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 >>

HELEN ROSENTHAL CRITICIZES MAYOR ON STALLED PROGRESS AT WEST END AVENUE INTERSECTION

City Council Member Helen Rosenthal criticized the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Mayor Bill de Blasio for holding off on making fu … Read the rest of this entry >>

5 UPCOMING POLITICAL TOWN HALLS FOR UPPER WEST SIDERS

Looking to speak to your elected officials? Four upcoming town halls will give you the ch … Read the rest of this entry >>

THURSDAY: HATE CRIME FORUM WITH MANHATTAN DA

Local politicians and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance are holding a forum on Thursday night to discuss recent hate crimes and what comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

MEL WYMORE TO CHALLENGE ROSENTHAL FOR UWS CITY COUNCIL SEAT; WOULD BE FIRST TRANSGENDER MEMBER

Mel Wymore, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary for a City Council seat four years ago to Helen Rosenthal, is throwing his h … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL COUNCILMEMBERS DIFFER ON NEW BILL EXPANDING FOOD CART LICENSES

There's been a cap on food cart licenses since the 1980's, and advocates for the cart owners say that's reduced opportun … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM OPPONENT TO CHALLENGE HELEN ROSENTHAL FOR CITY COUNCIL SEAT

Dr. Cary Goodman, an outspoken opponent of the proposed expansion of the Museum of Natural History, announced his candidacy on F … Read the rest of this entry >>

WILL BREAKAWAY NY STATE DEMOCRATS (INCLUDING A LOCAL ONE) MAKE IT HARDER TO COUNTER TRUMP?

New Yorkers may be seeing budget cuts and other policy changes under the new president, and some Democrats worry that the state isn't ready to push … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL AND CITYWIDE ACTIVISTS LAY OUT POST-ELECTION PLANS: ‘THERE ARE GROUPS FIGHTING FOR EVERY CAUSE’

Many of the nearly 90% of Upper West Siders who were “with her” in the election are now bummed and bewildered because they got “hi … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL POLITICIANS AND ADVOCACY GROUPS HOLDING COMMUNITY FORUM TO DISCUSS POST-ELECTION PLANS

Are you uncertain about the potential impacts of a Trump administration? Do you want to learn how to get engaged, but don’t know … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEXT ROUND OF PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING STARTS; VOTE ON HOW TO SPEND $1 MILLION

Local council members are looking for ideas for spending $1 million in the neighborhood. The latest round of "Participatory Budgeting" has b … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL CONSIDERING TRAFFIC SYSTEM THAT STOPS CARS ALL FOUR WAYS FOR PEDESTRIANS

Upper West Side council member Helen Rosenthal wants to study the idea of stopping traffic in all four directions at some intersections to allow pedest … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITIBIKE, MOSQUITOES, M104 BUSES AND MUSEUM EXPANSION HIGHLIGHT GRIPE-FILLED TOWN HALL

Council member Helen Rosenthal and representatives from various city agencies got an earful of complaints at a town hall meeting on Monday night about everything … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELEN ROSENTHAL TO HOLD TOWN HALL WHERE CITY AGENCIES WILL RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS

Council member Helen Rosenthal will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, April 18 where locals can ask questio … Read the rest of this entry >>

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