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Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

CrimWatch-1 Vindicated Victim A 22-year-old man plopped onto a seat on the downtown 1 train last Friday, plugged his earbuds into his iPhone 4S and cranked up the tunes, dozing off to the hum of music in his ears. When he awoke, his headphones were still in place but his phone was gone. Disembarking at Lincoln [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

West Side Traffic Study The Department of Transportation will present the results of a West Manhattan Transportation Study to the community on Wednesday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m. The study was initiated by a request from Council Member Gale Brewer and Community Board 7 for the DOT to analyze and address congestion, parking shortages and [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Uncategorized

Candidates for 4th Council District Emerge While none have officially declared their candidacies or filed paperwork with the state, several people’s names have been circulating as potential candidates for Council Member Dan Garodnick’s 4th District seat. Garodnick has officially confirmed his run for comptroller, so his seat will be wide open. Community Board 6 Chair [&hellip
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Tightening the Law on Street Vendors

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town

As street vendors of various stripes have proliferated in recent years, the city has struggled to keep up with enforcement of laws and regulations that don’t adequately address the issues that vendors and the public who interact with them encounter. Several city council members are hoping to change that, and the Consumer Affairs Committee will [&hellip
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Local Dem Leader Joins Hunt For Lappin’s Seat

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Politics

The latest candidate to jump into the race for the Upper East Side’s 5th Council District didn’t count on entering New York City politics. Growing up in a conservative-leaning area of Long Island, raised in a Republican family and living in various cities around the country, Domenico Minerva wasn’t always certain where his liberal, Democratic [&hellip
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Candidates for 4th Council District Emerge

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

While none have officially declared their candidacies or filed paperwork with the state, several people’s names have been circulating as potential candidates for Council Member Garodnick’s 4th district seat. Garodnick has officially confirmed his run for comptroller. Community Board 6 chair Mark Thompson has confirmed that he’ll be filing for a campaign committee shortly. “I’m [&hellip
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Local Democratic Leader Mulls Runs for City Council

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town, Politics

David Menegon via LinkedIn David Menegon, president of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club, is considering a run for the Upper East Side’s 5th district city council seat, Our Town has learned. The bid for the council seat, currently held by Jessica Lappin, who is very likely running for Manhattan Borough President, has already attracted three declared candidates – NYU [&hellip
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City Evicts Tourists From Illegal Hotel on UWS

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, Uncategorized

IMG_5540 Earlier today, city officials came to the Tempo building at 240 West 73rd Street to give tourists the boot. A reported 89 rooms in the building have been operated as a hotel for years, alongside permanent residents, but a state law passed last year made them illegal. Mary DeGendre, a former New Yorker who now [&hellip
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