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The Day | Meeting With The Police - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | Meeting With The Police


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Hello, East Village.

We wanted to let you know that the Ninth Precinct will be holding a Community Council meeting tonight at 7 at the Ninth Precinct station house, 321 East Fifth Street.

NYU Journalism’s Timothy J. Stenovec spoke with Jeremiah Shea, the president of the Community Council, who anticipates a large crowd because it is the first council meeting since June. Mr. Shea recommends that people arrive early to get seats.

Tonight’s meeting does not have an agenda – although such topics as last month’s shooting outside the Sin Sin Lounge are likely to be discussed. The Neighborhoodr blog posted a flier calling on members of the community to attend the meeting and rally around the issue of violence in the East Village.

The Community Council sessions offer those who attend a chance to speak during the public comment period. “It’s a community expressing their opinions, their problems,” Beth Neuman, the council’s first vice president, told Mr. Stenovec. “It’s a place for them to vent.”

In other neighborhood news, in case you missed it, here’s a link to our earlier post about Monday night’s meeting of the liquor authority committee for Community Board 3.

There are several stories about the East Village resident who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Canal Street. You can find them here and here.

And The Observer weighs in on the Sukkah City architecture competition up in Union Square. And here’s another image of it via Neighborhoodr.