Posts Tagged ‘city council’

Kellner Loses Some Support Over Harassment Claims

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

NYSRepMicahKellner After sexual harassment claim, Assembly Member Micah Kellner, a city council candidate for the Upper East Side, retains party support while losing some key endorsements Accusations of sexual harassment against Assemblyman Micah Kellner (D-76) have eroded support he once had in his bid for city council. Over the past two weeks, since the New York [&hellip
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Putting the Brakes on Food Trucks

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Food Truck 4-25 The city council may limit mobile food vendors Food trucks have become essential elements to the workday lunch and the job force, but for Upper West and Upper East Side residents and businesses, they can be detrimental to quality of life. That’s why Council Member Dan Garodnick authored a citywide bill that would designate food [&hellip
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City Council Hopefuls Tackle UWS Issues

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Upper West Side Seven candidates vying for Gale Brewer’s District 6 seat in the council came together at a recent forum to debate how they would address pressing Upper West Side concerns By Beth Mellow In a crowded upstairs room at Council House on West 72nd Street last Thursday evening, six Democratic candidates, and one Green party candidate [&hellip
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New Candidate in Upper West Side Council Race

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Noah Gotbaum Noah Gotbaum announced his city council candidacy By Joanna Fantozzi Noah Gotbaum, former president of District 3’s Community Education Council, has announced that he is pulling out of the race for public advocate, and is instead running for the City Council seat in District 6 to replace Gale Brewer The decision, he said, was one [&hellip
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Revitalization vs. Preservation In The Village

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Richard Blodgett, president of the Charlton Street Block Association, stands in front of a gutted building on Sullivan Street in the Village. The adjacent building in the complex was designed in 1853 by Calvert Vox, a co-designer of Central Park, explained Blodgett. He knows the building in front of him will soon be transformed into [&hellip
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2013 Predictions: Two Dans Walk Into a Fortune Teller…

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

garodnick-200x300 We asked Upper East Side Council Member Dan Garodnick and Assembly Member Dan Quart to give us their 2013 predictions. What’s going to be the biggest news story to come out of your district in 2013? Garodnick: Dan Garodnick will kiss every baby in Council District 4 in support of his reelection bid. Quart: As [&hellip
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Guns and Rats on Agenda at West Side Town Hall

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

NEW-GUN The Upper West Side had a town hall meeting last week. Hosted by City Council Member Gale Brewer at John Jay College on Tuesday, the meeting was an opportunity for the public to air their quality-of-life issues to a panel of elected officials and representatives of city departments. Speakers from the neighborhood addressed a range [&hellip
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Margaret Chin: An Elected Official Who Gets Down in the Trenches

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Council Member Margaret Chin fights to keep Lower Manhattan a vibrant and thriving community While Hurricane Sandy hit Council Member Margaret Chin’s district hard, a blow from which Lower Manhattan is still scrambling to recover, the council member says a lot of major strides have been made this year in her district. Many would argue, [&hellip
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Gale Brewer: Tragedy Brought Out the Best in Upper West Siders

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

WESTY_GaleBrewer By Gale Brewer Midland Beach, New Dorp, Tottenville—these are neighborhoods few West Siders had ever visited, or perhaps even heard of, until last week. Few of us will ever forget them now—and not only for the suffering and devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. We will remember because we made their names, along with Far Rockaway [&hellip
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Dan Garodnick: East Side Responds to Hurricane Sandy

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

garodnick By Dan Garodnick Hurricane Sandy outdid even the most aggressive projections of its impact on New York. In my district on the East Side of Manhattan, and some of the West 50s, we had severe flooding throughout Zones A and B, power and heat outages that lasted for over a week, and—as if that weren’t [&hellip
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