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UWS Residents Bring Concerns to Scott Stringer at Town Hall Forum

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Politics, West Side Spirit

Residents line up to ask Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer questions about issues facing the Upper West Side community. At a packed town hall meeting on the Upper West Side last night, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community came out in full force, pressing Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing various city agencies to address their [&hellip
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City Council Hearing Over NYU Expansion Gets Heated

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

JonathanSpringer_TAB3581 President John Sexton defends plan to the community, and city council members By Alissa Fleck City Council members struggled to quell boos, hisses, applause and chants at a hearing on the NYU expansion on Friday, June 29. Even Greenwich Village resident and actor Matthew Broderick showed up to voice an opinion on the controversial proposal; [&hellip
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NYU Expansion Hearing Brings Public Concerns to Light

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Downtown Social, Dwell OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Real Estate

The CPC's Public Hearing on the NYU Expansion (Sexton Plan) drew the full attention of the maximum capacity auditorium at the Museum of the American Indian. by Mike Vidafar Borough President’s Compromise Not Enough to Sway Public Opinion On Wed. afternoon (4/25), the City Planning Commission (CPC) held a public hearing at the Museum of the American Indian to hear both concerns and support over the NYU Sexton Plan – a project that would radically expand the NYU campus over a [&hellip
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St. Vincent’s Deal Adds School, Saves Building

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

Following nearly five years of negotiation, an agreement reached Wednesday by the City Council, Rudin Management and the mayor’s office allows for significant changes to the developer’s plans at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site. The City Council’s Land Use Committee voted 10 to one in favor of a proposal whose major provisions include shrinking Rudin’s residential development from 450 condo units to 350; [&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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Planning Commission Holds Hearing on St. Vincent’s as Decision Nears

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Wednesday, Nov. 30, representatives for Rudin Management hashed out the details of their development plan for the former St. Vincent’s hospital site in Greenwich during a public hearing with the City Planning Commission. The overall plan seeks to convert the existing campus into luxury condominiums, an emergency medical facility, a school and a public park. [&hellip
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City Planning Commission Praises Riverside Center

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, News West Side Spirit

By Dan Rivoli Members of the City Planning Commission approved the Riverside Center development at a meeting Oct. 27, praising the project as vibrant and beneficial addition to the Upper West Side. The commission came to a near unanimous 12 to 1 vote in favor of the five-building, 3-million-square-foot residential and commercial development planned for [&hellip
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PUBLIC ADVOCATE BACKS RIVERSIDE PROJECT

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

By Dan Rivoli Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, is now advocating in favor of Riverside Center. De Blasio gave his conditional support a day after the City Planning Commission approved the mega-development with a near unanimous vote. De Blasio praised the mixed-use retail and residential project for adding affordable housing, creating jobs and, perhaps [&hellip
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Confusion, Fear Puts Hitch in Plan for Residential ‘Hotel’

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

By Dan Rivoli For Fine Times, the developer that wants to open a “residential” hotel on West 68th Street, the latest Community Board 7 meeting was anything but. The company faced pushback, during the Oct. 6 meeting, on its plan to restore the historic, Beaux Art-style row house that it owns and convert it into [&hellip
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BREWER’S EARLY STANCE ON RIVERSIDE CENTER

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

By Dan Rivoli Council Member Gale Brewer reiterated her strong support of changing the Riverside Center development at the City Planning Commission’s Sept. 15 public meeting. Brewer testified that the commission should heed the recommendations offered in a comprehensive report that Community Board 7 issued in July
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