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The Village Sun: Allie Ryan Concedes to Carlina Rivera But Vows the Fight Is ‘Far From Over’ This article reports that I conceded that Councilmember Rivera won the Council District 2 race, but I am not defeated. The issues and causes I have been working with, I will continue working with and the Neighborhood Party may have a future.

The Village Sun: Don’t Scrap Gifted and Talented Education – Expand it for those who need it.¬†October 2021 Mayor de Blasio announced he would phase out gifted and talented education and introduced Brilliant NY as its replacement. This article explains a bit of history of education politics and a call to save gifted education and accelerated curriculum education and their expansion.

The Village Sun: Councilmember Carlina Rivera keeps ducking debates and the community loses out Councilmember Carlina Rivera declined to debate me and Juan Pagan, another independent candidate in the (right now) only City Council District 2 General Election debate.

The Village Sun: City Council votes Yes to Approve the Governors Island Rezoning Plan On May 27 44 councilmembers, including Councilmember Carlina, Rivera representing Council District 2, voted to approve the Governors Island Rezoning Plan with severely inadequate modifications.

The Real Deal: City Council Greenlights Governors Island Rezoning City Council voted to approve nearly 4 million sq ft of new development (including a hotel, offices, research and retail) on the southern open green space of Governors Island. While historic buildings on the island sit vacant.

Curbed / NY Magazine: NYC Wants to Bury East River Park to Save It It’s an informative article, but scroll down to read the comments. I wrote three comments based on meeting people who live in District 2 and East River Park goers as well as my Governors Island activism.

The Village Sun: After Woman’s Fatal Fall from Party… My family attended our local electeds press conference, curious to find out what they plan to do to make rooftop spaces safer and to control rooftop parties. Both my husband and I are quoted in this article.

Gotham Gazette: Governors Island’s Misguided Plan Roger Manning, my co-founder of Metro Area Governors Island Coalition, and I wrote a rebuttal to the Friends of Governors Island’s op ed about the Governors Island Rezoning Plan.

The Village Sun: Allie Ryan is Running for City Council as an Independent The Village Sun announced that my Independent Candidacy for City Council District 2.

The Village Sun: Governors Island Rezoning Plan is Wrong on So Many Levels One of the few truly great open spaces in New York City, Governors Island would be developed with a campus of 20-to-30-story buildings for a “climate-research center” under the de Blasio administration’s plan.

New York School Talk: Good-Bye To All That: NYC Public School Mom Explains What Drove Her Out Of the System
Last month, my daughters transferred from a NYC public elementary school district-wide G&T program to an independent school.

NY Times: Public Space is Personal
She envisioned their wedding, which was held on Sept. 18 on Governors Island, as a public art project.