Central Park’s ‘Monumental Women’ Receive Community Board Thumbs-Up After Historians Question Design

By now it isn’t news that there are 23 statues of historical figures in Central Park and not one of them is of a woman. (Alice, Mother Goose and Juliet are fictional.) Tha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Where’d Mom & Pop Go? City Council Passes ‘Storefront Tracking Bill’ to Map Retail Vacancies

Small businesses have shuttered at an alarming rate on the Upper West Side and throughout the city, inspiring proposed solutions ranging from commercial rent control to a vacancy … Read the rest of this entry >>

Popular Bull Moose Dog Run Finally On Track for Renovation; Will Be Closed for a Year

It’s been a long time coming, but the Bull Moose Dog Run, located in Theodore Roosevelt Park, next to the Museum of Natural History, is finally getting a full renova … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gale Brewer Explains Her Strategies to Tackle Street Homelessness and Store Vacancies

Gale Brewer sees no quick fixes for two of the Upper West Side’s most pressing problems: street homelessness and retail vacan … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Talks About de Blasio, Developers, and How She Learned to be Tough

It was the late 1970s, early 1980s, the dawn of the “crack era.” “Crack was everywhere,” recalled Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewe … Read the rest of this entry >>

200 Amsterdam Now Being Built at Developer’s ‘Peril’; Illegal Stories Could Have to Come Down

Straining her voice to be heard over the clamor of construction, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer delivered the lead-off message to a crowd of about 50 p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Politicians Urge Construction Halt at 200 Amsterdam As Legal Ruling Remains Up in the Air; Rally Planned for Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 9th, at 11:15 am, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Helen Rosenthal and community advocates will … Read the rest of this entry >>

Politicians Push for New Supermarket on Vacant Broadway Corner

Politicians are asking a local landlord to rent a vacant storefront on 68th Street and Broadway to a new supermarket-operator, be … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘The State of the Borough is Challenging,’ Says Gale Brewer in Speech

On Sunday afternoon, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer delivered her State of the Borough address to a packed audit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Owner and Donors Toast the Rescue of Westsider Books; ‘It’s a Big Deal,’ Gale Brewer Says

On Saturday, January 26th, family, friends, and donors gathered to celebrate the revival of Westsider Books. Guests sipped rosé champagne, ate bacon-wr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Opposes Term Limits, as City Tries to Bring in New Blood

In a letter addressing the New York City Charter Revision Commission, Community Board 7 expressed opposition to a proposed City Charter amen … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAESAR’S PIZZA RALLY GETS POLITICAL: ‘NO MORE PUSHING THE LITTLE GUY OUT!’

“It used to be a community. Now it’s just a neighborhood.... It’s not about the politics, it’s about the people, the residents, the families that get aff … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER PRESENTS PROPOSALS TO SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES ON UWS AND ELSEWHERE

By Anya Schiffrin Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer unveiled on Monday a new raft of proposals aimed at helping small businesses maintain their foothold on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEADLINE APPROACHING TO JOIN COMMUNITY BOARD 7

Community boards get the first crack at reviewing some of the neighborhood's most important issues, from development to pedestrian safety to public s … Read the rest of this entry >>

APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY BOARD

Community Board members receive very little fame and adulation, but they're an important of New York City democracy. From deciding how to make the intersec … Read the rest of this entry >>

GALE BREWER DECLARES VICTORY IN MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT PRIMARY

The Upper West Side’s own Gale Brewer declared victory shortly before 11 p.m. in her race to be the Democratic nominee for Manhattan Borough President. Brewer is a beloved figure in the neighborhood, and we hear that she dominated the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DECISION 2013! WE GRILLED THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES ON THE HOT ISSUES

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 >>

BREWER HELPS SAVE SENIOR CENTER AND FUND OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The seniors at Club 76, a center on 76th street run by the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), know how to push the right political but … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER TO BUILDING OWNER: SELL THESE UGLY TOWNHOUSES

Two ugly buildings have caught the attention of City Council member Gale Brewer and she’s pushing the city employee who owns them to get rid of them. Diane Haslett-Rudiano, chief clerk of the Brooklyn Borough Office of Elections, owns brownstones [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOOD CITY DRAMA CONTINUES: CAN A PRIVATE PROPERTY BE ‘SAVED’?

Food City, the market on the corner of 94th street and Columbus Avenue that has been around for 44 years, is expected to close by the end of the month. But there's been a flurry of activity in recent days, with politicians staging a rally on Sunday and writing letters to try to keep it open. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

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