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No More Stop-and-Frisk?

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

Public Safety Hearing 1   Growing opposition prompts City Council to discuss reform of NYPD’s controversial policy By Paul Bisceglio For some New Yorkers, the recording says it all. “I just got stopped two blocks ago, yo,” argues Alvin, a 17-year-old walking home in Harlem. “You know why?” says one of the three cops approaching him. “Because you look [&hellip
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Voters Will Be Shut Out Next Year Unless They Register Now

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

By Megan Bungeroth New York City is home to many registered Democratic voters, but it also contains its fair share of independent or unaffiliated voters who don’t always vote down party lines. Many of those residents might be surprised to find out, however, that if they want to cast a vote in next year’s primary [&hellip
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Cooper Joins Hunt for City Council Seat

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

ws_debracooper_AA Debra Cooper has been around the political block, and now she’s ready to start down the road of a City Council candidacy. Cooper is the latest to jump into the race to represent the Upper West Side district in 2014, when current Council Member Gale Brewer will be out due to term limits. Cooper has [&hellip
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District Commission Hears Public’s Opinions on Manhattan Divisions

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

By Paul Bisceglio Reunite Greenwich Village, and unite Chinatown and the Lower East Side. These were downtown Manhattanites’ two most common requests in the Districting Commission’s public hearing at New York Law School last week. This first of five hearings, one per borough, gathered public opinion on the upcoming revision of the city’s 51 City [&hellip
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Heat Waves, Rain Storms, Flooding, Oh My! City Council Tackles Climate Change

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

Photo by t.bo79, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio Notice how hot it was this summer? So did City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who pointed out in a statement that last month was the hottest ever on record. “If this isn’t a call to take action,” she said. “I don’t know what is.” City Council voted on Wednesday to expand the [&hellip
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City Council Members Plan to Launch CeaseFire Program

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There has undeniably been a spate of gun violence in New York City as of late. Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmembers Fernando Cabrera and Jumaane Williams have announced their decision to launch the CeaseFire program, with the aim to reduce city gun violence. The CeaseFire program is a  “public health model designed to reduce [&hellip
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Four of the Most Dangerous New York City Projects

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by Alissa Fleck Violence is on the rise in the City this summer and cops blame everything from heat waves to the recession to tensions caused by—the ultimate hot-button issue—stop-and-frisk (or would that be the impending soda ban?). Unfortunately, either way, the City’s housing projects seem to suffer most in times like these. While it’s [&hellip
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Race For Campaign Cash Heats Up

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

800px-Money_Cash The 2013 City Council race may seem like a far-off event to average residents, but in the political sphere, the competition is already heated. The Upper West Side will be seeing candidates vie for a wide-open Council seat next fall, as Council Member Gale Brewer will be finishing her third and final term. While Brewer [&hellip
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