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City’s Plan to Curb Bad Drivers Halted by Albany

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

Vision Zero photo_opt Home rule explained as Vision Zero initiatives roadblocked by state control Anyone who’s ridden the subway recently may have noticed advertisements urging New Yorkers to get out of the city and experience the rest of the state. One ad urges strap-hangers to catch a show in Buffalo, while another touts the beauty of upstate hiking [&hellip
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Jewish Home Lifecare: The effect on schools

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

Details about how construction will affect P.S. 163 will be included in a forthcoming environmental impact statement Upper West side Assembly member Daniel O’Donnell sent a letter to the state health department blasting a report by Jewish Home Lifecare that, he said, fails to take into account the effect that building a 20-story nursing home [&hellip
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Cracking Down on Cab Drivers

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

New legislation would yank TLC licenses of drivers who injure or kill pedestrians A recent spate of pedestrian fatalities has sparked a massive push to overhaul traffic laws in the city, with leaders pushing initiatives that would hold cabbies more accountable for their driving. On the Upper West Side, where three such tragedies occurred in [&hellip
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Push for Park Avenue

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Upper East Siders fighting for historic district on Park Avenue heard by landmarks commission Historically minded denizens of the Upper East Side might finally get what’s been coming to them: a Park Avenue Historical District. According to Teri Slater, a member of the Park Avenue Defenders, an effort to create a historic district along the [&hellip
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New East Side Political Club Forms

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Meet Four Freedoms, the newest Democratic club in the district A new Democratic club has formed on the Upper East Side from the remnants of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club’s leadership and others, who were ousted in a power play by banker Gus Christensen in January after he bought 150 memberships for friends and co-workers [&hellip
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Kellner won’t seek re-election

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Kellner won’t seek re-election Assemblyman Micah Kellner announced he won’t be seeking re-election at a meeting last week of the East Side Democratic Club. “I wanted to let everyone know that I’m not going to be running for re-election this fall,” said Kellner to club members on Feb. 20. “The reason I chose not to [&hellip
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Memorializing a Neighborhood Advocate

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

Effort underway to co-name Peck Slip after community board member Community Board 1 is spearheading an effort to co-name Peck Slip after a longtime Community Board 1 member and Seaport resident who recently passed away. Harold Reed, a former art dealer and theatrical producer, chaired CB1’s Arts and Entertainment Committee since 2001 and was a [&hellip
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