Elected Officials Push Again to Curb Helicopters as UWSer Says She ‘Literally Cannot Get Any Rest’

Elected officials are still pushing for liftoff on helicopter safety legislation that would make the skies over New York City safer and qui … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Council Election 2021: Gale Brewer Explains Why She Wants to Come Back

Gale Brewer's decision to enter the race for her old City Council seat creates a challenge for her compet … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Council Races are Heating Up; Here’s Why You Should Care

Are you as interested in your local city council race as you are in the million-candidate march to City … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Concrete Information on Vaccine Distribution Starts to Trickle Out as Local Seniors Express Anxiety: ‘If I Get COVID, I Will Die’

The anxiety of the moment—leaving politics aside—is about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. It is the topic on everyone’s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gale Brewer Files to Run for Her Old City Council Seat in 2021

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has filed papers to run for her old City Council seat on the Upper West Side, preparing for what would be her fourth … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gale Brewer Wants City to Address Street Homelessness, Particularly at 9 Locations on UWS

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has been getting more involved in the debate over homelessness on the Upper West Side. Hotels ar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Podcast Taping Brings Neighbors Out to Air Worries, Hopes and Aspirations

Barbara Eisberg, like many of the attendees at Bar Crawl Radio’s Special 100th podcast episode, came to make her voice heard. After reading about the planned inte … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Local Podcast Finds Its Voice in Troubled Times, and Will Pass the Mic to the Community

Forty years ago, Upper West Siders Rebecca McKean and Alan Winson became partners in marriage. One hundred episodes ago, they b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tax Breaks, Tax Hikes on the Table to Address Problem of Retail Vacancies

UWS Save Our Stores, a grassroots organization aimed at reducing the number of long-term vacant storefr … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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