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THURSDAY: HATE CRIME FORUM WITH MANHATTAN DA

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Local politicians and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance are holding a forum on Thursday night to discuss recent hate crimes and what comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

MEL WYMORE TO CHALLENGE ROSENTHAL FOR UWS CITY COUNCIL SEAT; WOULD BE FIRST TRANSGENDER MEMBER

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Mel Wymore, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary for a City Council seat four years ago to Helen Rosenthal, is throwing his h … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL COUNCILMEMBERS DIFFER ON NEW BILL EXPANDING FOOD CART LICENSES

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There's been a cap on food cart licenses since the 1980's, and advocates for the cart owners say that's reduced opportun … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM OPPONENT TO CHALLENGE HELEN ROSENTHAL FOR CITY COUNCIL SEAT

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Dr. Cary Goodman, an outspoken opponent of the proposed expansion of the Museum of Natural History, announced his candidacy on F … Read the rest of this entry >>

WILL BREAKAWAY NY STATE DEMOCRATS (INCLUDING A LOCAL ONE) MAKE IT HARDER TO COUNTER TRUMP?

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New Yorkers may be seeing budget cuts and other policy changes under the new president, and some Democrats worry that the state isn't ready to push … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL AND CITYWIDE ACTIVISTS LAY OUT POST-ELECTION PLANS: ‘THERE ARE GROUPS FIGHTING FOR EVERY CAUSE’

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Many of the nearly 90% of Upper West Siders who were “with her” in the election are now bummed and bewildered because they got “hi … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL POLITICIANS AND ADVOCACY GROUPS HOLDING COMMUNITY FORUM TO DISCUSS POST-ELECTION PLANS

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Are you uncertain about the potential impacts of a Trump administration? Do you want to learn how to get engaged, but don’t know … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEXT ROUND OF PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING STARTS; VOTE ON HOW TO SPEND $1 MILLION

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Local council members are looking for ideas for spending $1 million in the neighborhood. The latest round of "Participatory Budgeting" has b … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL CONSIDERING TRAFFIC SYSTEM THAT STOPS CARS ALL FOUR WAYS FOR PEDESTRIANS

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Upper West Side council member Helen Rosenthal wants to study the idea of stopping traffic in all four directions at some intersections to allow pedest … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITIBIKE, MOSQUITOES, M104 BUSES AND MUSEUM EXPANSION HIGHLIGHT GRIPE-FILLED TOWN HALL

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Council member Helen Rosenthal and representatives from various city agencies got an earful of complaints at a town hall meeting on Monday night about everything … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELEN ROSENTHAL TO HOLD TOWN HALL WHERE CITY AGENCIES WILL RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS

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Council member Helen Rosenthal will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, April 18 where locals can ask questio … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL WANTS TO BAN STREET VENDORS FROM PART OF BROADWAY

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City Council member Helen Rosenthal said at a police community council meeting on Monday night that she's been looking for ways to ban street vendors … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELEN ROSENTHAL BOOED AT MEETING ON MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY EXPANSION

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Council member Helen Rosenthal was booed at a meeting about the Museum of Natural History on Tuesday night as audience members criti … Read the rest of this entry >>

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY, BUS COUNTDOWN CLOCKS & MORE WIN FUNDING AFTER LOCALS VOTE

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The West Side Campaign Against Hunger will get $250,000 to pay for a mobile food pantry after receiving the most votes in Council member Helen Rosenthal's participatory budgeting contest. In all, four project … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL HOLDING TOWN HALL FORUM FOR WEST SIDERS TO QUESTION CITY OFFICIALS

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Council member Helen Rosenthal is holding a town hall meeting next Monday, April 27 that will bring together city officials from several agencies to answer questions from loc … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL PUSHING FOR PROTECTED BIKE LANE ON AMSTERDAM AVENUE

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Council member Helen Rosenthal sent a letter to the city Department of Transportation on Friday throwing her support behind a protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

VOTE ON HOW THE CITY SHOULD SPEND $1 MILLION IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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Starting this week, locals can vote on which suggested neighborhood projects should get a piece of the $1 million allocated to each council district for a program called "Participatory Budget … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL TARGETS IDLING VEHICLES; WANTS CITY TO ALLOW CITIZEN ENFORCEMENT

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Local City Council member Helen Rosenthal wants to let citizens armed with smartphones help enforce laws against drivers of idling vehi … Read the rest of this entry >>

COUNCILWOMAN LOOKING TO CHANGE 96TH STREET TURN SIGNAL TIMING

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Clearly, the muckity-mucks on the Upper West Side are reading your comments. Because Council member Helen Rosenthal's communications director contacted West Side Ra … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE UWS HOUSING CLINICS AND LEGAL AID START WEDNESDAY

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Want to know your rights as a tenant? Then make sure to check out the free housing clinics organized by Council member Helen Rosenthal's office, Goddard-Riverside's SRO Law Project and the Urban Justice Ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

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