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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 >>

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 >>

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