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The Paper of Record for Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Soho, Union Square, Chinatown and Noho, Since 1933 October 24, 2013 • $1.00 Volume 83 • Number 21 Brewer will fight for housing, small stores, local food By Heather Dubin G PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY From left, Publisher Jennifer Goodstein with David Gruber, C.B. 2 chairperson, and Sheldon Silver, the Assembly speaker, at The Villager’s 80th anniversary party. See Pages 16 and 17. Local leaders are looking good Stringer asks C.B. 3 to ‘reconsider’ ban of LES Dwellers anti-bar group BY LINCOLN ANDERSON C ontroversy continues to flare around the East Village’s Community Board 3 and its troubled relationship with LES Dwellers, an aggressive and highly organized, new anti-bar group. A month ago, David McWater, the board’s former chairperson, resigned from C.B. 3 a week after blowing up at Sara Romanoski, a diminutive Dwellers member. The heated incident was caught on several videotapes and went viral. Around the same time, The Villager had also received a tip that McWater — who owns several East Village bars — may actually live in leafy Lambertville, N.J., which would disqualify him from being on a New York City community board. McWater subsequently resigned at the C.B. 3 Sept. 24 full-board meeting, saying he was not planning to reapply for appointment in April anyway. Now, in the latest flap, earlier this month, Gigi Li, C.B. 3 chairperson, and Susan Stetzer, the board’s district ale Brewer knows how to get things done. With more than 40 years of public- and private-sector experience behind her, the Democratic city councilmember’s run for Manhattan borough president is a potential boon for New Yorkers. If elected, Brewer, who is a strong advocate for lowand moderate-income people, could well transform the borough, and perhaps the city, too. In a phone interview earlier this week, Brewer spoke about issues central to her campaign, and what BREWER, continued on p. 4 Banksy makes buzz with art, car; Fans make off with doors By Tequila Minsky H e’s making art in New York and has taken the city in a flurry of buzz. An alternate art reality to Christo’s Central Park “The Gates” installation that drew crowds, people are flocking to seek out Banksy’s street art, but the persistent question is: Where are they? Eventually, the word gets around — though, locating the work is like a scavenger hunt. From Bristol, England, the elusive Banksy came here for his “Better Out Than In” exhibit, an art residency on the streets, featuring a new piece every day during the month banksy, continued on p. 6 DWELLERS, continued on p. 14 Chin rebuts Sweeney in BID 10 The Villager backs de Blasio for 12 Camera 7

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