Community Board Says No to 94th Street Shelter, Questioning Council Member’s Support

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 7 passed a formal resolution against siting a NYC homeless shelter in The Alexander, a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Opponents Prepare for Tuesday Meeting As City Plans to Move Notorious Homeless Shelter One Block Away

The city is planning to put a 220-bed homeless shelter on a block on the Upper West Side that already has two facilities off … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rosenthal Town Hall Addresses Rising Tax Bills, E-Bikes, School Diversity and More

Name your bugbear. Rats? E-bikes? Traffic scofflaws? Landlord harassment? Dog doo-doo? Homeless encampments? Transit accessibility? Screaming si … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rosenthal Vows to Help Women ‘Grab the Megaphone’ In Her Second Term

“Helen Rosenthal is a fighter,” said Lauren Keville, principal of PS 191, a brand-new school at 300 West 61st Street, where Council Member Rosenthal’s second inauguratio … Read the rest of this entry >>

Council Member Calls 66th Street Tower Proposal A ‘Bait-and-Switch’

City Council Member Helen Rosenthal accused Extell Development Company of pulling a “classic bait-and-switch” to triple the height of the bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rosenthal and Levine Coast to Second Terms, as Con-Con Fails

Democrats Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine were well on their way to winning second terms in the City Council shortly after polls c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rosenthal, Raudenbush Spar — and Frequently Agree — at City Council Forum

Two candidates for a City Council seat covering much of the Upper West Side debated issues ranging from housing to the Museum of Natural History expa … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL, LEVINE CRUISE TO VICTORY IN PRIMARIES

Helen Rosenthal fought off two challengers in the Democratic primary for City Council District 6 on Tuesday, winning by a large ma … Read the rest of this entry >>

COULD COUNCIL RACE TURN ON MUSEUM EXPANSION ISSUE?

The expansion of the Museum of Natural History has become a big issue in this year's Upper West Side City Council … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS RATS BECOME POLITICAL HOT-BUTTON AS COUNCIL MEMBER SCHEDULES ‘RAT ACADEMY’

The Department of Sanitation has tripled the frequency of trash pickups at Upper West Side playgrounds to try to drive the rats … Read the rest of this entry >>

TOUGH WORDS AS COUNCIL CANDIDATES FACE OFF FOR LAST TIME BEFORE THE PRIMARY

A hotly contested Upper West Side City Council race is entering its last stretch before the Democratic primary, and the candi … Read the rest of this entry >>

COUNCIL CHALLENGER SAYS POLL SHOWS LOCALS OPPOSE MUSEUM EXPANSION, BUT CHECK OUT THE QUESTIONS

A new poll from City Council challenger Dr. Cary Goodman claims to show that the majority of Upper West Siders are either un … Read the rest of this entry >>

GENEROUS LOCAL LANDLORD PULLED INTO UWS POLITICAL FIGHT

In a political season where landlords have been excoriated for forcing out longtime local businesses, one landlord who was t … Read the rest of this entry >>

COUNCIL CANDIDATES PLEDGE TO STAND UP TO DEVELOPERS: ‘NO NEW SHADOWS ON PUBLIC PARKLAND’?

On Monday night, the five candidates for City Council from District 6 participated in a public forum at Fordham University to discuss the most pressing i … 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 >>

TENSION RISES IN CITY COUNCIL RACE AS CHALLENGER BLOCKED FROM SPEAKING AT RALLY

A rally to block the construction of a 668-foot building on Amsterdam Avenue and 69th street was about to start Tuesday morning, when City Co … Read the rest of this entry >>

EARLY-MORNING PROTEST PLANNED AGAINST NEIGHBORHOOD’S TALLEST TOWER

Council member Helen Rosenthal and preservationist group Landmark West are leading a rally on Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. to oppose the constru … Read the rest of this entry >>

MYSTERIOUS TRASH CAN DISAPPEARANCES, AND OTHER ISSUES DISCUSSED AT UWS TOWN HALL MEETING

Trash baskets are disappearing from corners on the Upper West Side, part of a larger trend throughout the city of people “stealing them to se … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 SCHOOLS GET FUNDING FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS THROUGH CITIZEN-LED BUDGET PROCESS

It's like Sim City with real money. Locals decided to spend more than a million bucks for library renovations, tech equipment, air conditi … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONTROVERSIAL HOMELESS SHELTER TO GET NEW OPERATOR AFTER COMMUNITY COMPLAINTS

Freedom House, the homeless shelter at 316 West 95th Street, is getting a new operator, according to council member Helen Rosenthal and other sources. A c … Read the rest of this entry >>

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