Tuesday and Thursday: Tune Into Virtual Info Sessions With Local Politicians, With or Without a Computer

Community Board 7 is going virtual this week, hooking Upper West Siders up with politicians who plan to explain the city's response to the coronav … Read the rest of this entry >>

CB7 Pushes Back On Plans To Close Cherry Walk For Hurricane Sandy Repairs

Community Board 7 is pushing back on possible plans to temporarily close Cherry Walk, a section of Riverside Park and a major thoroughfare for cyclists along the Hudson River Gree … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Supports Controversial Request for Curbside Usage Study as Emotions Flare Over Parking

The third time was the charm for Community Board 7, who after several months of back and forth has passed a resolution in favor of a study on the city's current pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Asks City to Improve Crosstown Bike Routes Following Cyclist’s Death

The community came together to discuss opportunities for safer crosstown pedestrian and cyclist routes through Central Park during a January joint me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Time-To-Get-Involved Tuesday: History Talk, Hate Crime Forum, Meeting on Bike Lanes and Excessive Street Salting

The Upper West Side is an active place, and sometimes there are multiple crucial meetings held on the same night. That's the case this Tuesday, when p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Plans for Seven-Story Museum Inside Landmark Church Disapproved by Community Board

After hours of back and forth on procedure and proposed construction, Community Board 7 (CB7) ultimately voted to disapprove new plans for the former First Church of Christ, Scientis … Read the rest of this entry >>

End ‘Free Parking’ on the Upper West Side? Community Board Tones Down Language in Resolution

Most members of the Community Board 7 Transportation Committee still seem convinced that allowing people to park at the curb for free is a bad use of public space. But th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Committee Opposes Men’s Homeless Shelter After No-Show from DHS; Current Shelter Residents Stress About Changes

Over 60 Upper West Side residents attended Tuesday night’s meeting of Community Board 7’s Health and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Updates: Two New Japanese-Inspired Concepts Prepare to Open

A record bar sang its opening number, a burger chain is going 50/50, and a Japanese-style tavern shared plans during the September meeting of Community Board 7’s Bus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park West Protected Bike Lane Approved by Community Board Committee; Would Eliminate 400 Parking Spaces

The new bike lane would run north from Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle—59th Street to 110th Street. It would be bordered by the curb, and painte … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nerves Fray at Community Board Meeting Over Resolution to End Free Curbside Parking

Over 100 Upper West Side residents gathered for what was, at times, a tense Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday n … Read the rest of this entry >>

Meet Community Board 7’s Youngest Member; ‘Paying Attention to What’s Going On’

Pete Buttigieg has nothing on Julian Giordano, the newly appointed, 16-year-old member of Community Boa … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Answer Column: It’s Been Closed for Two Years, So Why Is Artie’s Still Clogging Our Arteries?

New York City sidewalks can feel like an obstacle course, especially when the weather warms and sidewalk cafes appear. It’s one thing to have your path obstr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Controversial UWS Lounge Loses Vote at Community Board Meeting

In a unanimous vote last week, Community Board 7 rejected an application from the West End Lounge for a change of its corporate name and operating proced … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s Plan to Park Construction Equipment on Little League Fields Booed by Community Board

There will be no joy in Mudville if the city moves forward with a plan to use the baseball fields at 77th Street in Riverside Park as staging grounds for the pl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Roundup: Local Politicians Ready to Bring Change to DC and Albany, as Museum Fights ‘Scare Tactics’

Local politicians came to the Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday to update people about their plans for the coming legislative sess … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side Community Board Members Confused About New Term Limit Rules

Voters approved a measure on Tuesday to place term limits on community board members. But local community board members are not … Read the rest of this entry >>

Proposal for Central Park West Two-Way Bike Lane Gains Wider Approval

Community Board 7 has formally requested that the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) provide a proposal for a two-way protected bike … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Evaluating Local Subway Station Accessibility and Bus Route Efficiency

The City is in the midst of evaluating Upper West Side subway stations and bus routes to improve accessibility and travel time, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

New UWS Restaurants Will Showcase Cuisines of Many Nations

A number of new restaurants highlighting global cuisine received liquor license and sidewalk café approvals during a recent meeting of Community Board 7’s Bus … Read the rest of this entry >>