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Opponents to Approved N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Tossed out of City Hall, Considering Next Step

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nyu By Paul Bisceglio   “Chin and Quinn did us in!” jeered over 50 opponents to New York University’s expansion plan from a balcony overlooking City Council’s chamber. “Shame on you!” Greenwich Village residents, community activists and N.Y.U. professors filled the chamber to capacity yesterday to witness the full City Council’s final vote to approve hotly [&hellip
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Tracking Duane’s Career

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

-Compiled by Adel Manoukian It’s impossible to fully summarize Tom Duane’s political career, which has spanned over 23 years, but we’ve identified some of the most notable moments along the way. 1989- After working as a Wall Street broker, among other professions, Tom Duane starts to volunteer for his local community board and eventually starts [&hellip
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Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

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

Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&hellip
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NYU Sexton Plan Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

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

University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full Council By Alissa Fleck NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with [&hellip
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NYU “Sexton Plan” Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

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

COmmunity members wait to hear the vote. Photo by James Kelleher. University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full council NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday, in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with certain mutually agreed [&hellip
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City Seeks to Crackdown on “Reckless” Delivery Bikes

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

Photo by Ed Yourdan. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan held a press conference to announce the DOT’s new education and enforcement program for delivery cyclists. The commissioner was joined by Council Members Gale Brewer, Jessica Lappin, Dan Garodnick and Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, as well as some local restaurant owners, to introduce the efforts and explain [&hellip
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Column: Are City Council Hearings Better Than Broadway?

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There’s no “behind the scenes” of a City Council hearing, particularly one as contentious and impassioned as the recent hearing on NYU’s proposed expansion. Indeed the spectacle unfolded without pretense. (by Alissa Fleck) Last week at 8 a.m. on the morning of the hearing, plan opponents clutching massive, colorful banners flooded the City Hall steps [&hellip
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City Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s “Living Wage” Veto

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

living-wage-300x168 At a press conference on the steps of City Hall this morning, advocates for the “living wage” bill celebrated the New York City Council’s expected override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the legislation this afternoon. After years of struggling to get the bill passed, the mood was gleeful, full of prayers and hymns. “By overriding [&hellip
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Mayor, Council Deliver “On-Time, Balanced Budget”

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Fire companies and after-school programs saved in 2013 budget Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council passed a $68.5 billion budget for 2013, which will help to save some children’s programs and 20 fire companies, the Huffington Post reports. “Working with our partners in the Council, we’ve again produced an on-time, balanced budget for [&hellip
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City Council Discusses School Breakfast Proposal in Face of DOH Backlash

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The City Council’s Committee on Education held a hearing today to discuss two proposed resolutions related to the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program. BIC provides breakfast to children in city schools through one of two models: the hallway grab-and-go option or physical, in-classroom implementation. (by Alissa Fleck) One proposed resolution calls on the City’s [&hellip
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