Who we are


Members are downtown Manhattan residents who bring diverse backgrounds, career experiences and the energy and optimism of community activism to the fight for WTC5 housing to be dedicated exclusively and forever to affordable housing.

Steering committee

Vittoria Fariello, Democratic District Leader, District 65

Candidate for NY State Senate District 29. Vittoria has lived in the district for over 20 years, raising four children here and working at her own firm and for the New York City Department of Investigation. She has been a District Leader in downtown Manhattan since 2017. Vittoria is a long time advocate for affordable housing and healthcare for all. Vittoria has investigated and prosecuted government corruption, and fights for an honest, responsive, and transparent government.

Mariama James

Community Leader, whose long-time advocacy for children, BIPOC, LGBTQIA, 9/11 Survivors, the homeless and underserved was most recently recognized by CM Margaret Chin with the February 2021 NYC Council Citation; Member of the WTC Registry CAC, the WTC Survivor Steering Committee, and the WTC Scientific Technical Advisory Committee; Co-Chair of Manhattan CB1 Quality of Life Committee; and Treasurer, Downtown Independent Democrats Executive and Policy Committees

Jill Goodkind

Residing below Chambers Street for more than 30 years, Jill is the widow of beloved affordable housing advocate Tom Goodkind, who died from 9/11-related cancer in 2019. She fights the good fight in his memory.

Todd Fine

PhD candidate in history at the CUNY-Graduate Center.President of the Washington Street Advocacy Group, which does creative advocacy related to history in the Lower West Side of Manhattan.

Pat Gray

Downtown Manhattan resident since February 2002. Board Member since 2017 of one of the largest Member, BPC4BLM downtown residential complexes.

Richard Corman

Member, Manhattan Community Board 1. President, Downtown Independent Democrats. Executive Director, the former The River Project as it transitions into the Hudson River Park River Project. Lifelong New Yorker.

Justine Cuccia

Candidate for NY State Assembly District 61. Justine is an activist, organizer and community leader with decades of experience pushing for positive change and standing up for her neighbors. As a member of Community Board 1 (serving as chair of the Battery Park City Committee), she has been a leading advocate for preserving and expanding affordability, while also fighting for a voice for residents (who are too often ignored) in major decisions about Lower Manhattan.

Taylor Banning

Carol Lamberg

For three decades, Carol Lamberg served as Executive Director of the Settlement Housing Fund responsible for producing over 8,700 apartments in 55 developments, and owning 26 buildings with 1,721 apartments in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Harlem, Washington Heights and Lower Manhattan. The developments, often including community amenities and programs, were mostly mixed-income buildings occupied by families with incomes ranging from public assistance levels to approximately $85,000. Ms. Lamberg has testified before legislative bodies, commissions, and government agencies, drafted amendments to Federal, State and local statutes, and authored op-ed pieces and articles for housing and architectural journals. A Radcliffe College alumna and former Harvard University Loeb Fellow, Ms. Lamberg is on the Board of the National Housing Conference, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, and is a Life Trustee of the New York Housing Conference.

Organizations

Downtown Independent Democrats

Downtown Independent Democrats

New York Democratic County Committee, Manhattan Dems

New York Democratic County Committee, Manhattan Dems

Village Independent Democrats

Village Independent Democrats

Independence Plaza North Tenants Association

Independence Plaza North Tenants Association

109 Washington Street Residents

109 Washington Street Residents

9/11 Environmental Action

9/11 Environmental Action

Seaport Coalition

Seaport Coalition

SoHo Alliance

SoHo Alliance

Alliance for a Humanscale City

Alliance for a Humanscale City

Save the Sphere

Save the Sphere

Climate Reality Project, NYC/Metro Chapter

Climate Reality Project, NYC/Metro Chapter

BMCC PSC-CUNY

BMCC PSC-CUNY

BPC4BLM

BPC4BLM

Grand Street Democrats Executive Board

Grand Street Democrats Executive Board

Chelsea Reform Club

Chelsea Reform Club

Electeds

Christopher Marte, City Council Member, District 1

Christopher Marte, City Council Member, District 1

Vittoria Fariello, Democratic District Leader, District 65

Vittoria Fariello, Democratic District Leader, District 65

Jeannine Kiely, Democratic District Leader, District 66

Jeannine Kiely, Democratic District Leader, District 66

Paul Newell, Democratic District Leader, District 65

Paul Newell, Democratic District Leader, District 65

Tom LaGatta, County Committee

Tom LaGatta, County Committee

Susan Wittenberg, County Committee

Susan Wittenberg, County Committee

Jeanne Wilke, County Committee

Jeanne Wilke, County Committee

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