers have been involved in a number of different Anti-Fracking and Anti-Spectra pipeline events  over the last four weeks.  You can see a slide show here. Protests against Fracking outside Chelsea Piers, October 19 Hundreds of demonstrators,including  members of the Village Independent Democrats, participated in a rally against hydraulic fracking outside of Chelsea Piers.  Governor Cuomo was scheduled to host a luncheon at a restaurant inside the facility but was unable to attend and therefore missed the protest. Protestors also mobilized a pair of boats to face the waterfront venue. October […]

Nov 262013
 
VID Forum on Affordable Housing

Full House for VID Forum on Affordable Housing Village Independent Democrats sponsored a free-wheeling forum, “Opening Doors:  Affordable Housing in the de Blasio Era,” at St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex, on November 14. The forum was inspired by Mayor-elect de Blasio’s pledge to build 200,000 units of affordable housing and end what he has  termed the “Tale of Two Cities” that currently characterizes New York City:  a few wealthy at the top, and the rest struggling for life’s basics, including housing the working class can afford. Panelists Moses Gates, Director of Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP), Association for […]