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Debating the Amsterdam Avenue Bike Lane

Written by Nesh Pillay on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The community board got raucous as opponents and supporters hashed through the proposal Some residents of the Upper West Side were disappointed last Wednesday, after Community Board 7 voted to postpone the decision over whether or not the Department of Transportation should conduct a study of Amsterdam Avenue. Community members spent four hours speaking out [&hellip
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Reacting to the Riverside Park Stabbing

Written by Nesh Pillay on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Parkgoers express surprise, but not fear, after a recent violent attack Residents of the Upper West Side weren’t surprised by a recent attack at Riverside Park — and vowed that the violence wouldn’t scare them away from the area. The incident occurred last Tuesday morning when 43-year-old Julius Graham stabbed five parkgoers, including an 18-month-old [&hellip
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Upper West Siders Fight Changes at the Apthorp

Written by Nesh Pillay on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Community Board 7 voted against allowing changes to the historic building Amid cheers and jubilation, Community Board 7 voted 35-2 Wednesday night to deny a developer’s proposal to build on the Upper West Side’s historic Apthorp building. Representatives from Los Angeles-based Ares Management stood at the back of the room and prepared to pitch their [&hellip
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