Posts Tagged ‘Borough President’

Tapped In: MTA; River Ferry Service; Endorsement; Red Hook

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

ferry Compiled by Jessica Mastronardi and Paul Bisceglio MTA TO RAISE FARES The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to raise fares on the city’s trains, buses, bridges and tunnels last Wednesday, Dec. 19. The new rates, which will go into effect in March, include a 25-cent increase on base subway and bus fares (up to $2.50), [&hellip
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Lappin Launches Run for Borough President

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Cty Council Member Jessica Lappin launched her candidacy for Manhattan borough president on Friday with endorsements from three of the Upper East Side’s elected officials. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymembers Micah Kellner and Dan Quart joined Lappin on the steps of Yorkville Community School, an elementary school Lappin helped open in 2009, to announce their [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Cooper Union Protests, Menin Seeks BP Seat

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Denis Bocquet_aa999c0885_b Cooper Union Protests  (The Cost of Free Education) Cooper Union is an institution that has prided itself on “free education to all” since its opening in 1902, and Cooper Union students, along with members of faculty, are taking great measures to maintain this. The school’s recent announcement of a plan to charge graduate tuition, and [&hellip
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BP PROGRAM GOES CITYWIDE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

A program started by Borough President Scott Stringer is going citywide, with support from the city and the City University of New York. The program pairs urban planning students with understaffed Manhattan community boards to assist with land use applications. The students get a $5,000 stipend culled from philanthropic organizations. Stringer’s fellowship will now be [&hellip
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