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 >>

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 >>

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