Ban Tourist Helicopters, Elected Officials Say; 2 Bills Could Force Limits

A chorus of elected officials from the Upper West Side and beyond delivered a clear message outside the West 30th Street Heliport last week: like many New Yo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Brewer Wins Election to Fourth City Council Term

Gale Brewer won the race to represent the 6th City Council district, the fourth time she's been chosen to represent the district. She told West Side Ra … Read the rest of this entry >>

Eric Adams, Kathy Hochul and Other Top Democrats Hold Big Verdi Square Rally to Get Out the Vote

New York City Democrats held a rally on Sunday afternoon in Verdi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wollman Rink’s New Prices Criticized By Local Leaders; ‘What Will a Hot Dog Cost’?

It was never a bargain to skate at Wollman Rink, the iconic ice skating rink at the southern end of Central Park. When the Trump Organization ran it — before i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Brewer Opens Large Lead in Council Race

The early results for the Democratic Primary in City Council District 6 are in, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Council Candidates Forum: Danzilo Says She and Brewer are ‘Going in a Different Direction’

On Tuesday evening, five Democratic candidates, vying for the district 6 City Council … Read the rest of this entry >>

Group Proposes 5 Ideas to Stop ATV and Dirt Bike Rides

ATVs and dirt bikes have been riding in large groups through Manhattan, and people have been calling police about the noise and danger to pedestrian sa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Conservancy Fights for Control of Wollman Rink and to Eliminate For-Profit Contracts

A tug of war is taking place between the two powerful stewards of Central Park over one of the most popular places within it: the Wollman … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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