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 >>

ROSENTHAL WANTS TO BAN STREET VENDORS FROM PART OF BROADWAY

City Council member Helen Rosenthal said at a police community council meeting on Monday night that she's been looking for ways to ban street vendors … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELEN ROSENTHAL BOOED AT MEETING ON MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY EXPANSION

Council member Helen Rosenthal was booed at a meeting about the Museum of Natural History on Tuesday night as audience members criti … Read the rest of this entry >>

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY, BUS COUNTDOWN CLOCKS & MORE WIN FUNDING AFTER LOCALS VOTE

The West Side Campaign Against Hunger will get $250,000 to pay for a mobile food pantry after receiving the most votes in Council member Helen Rosenthal's participatory budgeting contest. In all, four project … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL HOLDING TOWN HALL FORUM FOR WEST SIDERS TO QUESTION CITY OFFICIALS

Council member Helen Rosenthal is holding a town hall meeting next Monday, April 27 that will bring together city officials from several agencies to answer questions from loc … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL PUSHING FOR PROTECTED BIKE LANE ON AMSTERDAM AVENUE

Council member Helen Rosenthal sent a letter to the city Department of Transportation on Friday throwing her support behind a protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

VOTE ON HOW THE CITY SHOULD SPEND $1 MILLION IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Starting this week, locals can vote on which suggested neighborhood projects should get a piece of the $1 million allocated to each council district for a program called "Participatory Budget … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL TARGETS IDLING VEHICLES; WANTS CITY TO ALLOW CITIZEN ENFORCEMENT

Local City Council member Helen Rosenthal wants to let citizens armed with smartphones help enforce laws against drivers of idling vehi … Read the rest of this entry >>

COUNCILWOMAN LOOKING TO CHANGE 96TH STREET TURN SIGNAL TIMING

Clearly, the muckity-mucks on the Upper West Side are reading your comments. Because Council member Helen Rosenthal's communications director contacted West Side Ra … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE UWS HOUSING CLINICS AND LEGAL AID START WEDNESDAY

Want to know your rights as a tenant? Then make sure to check out the free housing clinics organized by Council member Helen Rosenthal's office, Goddard-Riverside's SRO Law Project and the Urban Justice Ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

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