Posts Tagged ‘community board 7’

Local Architect Has ‘Vine Line’ Vision for West Side Highway

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

By Shannon Ayala Laurence Tamaccio lives near the West Side Highway, the part that exposes its aged, rusty underbelly and concrete legs, held high above Riverside Park South. In his view, it’s an eyesore—and he wants to cover it with vines and waterfalls. “Seeing it on a daily basis, it started to sort of wear [&hellip
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Extell Gets OK on Affordable Housing Plan

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

rendering.tiff Last week, Community Board 7 issued another approval in the massive development project at Riverside Center, a project that the board has played a crucial role in shaping over the past several years. Riverside Center South, a project of Extell Development Co., is the planned residential and commercial community that is slated to begin construction [&hellip
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Working Together We Can Solve Crisis

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

749px-Homeless_Man By Mel Wymore According to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), New York City’s homeless population has exploded to overwhelming proportions. This unexpected surge purportedly justifies the creation of disruptive fly-by-night shelters, including two buildings on West 95th Street scheduled to receive 200 adult families by the end of this month. Surprise, surprise … not [&hellip
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Officials Object to Placement of 400 Homeless in UWS Buildings

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Photo by iheartfishtown, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced in July that it would soon move 200 homeless families into two residential West 95th Street Buildings, community members, elected officials and Community Board 7 (CB7) objected. The buildings were designed as single room occupancy units for low income residents, they argued, and [&hellip
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City Moves Homeless to West 95th Street

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

JamesKelleher_330West95th Local residents and officials are outraged and alarmed by a Department of Homeless Services (DHS) decree that they will soon be placing 200 homeless families in two West 95th Street buildings. According to a letter sent to Community Board 7 on July 19, DHS will be contracting with a company called Aguila Inc. to operate [&hellip
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Jewish Home and Fracking in Hot Seat at UWS Town Hall

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

More than 100 residents turned out for an Upper West Side town hall meeting July 19, where Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community pressed Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing city agencies on such issues as the [&hellip
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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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New Charter Opens to Applause

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

A neighborhood that went to battle to fiercely oppose the opening of one charter school in the recent past is now set to welcome another with open arms. The Hebrew Charter School Center is preparing to open its newest school in Community Education District 3, which covers the Upper West Side as well as parts [&hellip
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LPC Approves 190 Buildings for Riverside-West End Historic District

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

FW-Historic-Upper-West-Side(as) By Amanda Woods When the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved a proposal on June 26 that would extend the Riverside-West End Historic District, neighborhood landmark advocates were thrilled, but they haven’t let their guard down on fighting for more. The proposal would add 190 buildings to the Upper West Side’s Riverside-West End Historic District between [&hellip
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