TENSION RISES IN CITY COUNCIL RACE AS CHALLENGER BLOCKED FROM SPEAKING AT RALLY

A rally to block the construction of a 668-foot building on Amsterdam Avenue and 69th street was about to start Tuesday morning, when City Co … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRIDAY: PROTESTERS PLAN TO CONFRONT STATE SENATOR ALCANTARA, URGE HER TO JOIN MAIN DEMOCRATIC GROUP

Several groups that are opposing a group of breakaway Democrats plan to meet with State Senator Marisol Alcantara, who represents … Read the rest of this entry >>

5 UPCOMING POLITICAL TOWN HALLS FOR UPPER WEST SIDERS

Looking to speak to your elected officials? Four upcoming town halls will give you the ch … Read the rest of this entry >>

STATE FUNDING BEING DEBATED IS LIKELY TO IMPACT LOCAL KIDS MORE THAN BETSY DEVOS

Many New Yorkers spoke up about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary, calling their U.S. senators and writing letters. And while the federal governmen … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ANTI-SWASTIKA SIGN ON THE SUBWAY

Someone tweaked a sign on the C train last week to add a new ban. Swastikas and other hateful words and symbols have been … Read the rest of this entry >>

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

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

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

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)

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

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?

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 >>

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