Yes, the debate stunk. Yes, the race has been uninspiring. Yes, it is still your civic duty to vote. So, better listen to Ben and Jarrett to figure out what to make of it all.
A flyer containing incendiary charges is circulating in a Lower Manhattan district where there’s a tight Council race. Many of the charges appear overstated or include falsehoods, while the accuracy of others are subject to interpretation.
Women’s City Club of New York Urges New Yorkers to Vote NO on Constitutional Convention on November 7
The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) opposes the holding of a New York State Constitutional Convention, a measure that will be put to voters in the New York State General Election on November 7, 2017. Every two decades, New Yorkers have the chance to decide whether to hold a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the State’s Constitution. If voters approve the measure this November, then a process is launched to appoint delegates across the state who then convene to adopt amendments, which are then put to voters in 2019. “A New York State Constitutional Convention poses an overwhelming threat to current protections and other provisions in the State, as every provision in the Constitution is available for change,” a Board resolution stated. “Well-funded special-interest groups in New York and nationally are poised to use the Constitutional Convention process to roll back provisions the WCC has long supported.
Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner of Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion
On Thursday, October 26, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled the winner of the fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition—Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion—a temporary installation in the heart of the Flatiron District. Flatiron Reflection will be the centerpiece of the Partnership’s sixth annual holiday program and a highly visible landmark in this thriving New York City neighborhood. Flatiron Reflection is a publicly spirited space that encourages new experiences of the city, new modes of dwelling in the plaza, and new views of its context. A bundle of shimmering tubes creates a fragmented column at the scale of the public plaza. The fluted perimeter offers niches that can be occupied, while a panoramic central space opens out like a stage into the plaza.
A mayor who was not known for environmental advocacy when he took office has set ambitious goals for carbon reduction, zero waste and air quality. Advocates hope he’ll turn more of those plans into reality if he’s re-elected.
Yes, Virginia, some New York City campaign spending did make it to North Dakota.
Plus, the Council’s transportation chair calls for more bike-lane protections in the wake of the terrorist attack.
And former de Blasio donor Jona Rechnitz sees his credibility under withering assault.