Fighting Back Against Landmark Efforts

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The West Park Presbyterian community held a protest April 17, just days before a City Council subcommittee was scheduled to hold its first hearing on the church’s landmark designation. A member of the church’s governing board, Hugo Meneses, was arrested for attempting to paint, “Stop Gale Brewer’s Forced Landmarking,” on the sidewalk shed around the [&hellip
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Ansonia Left Out of Census Database

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The Ansonia—one of the Upper West Side’s most well-known, architecturally significant buildings—does not even exist according to the Census Bureau. On April 1, New York 1 reported that residents of the 17-story, approximately 450,000 square-foot building, at 2109 Broadway between West 73rd and 74th streets, never received a census form because of a mailing error. [&hellip
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Parking Garage Wall Collapse

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The wall of a parking garage on West 68th Street and Freedom Place near Riverside Drive collapsed, a fire department spokesperson said. The two-story wall collapsed in the afternoon. The fire department was on the scene at 4 p.m. There are no reported injuries. New York City news blog Gothamist.com has photos from the scene
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Nadler Sells Health Care Bill to West Siders

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Across the nation, Democratic members of Congress are defending their support for health care reform to constituents during the Easter recess. But while many Democrats in more conservative districts stuck their necks out by voting for the historic bill, Rep. Jerrold Nadler is defending the legislation to liberal Upper West Side voters who believe it [&hellip
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Taste of Brooklyn

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The Brooklyn Flea vendors who peddle haute foodie fare, like Asian-inspired hotdogs, pupusas and lobster rolls, are headed to Central Park this summer, the New York Times recently reported. Six Brooklyn Flea regulars will be providing food at the free Central Park SummerStage concert series, now celebrating its 25th anniversary
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West Side School Picked for PCB Removal

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P.S. 199 will be part of a study to target and remove PCBs, a cancer-causing substance, throughout public schools in the five boroughs. Two years ago, the man-made chemical was found in the Upper West Side school, at 270 W. 70th St. between West End and Amsterdam avenues. An investigation revealed that the school was [&hellip
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