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BREWER PRESENTS PROPOSALS TO SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES ON UWS AND ELSEWHERE

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By Anya Schiffrin Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer unveiled on Monday a new raft of proposals aimed at helping small businesses maintain their foothold on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEADLINE APPROACHING TO JOIN COMMUNITY BOARD 7

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Community boards get the first crack at reviewing some of the neighborhood's most important issues, from development to pedestrian safety to public s … Read the rest of this entry >>

APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY BOARD

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Community Board members receive very little fame and adulation, but they're an important of New York City democracy. From deciding how to make the intersec … Read the rest of this entry >>

GALE BREWER DECLARES VICTORY IN MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT PRIMARY

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The Upper West Side’s own Gale Brewer declared victory shortly before 11 p.m. in her race to be the Democratic nominee for Manhattan Borough President. Brewer is a beloved figure in the neighborhood, and we hear that she dominated the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DECISION 2013! WE GRILLED THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES ON THE HOT ISSUES

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Election season is upon us, and Upper West Siders have some big choices to make. Luckily, we’re here to give you the information you will need to pull that rusty lever or press that malfunctioning computer screen (thanks Board of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER HELPS SAVE SENIOR CENTER AND FUND OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

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The seniors at Club 76, a center on 76th street run by the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), know how to push the right political but … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER TO BUILDING OWNER: SELL THESE UGLY TOWNHOUSES

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Two ugly buildings have caught the attention of City Council member Gale Brewer and she’s pushing the city employee who owns them to get rid of them. Diane Haslett-Rudiano, chief clerk of the Brooklyn Borough Office of Elections, owns brownstones [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOOD CITY DRAMA CONTINUES: CAN A PRIVATE PROPERTY BE ‘SAVED’?

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Food City, the market on the corner of 94th street and Columbus Avenue that has been around for 44 years, is expected to close by the end of the month. But there's been a flurry of activity in recent days, with politicians staging a rally on Sunday and writing letters to try to keep it open. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAVE AN IDEA TO IMPROVE RIVERSIDE PARK SOUTH? SHARE IT!

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Riverside Park South, which stretches from 59th to 72nd street, was built in 2000. But Councilwoman Gale Brewer says it’s gotten so much use that it now needs another upgrade. She’s asking for ideas to make the park better: “March [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

GALE BREWER VOWS TO END THE RAT INFESTATION, SAYS FAIRWAY IS RAT-FREE

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The Upper West Side’s rat infestation took on epic proportions last year when multiple rodents were seen scurrying around Fairway on 74th street, including a cute little mouse videotaped frolicking in the olive bins. But City Council member Gale Brewer [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

“THE SHELTER IS HERE TO STAY” VOWS HOMELESS COMMISSIONER; LOCALS POLS GIRD FOR BIG FIGHT

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A long-awaited forum on Wednesday about a controversial 400-person homeless shelter on 95th street got very heated, with Borough President Scott Stringer and other politicians saying that the city Department of Homeless Services had lied to them and had used [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SENIOR CENTER COULD BE FORCED TO CLOSE AFTER CITY CUTS OFF FUNDING

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By Shannon Ayala A senior center at 120 West 76th Street called Club 76 could close within months after the city decided not to fund it anymore. “As of June we’re dead,” said Stu Lahn, a volunteer with Friends of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AT UWS TOWN HALL, A LITANY OF COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS

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One of the complaints that came up repeatedly at an UpperWest Side-Clinton Hill town hall meeting on Tuesday night held by Gale Brewer was that 311 isn’t often very helpful, particularly if your problem is complicated. That might be why [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER HOLDING TOWN HALL MEETING TUESDAY, WITH ONE GLARING ABSENCE

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Councilwoman Gale Brewer will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday night at 6 at John Jay College, bringing along politicians and city officials from throughout the neighborhood. But the one agency that Upper West Siders have been clamoring to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHERE YOU CAN STILL DONATE ITEMS TO HELP SANDY VICTIMS; PLUS THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We recently received another note from Gale Brewer's office identifying places on the Upper West Side that are still accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy vic … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: UWS TO GET SUBWAY WI-FI, HISTORIC DISTRICT ADVANCES

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September 5, 2012 Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, High of 82 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

CROWD DEMANDS MORE AGGRESSIVE ACTION AGAINST HOMELESS SHELTERS

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Tired of impassioned letters and speeches that fall on deaf ears, a crowd of 100 or so people at a Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday night called for more aggressive action to remove two homeless shelters from buildings on [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A HUNGRY FLASH MOB, ALL IN WHITE; FIFTH CHALLENGER FOR LOCAL COUNCIL SEAT

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August 21, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 83 De … Read the rest of this entry >>

DESPITE LAW, LOCAL STORES CONTINUE TO BLAST AC ONTO THE SIDEWALKS

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A few years ago the city passed a law that makes stores close their doors when they have the air conditioning on. Leaving the doors open wastes energy and puts the city at higher risk for a blackout. But stores [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOROUGH PRESIDENT, CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS FIGHT UWS HOMELESS SHELTERS

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We reported a few days ago that the Department of Homeless Services has approved a plan to place homeless shelters in two buildings at 316 and 330 West 95th Street. The community had no opportunity to review the plans, and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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