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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 >>

LOCALS ‘HUDDLE’ TO DISCUSS POLITICAL ACTIVISM

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Last week, a group of more than 30 people – almost exclusively women – gathered at the New York Society for Ethical Culture f … Read the rest of this entry >>

NOT MY PRESIDENT’S DAY PROTEST STRETCHES UP CPW; SOME PRO-TRUMP RALLIERS SHOW UP

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Thousands of people demonstrated against the president on Monday, with a rally stretching several blocks up Central Park West starting at 61st St … Read the rest of this entry >>

AT LEAST 3 UWS BUSINESSES TO CLOSE THURSDAY IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANTS (UPDATE)

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A bakery and two restaurants will close on Thursday in solidarity with immigrants who want to send a message to the Trump administr … 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 >>

ALCANTARA DECLARED VICTOR FOR STATE SENATE; O’DONNELL AND ROSENTHAL ALSO WIN

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Marisol Alcantara was declared the victor by NY1 in a relatively tight primary race for state senate on Tuesday, giving a … Read the rest of this entry >>

DO YOU CARE ABOUT LOCAL SCHOOLS, SUBWAYS, SAFE STREETS? LEARN MORE NOW AND VOTE TUESDAY!

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While the country obsesses over the presidential election, state elections Tuesday could actually have a bigger impact on your life. The state gover … Read the rest of this entry >>

NADLER WINS DEM PRIMARY; ESPAILLAT LEADING

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Jerry Nadler won the Democratic primary for Congress on Tuesday by a landslide, winning about 90% of the vote to beat chall … Read the rest of this entry >>

HILLARY AND BERNIE SURROGATES TO FACE OFF THURSDAY

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders may or may not debate each other on the Upper West Side in advance of the New York prima … Read the rest of this entry >>

RALLY AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE PLANNED FOR SUNDAY

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In the wake of another mass shooting, Public Advocate Tish James is holding a rally Sunday at 68th street and Broadway at … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: HOW UPPER WEST SIDE COFFEE DRINKERS TOOK DOWN TAMMANY HALL

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By 1961, Carmine DeSapio had been the boss of Tammany Hall for twelve long years, and the public had enough of his cronyism and patron … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAYBE UPPER WEST SIDERS AREN’T A BUNCH OF SOCIALISTS AFTER ALL

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Upper West Siders have for years been used as boogeymen for conservatives from other parts of the country -- barely a day goes by when a conservative do … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELEN ROSENTHAL WINS UWS CITY COUNCIL RACE IN LIBERAL SWEEP

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Helen Rosenthal won a landslide victory on Tuesday night in the race to represent District 6 in the City Council, locki … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOUR CANDIDATES FACE OFF TUESDAY FOR UWS CITY COUNCIL

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Election Day is this Tuesday, November 5 and there are four candidates squaring off in the race to represent the Upper West Side in the City Cou … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELEN ROSENTHAL, MARK LEVINE DECLARE VICTORY IN UWS PRIMARIES

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Upper West Siders, meet the winners of the Democratic primaries for City Council: Helen Rosenthal and Mark Le … Read the rest of this entry >>

WILL THE NEXT MAYOR DISMANTLE CONTROVERSIAL UWS HOMELESS SHELTER?

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Upper West Siders will cast their votes in city primaries on Tuesday for all sorts of reasons. They may have been swayed by one candidate’s position on education, or their plans for development or bike lanes, for instance. But there’s [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DECISION 2013: IF YOU LIVE IN THE NORTHERN UWS, YOU’VE GOT TO READ THIS!

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If you thought the District 6 City Council race was crowded, you ain’t seen nothing yet! There are nine Democratic candidates vying to represent the people who live in District 7, which includes Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights and the Southern [&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 >>

HELP US HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHO TO VOTE FOR

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As we've said before, this is a very big year for city politics, and not just because of the perversions of some of the candid … Read the rest of this entry >>

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