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Chloë Sevigny Invited to Join East Village Community Board By Scott Stringer on Twitter

By Patrick Hedlund | May 21, 2010 12:46pm | Updated on May 22, 2010 1:34pm
Sevigny arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards last year in Los Angeles.
Sevigny arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards last year in Los Angeles.
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By Patrick Hedlund

DNAinfo News Editor

EAST VILLAGE — Chloë Sevigny may soon start reviewing rezoning proposals and liquor license applications in her own backyard.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer posted on Twitter Friday morning that he would like to officially invite the Oscar-nominated, East Village-based actress to apply for a position on her local community board.

"I would like to invite @ChIoeSevigny to officially apply to a Manhattan community board," Stringer tweeted.

The invitation came after Sevigny said in a recent interview that she was thinking of joining up “to help preserve some of the older buildings” in the neighborhood.  “Try and save as many of them as possible and try to stop them from building as high,” she told Bust Magazine.

The borough president apparently heeded the “Big Love” actress’s call, encouraging her to bring her star power to Community Board 3, which covers the East Village, Lower East Side and parts of Chinatown.

"It actually is exciting that someone of her stature and notoriety would even consider serving her community as a board member,” Stringer told the Daily News on Thursday.

He added, however, that “there’s no special treatment” for A-List applicants, who must follow the same “merit-based process” as all would-be board members.

Stringer is responsible for appointing all 600 members of Manhattan’s 12 community boards, half of which are based on recommendations from the boards’ respective City Council members.