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When A Grocery Store Goes

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Residents accuse a supermarket chain on the Lower East Side of increasing prices on customers who lack options Before it closed, the Pathmark on Cherry Street was the most popular supermarket on the Lower East Side. The quality and prices were so good, residents say, that even people from outside the community would travel to [&hellip
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A Conservancy For The East River

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Community stakeholders organize a pilot meeting for waterfront on the Lower East Side Two-dozen people gathered in the community room of a NYCHA housing development on the Lower East Side to discuss forming a conservancy for the East River waterfront, the first of its kind, in an apparent attempt to gain some measure of community [&hellip
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Developers No-Show At Tenant Meeting

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Residents of 315 West 61st Street hoped to meet with Riverside Center developers but were left hanging Upper West Side A tenants association at 315 West 61st Street was snubbed by developers working on the massive Riverside Center project . Despite being invited, the developers declined to show up to a meeting called by the [&hellip
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Letting Go of a Piece of Personal History

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

How and why the owner of a neglected town house on the Upper West Side finally decided to sell Upper West Side Thirty-eight years of sitting on a moldering townhouse on the Upper West Side has finally paid off for Diane Haslett-Rudiano, who last week realized a 1,320 percent return on her and her now-deceased [&hellip
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Eleventh Hour in East Side Assembly Race

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Democratic Assembly candidates on the Upper East Side make last ditch effort to come out on top Upper East Side A day before voters go to the polls, the four Democratic candidates vying to replace Assemblyman Micah Kellner on the Upper East Side are pulling out all the stops and preparing their Primary Day strategies. [&hellip
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Lower East Side Residents Join Forces

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Frustrated residents band together to form Tenants United Fighting for the Lower East Side Lower East Side Residents on the Lower East Side are banding together to form a new tenants’ organization focused on the specter of overdevelopment and lack of affordable housing. The six-member board of Tenants United Fighting For the Lower East Side, [&hellip
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Mapping Unequal Access on the U.W.S.

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Five properties bar rent stabilized tenants from using certain amenities Upper West Side The Upper West Side has found itself at the epicenter of a growing debate over how rent stabilized tenants are treated compared to their market rate neighbors. The approval last month of Extell Development’s plan to include a separate entrance — or [&hellip
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