Seen & Heard: Community Board applications are open

BP OPENS COMMUNITY BOARD APPLICATIONS
Applications are now open with the borough president’s office to join Community Board 1 (or any board in Manhattan) through 5p on March 17, 2023. Current members who wish to serve another term must reapply. Community Board members must live, work, or have an otherwise significant interest in the neighborhoods served by the community district, and be a New York City resident. “In addition, we look for applicants with histories of community involvement, expertise, skill sets, and attendance at Board meetings and who can commit to a two-year term.” Apply here.

JENNIFER ELSTER AT NEW GALLERY
Tribecan Jennifer Elster has opened a new gallery on Leonard — The Development Gallery — and her show of paintings will kick things off there (more soon in the new year). “Take Heed” is a multi-medium art exhibition that takes over the 4000-square-foot space in a “journey through the apocalyptic predictions of an artist with a sparkling creepiness.” See more here about Jennifer and more about the gallery here. 75 Leonard. Next live performance, Jan. 12. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 12-7p through Feb. 6.

AZABU’S DINING SHED IS OPEN
A couple residents wrote me to ask why Sushi Azabu’s shed was just being used for storage, but in fact it is only that way during the day. I checked with the manager and this is the setup at night. (They plan to add a curtain for daytime hours to hide the furniture.)

DAN GOLDMAN ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES
Our new congressman, Dan Goldman, has starting filling his staff positions for both here and Capitol Hill. Kristen Rouse will join Congressman-elect Goldman’s office as deputy district director; Ling Ye will be a senior casework manager and field representative; Betsy Schmid will be a senior casework manager; and Mayra Molina will be a caseworker and field representative here in the district office. Haley Scott will be taking a leave of absence from BerlinRosen to be chief of staff, based in both DC and here. All 13 hires will join Goldman’s official office when he is sworn in on Jan. 3.

 

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