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 >>

Helen Rosenthal Finds Purpose, and Her Next Challenge, In Budget Battles

City Council Member Helen Rosenthal has rallied loudly to bring attention to controversial issues. But at heart she's a budget wonk, who enjoys poring … 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 >>

City Council Approves Cap on ‘Mechanical Voids,’ But Falls Short of Limiting Tall Building Heights

Last week, the City Council voted to approve a text amendment to the New York City zoning code, restricting the size and placement of “mechanical voids,” over … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Approves 775-Foot Tower on 66th Street; Opponents ‘Resolved to Fight On’

The Department of Buildings (DOB) has approved Extell’s revised plans for a 775-foot residential skyscraper at 50 West 66th Street, saying they now comply … Read the rest of this entry >>

200 Amsterdam Now Being Built at Developer’s ‘Peril’; Illegal Stories Could Have to Come Down

Straining her voice to be heard over the clamor of construction, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer delivered the lead-off message to a crowd of about 50 p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Politicians Urge Construction Halt at 200 Amsterdam As Legal Ruling Remains Up in the Air; Rally Planned for Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 9th, at 11:15 am, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Helen Rosenthal and community advocates will … Read the rest of this entry >>

Help Decide Where $1 Million Gets Spent on the UWS: Participatory Budgeting Voting

NYC's Participatory Budgeting program lets Upper West Siders vote to decide how Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine will each spend $1 million on community improvement projec … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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