By Sabina Mollot
Cops are looking for a female burglar who broke into a restaurant in Union Square and stole cash.
On March 30 at about 4:15 a.m., police said the woman got into the basement of Trece, a Mexican restaurant and bar at 53 East 13th Street near Broadway, through an unsecured door. Once inside she took a cash register, which according to police, contained $300.
A worker at the restaurant told Town & Village the actual amount was $1,000, because it also contained envelopes containing employees’ pay.
Rent Guidelines Board’s two tenant members Sheila Garcia and the newly-appointed Leah Goodridge (Photo by Maria Rocha-Buschel)
By Maria Rocha-Buschel
New Rent Guidelines Board tenant representative Leah Goodridge is, first and foremost, a native New Yorker.
“Because I’ve seen the changes in the city over a number of decades, (joining the board) was definitely something I was interested in,” she said. “Being a native New Yorker has allowed me to really see the city and be connected to it where I care deeply about its future and its past.”
Goodridge, a supervising attorney at Mobilization for Justice, told Town & Village that tenant advocacy in her career impacted her decision to join the board as well but seeing so many changes for tenants throughout her life emphasized for her the importance of the work that the board does.
“(The RGB) plays a huge role in affordability, which is one of the main issues in New York,” she said. “I’m from Brownsville, I live in Bed-Stuy now and I’ve seen the neighborhoods change dramatically. People are being priced out.”