DESPITE LAW, LOCAL STORES CONTINUE TO BLAST AC ONTO THE SIDEWALKS

A few years ago the city passed a law that makes stores close their doors when they have the air conditioning on. Leaving the doors open wastes energy and puts the city at higher risk for a blackout. But stores [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOROUGH PRESIDENT, CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS FIGHT UWS HOMELESS SHELTERS

We reported a few days ago that the Department of Homeless Services has approved a plan to place homeless shelters in two buildings at 316 and 330 West 95th Street. The community had no opportunity to review the plans, and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY FLOODS INTO UPPER WEST SIDE CITY COUNCIL RACE

The election to succeed Councilwoman Gale Brewer is not for more than a year, but the four candidates who have already announced their intention to run have been raising money in a rush. To qualify for city matching funds for [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES UPPER WEST SIDE ‘MOM AND POP’ REZONING BY WIDE MARGIN

The City Council approved a plan to rezone a large swath of the Upper West Side late Thursday night by a vote of 49-2. The plan, supported by the mayor, will limit the size of storefronts on Broadway, Columbus Avenue [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST END AVENUE TRUCK PARKING RAISES HACKLES

The city has created three commercial parking zones on West End Avenue to keep trucks from double-parking on the avenue. But what seems like a modest proposal is upsetting some locals, who consider it a first step to turning West [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WEALTHY UWS REALTOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED APARTMENT SCAM

April 13, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 67 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER MAKES FORCEFUL PLEA FOR UWS REZONING, TOUTS SUPPORT OF 76 LOCAL BUSINESSES

Councilwoman Gale Brewer testified on Wednesday before the city Planning Commission in favor of a rezoning plan that would force landlords to keep Upper West Side storefronts small, limiting the neighborhood’s big-box stores. Brewer said she had letters of support [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ARTICLE CLAIMS UWS ZONING PROPOSAL WILL HURT MOM-AND-POPS; PROPONENTS DISAGREE, CITE ERRORS

The city has drafted a plan to rezone much of the Upper West Side to keep the neighborhood's storefronts small. The ambitious plan would make sure that most stores take up less than 40 feet of sidewalk space, thus keeping big box stores from gobbling up retail space and keeping the sidewalks vi … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: AN APPARENT SUICIDE FROM 71ST STREET BUILDING, AN HISTORIC BRUNCH

February 21, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 47 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: PSYCHIC PROWLS INDIAN RESTAURANT, FOLK ART MUSEUM SAVED?

January 18, 2012 Weather: Windy, High of 39 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BANK ROBBERY BOOM, CAN ZONING RULES SAVE LITTLE STORES?

January 6, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 47 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY WEST-PARK CHURCH: BEAUTIFUL, DECREPIT, NEGLECTED AND LOVED

Just a little over a year go, a debate over whether to bestow landmark status upon West-Park Presbyterian Church devolved into name-calling and angry graffiti. The outside of the church on 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was serving as an [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TOWN HALL DEBACLE: LOCALS LOCKED OUT OF COMMUNITY MEETING

Dozens of Upper West Siders trying to attend a meeting with city, state and national politicians at the JCC on Monday were turned away at the door because the meeting room was already too packed. People started lining up for the 6 p.m. meeting at 5 … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: RETURN OF THE URNS, WOODY ALLEN’S NEW YORK HABITS

November 17, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 48 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: NEW URINE SHIELDS SAVE STREET FLOWERS FROM A HELLISH SHOWER

October 21, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 57 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMBUS AVENUE BIKE LANE DATA RELEASED: THE DEBATE RAGES ON

Bicycles may be mostly peaceful instruments, but talking about bicycles is a full-contact sport on the Upper West Side. On Tuesday night, the DOT presented stats for the Columbus Avenue protected bike lanes from 77th to 96th Street, claiming that [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: DUELING WINE BARS ON COLUMBUS AVENUE

October 10, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 84 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL TO STEVE JOBS AT THE UWS APPLE STORE

October 6, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High of 68 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: LOCAL POLITICIAN GETS A TASTE OF THE NYPD’S SCARY MEDICINE

October 5, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High of 70 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

FORTY-YEAR-OLD PEAR TREE TORN OUT SO CON ED CAN DO ELECTRICAL WORK

A Callery pear tree that had grown on the corner of 75th Street and Columbus Avenue for 40 years was ripped from the ground on Tuesday so that Con Edison workers can repair a transformer underne … Read the rest of this entry >>

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