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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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Down To The Wire in Assembly Race

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Two candidates get big endorsements, one commits a gaffe during televised debate Uppper East Side Assembly candidate Rebecca Seawright landed a big endorsement recently when longtime East Side Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney publicly voiced her support for the campaign. Maloney, considered by many insiders to be the matriarch of Manhattan’s Democrat establishment, had previously avoided endorsing [&hellip
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Fighting The Landlord

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

Rent regulated tenants in the East Village sue landlord over alleged harassment East Village The lawsuit reads like a legendary New York housing horror story. In the Supreme Court filing from Aug. 6, there’s the building’s infestation of rodents and vermin, the perpetually unlocked front door, and the drug addicts who routinely roam the halls, [&hellip
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Back in Business at New Amsterdam

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

Purveyors from Iliamna Wild Red Salmon talk to a customer at the New Amsterdam Market. Less than a month after shutting down the popular downtown market, its founder plots a comeback Seemingly rejuvenated by an outpouring of community support, New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva is actively planning the future of the market just three weeks after he abruptly announced its closure. In an interview with Our Town Downtown, LaValva [&hellip
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