Community Board Debates How to Help Restaurants Handle Outdoor Dining and Stay Safe, But Comes to Few Conclusions

At the Community Board 7 Business and Consumer Issues Committee meeting on July 8, the committee discussed the current safety hazards posed to communities by resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Raises Alarm About Child and Youth Programs ‘Falling Through the Cracks’ of NYC’s 2021 Budget

Committee Co-chair Catherine DeLazzo kicked off Thursday's virtual Community Board 7 Health and Human Services meeting with a call to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Calls on City Agencies to Enforce Dog Leash Rules, With a Special Well-Known Guest

The Community Board 7 (CB7) Parks & Environment Committee called on Central Park Police and the city Department of Parks & Recreation to add more resources for enforcing and educating park visitors about dog-related … Read the rest of this entry >>

Safe Streets, Rats and Central Park Discussed at Community Board Meeting

The coronavirus was a big topic at a community board meeting held online on Tuesday, but it wasn't the only one. Parks, transportation and that old UWS standby -- rats -- also dominated the conversa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tuesday: Community Board Will Meet Via Zoom, Attempt to Allow Public Comment

Community Board 7 will meet Tuesday night via Zoom and attempt to field public comments over the tech platform. If you've been yelling at a s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Renovations Discussed at Zoom-ed Community Board Meeting

During the Community Board 7 (CB7) Parks & Environment Committee’s April meeting, representatives from Central Park Conservancy (CPC) convened over video confe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Wants Network of Protected Bike Lanes and More Citi Bikes to Make Bicycling Easier

Community Board 7 voted on Tuesday night (by virtual conference call) to ask the city to create a network of protected bike lanes that would make it e … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>