Aug 222015
Herman Gerson

We are saddened to announce that Herman Gerson, a past VID vice president and longtime VID member, honored with the VID Community Service Award in 2005, passed on August 20th.  He was 103 years old. Herman was a former Greenwich Village Democratic district leader, Democratic state committee member. He was father of Alan, former city councilmember for the First District, which covers Lower Manhattan, part of the Village and the Lower East Side and Soho, Noho and Little Italy; and husband of Sophie, a former school board leader and community board member. They all lived at 505 LaGuardia Pl., where Herman Gerson was president of the board of directors and edited 505 News, the building’s quarterly newspaper. He also tutored in math at Washington Irving High School. The service will take place this Sunday, August 23, 11:00 AM at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker St. (bet. MacDoougal and […]

Aug 072015

ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT DISCUSSION FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR KEEPING FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (86th Street and West End Avenue) Facebook: Climate change is threatening our food and water supplies, economy, infrastructure, public health, and the future of NYC. The main cause of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the planet. Our panel will explore various financial strategies for how we can keep fossil fuels in the ground to prevent catastrophic climate change.  Should individuals and institutions divest from fossil fuel companies?  Or, should they remain invested in these companies to influence their policies as shareholder activists? CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Helen Rosenthal, City Council member, District 6, Chair of the Contracts Committee. Liz Krueger, State Senator, 28th District, Sponsor, Fossil […]