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E-cigarettes: The Jury is Out...But It Shouldn't Be on Extending the NYC Smoke-Free Air Act to Their Use

Our Guest Blogger today is Dr. Cheryl Healton, Dean of Global Public Health at NYU and the Director of the Global Institute of Public Health.  She weighs in on the proposed legislation to extend the NYC Smoke-Free Air Act to include e-cigarettes: 1,315 more words

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Mid-July clearly wasn’t a good time to get together to talk NYC Politics – so we’re giving this another try – especially since the mayoral polls are shifting daily and there may well be a Democratic run off on October 1st – after the September 10 primary (don’t forget to vote).  672 more words

Death of Transgender Woman NY Council Statement

Islan Nettles, the New York transgender woman who was attacked on Saturday night last (police update says Saturday morning), has died of her injuries. She was taken off life support by the staff at Harlem Hospital on Thursday, and was only 21 years old. 450 more words


Bill Introduced to Criminalize Purchase of Counterfeits in NYC

Legislation would make NY the first U.S. city to prosecute buyers of fake goods with jail terms of up to one year.

The New York City Council has introduced a bill to make the purchase of counterfeit goods a crime punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and as much as a year in jail, which would make buying a fake Rolex watch a Class A misdemeanor. 731 more words


Something New and Exciting in....Government?

Through a new process of participatory government, community members are able to step up and have a direct say into where city council money is placed.  422 more words


NYS Assembly Member Deborah Glick Will Hold Rally Against NYU 2031 Plan Saturday, February 11th at Judson Church; Where Will Council Member Margaret Chin Fall On The Matter?

At least one elected official is speaking up and organizing around New York University’s Proposed Expansion Plan. New York State Assembly Member Deborah Glick, whose district includes Greenwich Village, will be joining with community groups, including CAAN 2031, Friends of LaGuardia Place, Greenwich Village Block Associations, and Faculty Against the Sexton Plan ( 603 more words


NYU Proposed Expansion Plan 2031 -- Is the Fix 'In' With the Bloomberg Administration?

I’m posting previous WSP Blog entries as refreshers on NYU and President John Sexton’s “vision” for the University’s Expansion Plan 2031. It’s a very critical time right now. 95 more words