City Needs ‘100% Organic Collection at the Curbside Now,’ Brewer Says

"The only way to get rid of the rats is to do organics," City Councilmember Gale Brewer told the crowd … Read the rest of this entry >>

Participatory Budgeting Results Are In! Here’s What the Community Will Fund

On Tuesday, April 26th, four community projects were selected by Upper West Siders to receive capital funds … Read the rest of this entry >>

Celebrate Earth Day by Protecting Our Curbside Trees and Having Fun — Plus Free Tote Bags

If you want to be hands-on in celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 22, or just want to have fun with your family and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Brewer Sees Improvement on 72nd After Sanitation Sweep

Brewer met with sanitation officials on this block to discuss community quality of life concerns around sanitatio … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nonprofits Battle Underfunding to Serve Meals to Homebound Seniors; Gale Lends a Hand

Imagine that you have $10.68 cents to prepare and deliver a healthy, religiously and culturally appropriate meal to a homebound pe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Participatory Budgeting Voting Begins April 2nd; Finalists and Polling Places Here

If you had $1 million to spend on improving the Upper West Side, would you upgrade the rest … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bloomingdale Students Rally for Ukraine and Each Other; ‘We Are United in Our Diversity’

Children, parents, and city officials gathered in the schoolyard of P.S. 145, The Bloomingdale Sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Warning: Exposed Rat Poison Turning Up in Tree Beds; Extremely Toxic to Children and Dogs

Eight bricks of exposed rat poison were found on Wednesday, February 16th, in three separate tree beds on the north … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Omnipresence of Scaffolding and Its Impact on Lives; Why and What Is Being Done?

The imposing entrance of the landmarked Joan of Arc Junior High School building on W. 93rd Street first towered over Upper West Side stu … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Stray Voltage’ Is Shocking Dogs on City Sidewalks and Streets; How to Protect Your Pet — and Yourself

A frightening situation has been taking place in NYC recently; many dogs have experienced electric s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Brewer’s Mask and Test Give-Away Runs Out Before It’s Scheduled to Begin; ‘I’m So Terribly Sorry’

The line was long and within five minutes had stretched back and turned the corner onto 88th street. The temperature was 27 de … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wednesday, 1/26: FREE Masks and Test Kits Available at Gale Brewer’s Office Starting at 5PM

On Wednesday, January 26th, at 5 p.m. until supplies run out, City Council Member Gale Brewer's team will be giving away FREE masks and test … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ebikes, Tree Limbs, Scaffolding; Residents Focus on Local Issues at UWS Coalition Forum

Perhaps it was a sign that Omicron has peaked in New York City and no longer dominates our every conversation. Or maybe it was just proof of the adage: “all politics is loca … Read the rest of this entry >>

Brewer and Levine Will Present Their Agendas and Answer Questions at Community Forum on Tuesday

Gale Brewer, our new (and former) City Council member is already generating controversy with her recent attack on rapid-delivery apps. What is her take on Covid … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gale Brewer and Bodega Advocates Blast Grocery Delivery App ‘Dark Stores’ as Unfair Competitors to Mom-and-Pop Shops

Council Member Gale Brewer is taking aim at grocery delivery apps, calling their operations “illega … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday and Sunday: Pop-Up Rapid Testing Site on West 64th Street; Results Within an Hour

On Saturday, 1/8, and Sunday, 1/9, a NYC Health + Hospitals COVID-19 rapid antigen testing site will be set up in a tent in the Samuel Bennerson Play … Read the rest of this entry >>

Following Fire, a ‘Livid’ Gale Brewer and Residents Reiterate Concerns About Private Management Company at Wise Towers

Long before Tuesday’s fire at 133 W. 90th Street injured seven people, residents of Wise Towers had been sounding alarms about their new property man … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gale Brewer Withdraws From City Council Speaker Race; Two Members Declare Victory

Gale Brewer, the Upper West Side's City Councilmember-elect, has thrown her support in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>