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Jo Anne Simon is one of seven candidates running for office in the 33rd City Council District, which runs from Greenpoint-Williamsburg along the Brooklyn waterfront through DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, then spans Boerum Hill through northern Park Slope.
In the first months of 2008, the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) was feeling so flush that the Board sent a letter to every womens health center in New York State offering financial help.
A billionaire mayor with Republican support is getting a pass for re-election from mainstream media and large sectors of the Democratic Party, including many who consider themselves liberals and progressives.
Over the last decadeand certainly in the last four yearsWilliamsburg-Greenpoint has experienced some of the most dramatic growth in the city, from the plethora of steel and glass condosas well as empty lotswhere industrial buildings used to stand to the legions of new residents that pile into the L and even the G trains.
Daniel Goldstein is the spokesperson and one of the founders of Develop Dont Destroy Brooklyn. He has spent the last five-and-a-half years fighting againstand living in the footprint ofForest City Ratners Atlantic Yards project. As developer Bruce Ratner continues to face serious financial and legal hurdles, Brian Carreirathe Rails former City Editor and long-time writer on Atlantic Yardssat down with Goldstein at his apartment on Pacific Street in Prospect Heights to discuss his ongoing battle against one of the citys most powerful players.
Kevin Powell is a writer, activist, public speaker, and author or editor of 10 books. "Son2Mother" is taken from his poetry collection No Sleep Till Brooklyn: New and Selected Poems (Soft Skull, 2008).
Salmon calls attention to the plight of these families as well as his own through vigils, rallies, and telling his story.