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Eyes Of The City Council

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Breaking News, Politics

Speaker Quinn hugs Patricia Smith, daughter of Police Officer Moira Smith, who was killed on 9/11. Madison Square Park playground was renamed in honor of the fallen officer. Photo Credit: William Alatriste Photographer William Alatriste sees the City Council in a different light Photographing a politician behind a podium can be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Which is why the City Council’s official photographer, William Alatriste, tries to avoid those shots at all costs. “Propaganda—I don’t do that,” Alatriste says. Alatriste started out at the [&hellip
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NYPD’s Ray Kelly Interrogated Over Muslim Surveillance, Counterterrorism Dollars

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows most New Yorkers support Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, but that didn’t stop City Council members this morning from blasting him over the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts and its stop-and-frisk policy. And while Kelly challenged stop-and-frisk critics to come up with a better way to keep guns off the streets and bring [&hellip
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Final St. Vincent’s Hospital Rezoning Hearing Draws Hundreds

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Dwell OTDT, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, Politics

While hundreds of community members waited outside, a City Council subcommittee deliberated on the St. Vincent’s development project.  Photo by Janice Chung. Opponents, supporters of project testify as developers seeks upzoning previously reserved for hospital By Alan Krawitz Several hundred residents and community activists packed a City Council subcommittee hearing last Tuesday, March 6 in a final attempt to make their feelings known about Rudin Management Company’s plan to redevelop the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site in [&hellip
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UES Council Members Eye Higher Offices

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

FE-Dan Garodnick(as) The Upper East Side appears to be a perfect incubator for ambitious young politicians seeking to move up the ranks of New York City politics. Both City Council members Jessica Lappin, representing Roosevelt Island and the eastern portion of the neighborhood, and Dan Garodnick, who represents the western portion bordering Central Park and south to [&hellip
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Rosenthal Launches Bid for City Council

Written by admin on . Posted in West Side Spirit

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth If Helen Rosenthal wins the City Council seat she’s vying for next fall, we may be seeing a lot more graphs in city government. “My family teases me because I do think in charts,” Rosenthal said in a recent interview at one of her regular Upper West Side spots, Café 82. [&hellip
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Brewer Leads Hearing on Voting Snafus

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

By Gavin Aronsen City Council members demanded answers from the city’s Board of Elections Monday, Oct. 4, regarding its handling of the Sept. 14 primary. New optical scan voting machines were debuted during that election, causing headaches for some voters. During the hearing, poll workers and public interest groups voiced their concerns about voter privacy, [&hellip
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NEW CHAIR FOR COMMUNITY BOARD

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

Mel Wymore was elected chair of Community Board 7 last week. Helen Rosenthal, who led the board for two one-year terms, was barred by term limits from running again. Wymore likely made a bit a civic history by becoming the first transgender chair of a community board. The Arizona native, who moved to the Upper [&hellip
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