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CB7 Grills DOT on Columbus Avenue Bike Lane Extension

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

Manhattan Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee held a public hearing last week on the proposed expansion of Columbus Avenue’s bike lane. The city’s Department of Transportation hopes to stretch the path from West 59th to 110th streets, more than doubling its current length from West 77th to 96th streets. Upper West Siders for and against [&hellip
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Officials Object to Placement of 400 Homeless in UWS Buildings

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Photo by iheartfishtown, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced in July that it would soon move 200 homeless families into two residential West 95th Street Buildings, community members, elected officials and Community Board 7 (CB7) objected. The buildings were designed as single room occupancy units for low income residents, they argued, and [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

JamesKelleher_330West95th Broadway Writer Found Dead Early on Monday morning, DNAinfo and other news outlets reported, writer Mark O’Donnell was found dead outside his home on Riverside Drive. Authorities at first did not identify the man who had collapsed outside 202 Riverside Dr. but pronounced him dead at the scene, apparently having suffered cardiac arrest. O’Donnell was [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood: Community Board Welcomes New Members

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

The latest additions to Manhattan’s community boards were announced last week, and Community Board 7, which covers the Upper West Side from Columbus Square to Cathedral Parkway, will welcome four new members. DeNora Getachew and Laura Atlas were nominated by Borough President Scott Stringer, and Lee Ping Kwan was nominated by City Council Member Gale [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood: Roadblock for JHL Plans

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

Last month, opponents of the new Jewish Home Lifecare (JHL) facility planned for West 97th Street were disappointed when the Department of City Planning declined to require JHL to submit its plans to the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP). Community Board 7 had voted strongly in favor of requiring this review, which would have [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Sean Creamer & Megan Bungeroth SHAKESPEARE’S LADIES Just about all of Shakespeare’s characters are iconic symbols of the human condition, and the same can be said of the heroines within his tales. The experimental Shakespeare ensemble Dark Lady Players will be performing Shakespeare’s Annunciation parodies Sunday, March 25, at 5 p.m. at West-Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W. 86th St. The event is free to attend and [&hellip
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CB7 Gives Big Boxes the Boot

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

Elizabeth Kellner speaks at the Community Board 7 meeting. Last Tuesday night, dozens of supporters and a fair number of detractors showed up at Community Board 7’s meeting to express their views on the proposed retail rezoning initiative for the Upper West Side. The proposal from the City Planning Commission would limit storefront widths along certain sections of Broadway and Amsterdam and Columbus avenues [&hellip
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Rezoning Battle Rages on UWS

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

Dozens of supporters and a fair number of detractors showed up at Community Board 7’s meeting to express their views on the proposed retail rezoning initiative for the Upper West Side. The proposal from the City Planning Commission would limit storefront widths along certain sections of Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue, in an effort to encourage small individually-owned "mom and pop" shops and keep big banks and chain stores out
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