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 >>

Locals Take on Daunting Political Fight, Educating Voters One By One

On the national level, it’s hard to avoid politics. But at the local level, it’s often a struggle to get people to pay attention. That was on full display last … Read the rest of this entry >>

INFLATABLE ‘TRUMP RAT’ LANDS ON 72ND STREET

A giant inflatable balloon landed on 72nd Street and Riverside Drive on Sunday, drawing gawkers to the block. The … 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 >>

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 >>

MONDAY: LANDMARK WEST TO HOST UWS CITY COUNCIL FORUM WITH 5 CANDIDATES

For the first time, all five candidates for the District 6 City Council seat will be appearing together at a public forum to be held on Monday, July 31st, … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘SHARED SOLAR’ AND OTHER WAYS TO COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING ON THE LOCAL LEVEL

If you can change a light bulb, you can help combat global warming and contribute to New York City's key strategy for reducing its carbon footprint: energy effici … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS URGE RESTAURANTS: ‘SAVE YOUR OYSTERS, SAVE THE HUDSON (AND SAVE MONEY ON TAXES)!’

Students from West End Secondary School (WESS), a public middle school at 227 West 61st Street, went to the State Capitol this … 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 >>

FRIDAY: PROTESTERS PLAN TO CONFRONT STATE SENATOR ALCANTARA, URGE HER TO JOIN MAIN DEMOCRATIC GROUP

Several groups that are opposing a group of breakaway Democrats plan to meet with State Senator Marisol Alcantara, who represents … 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 >>

STATE FUNDING BEING DEBATED IS LIKELY TO IMPACT LOCAL KIDS MORE THAN BETSY DEVOS

Many New Yorkers spoke up about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary, calling their U.S. senators and writing letters. And while the federal governmen … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ANTI-SWASTIKA SIGN ON THE SUBWAY

Someone tweaked a sign on the C train last week to add a new ban. Swastikas and other hateful words and symbols have been … 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 >>

LOCALS ‘HUDDLE’ TO DISCUSS POLITICAL ACTIVISM

Last week, a group of more than 30 people – almost exclusively women – gathered at the New York Society for Ethical Culture f … Read the rest of this entry >>

NOT MY PRESIDENT’S DAY PROTEST STRETCHES UP CPW; SOME PRO-TRUMP RALLIERS SHOW UP

Thousands of people demonstrated against the president on Monday, with a rally stretching several blocks up Central Park West starting at 61st St … Read the rest of this entry >>

AT LEAST 3 UWS BUSINESSES TO CLOSE THURSDAY IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANTS (UPDATE)

A bakery and two restaurants will close on Thursday in solidarity with immigrants who want to send a message to the Trump administr … 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 >>

ALCANTARA DECLARED VICTOR FOR STATE SENATE; O’DONNELL AND ROSENTHAL ALSO WIN

Marisol Alcantara was declared the victor by NY1 in a relatively tight primary race for state senate on Tuesday, giving a … Read the rest of this entry >>

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