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Glass ‘Donut’ Expansion

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A week after the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the Chabad School’s controversial expansion on West 86th Street, residents voiced their opposition to Columbia Grammar and Prep’s plan for growth. Much like recent plans for the Chabad School, the Dwight School and York Prep, Columbia Grammar wants to build a rear structure in the “donut,” the [&hellip
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Extell Traffic Plan

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Traffic and transportation were the focal point of a July 20 meeting convened by Community Board 7’s Riverside Center Working Group. Riverside Center, a development that includes several residential buildings, a public school, hotel, auto dealership and two levels of underground parking, is being planned for the area between West 59th and 61st streets from [&hellip
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Chabad Expansion Voted Down

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For the second time in a month, Community Board 7 voted down a plan that would alter buildings in a landmark district, a proposal that neighbors characterized as an out-of-context expansion. The plan, submitted by the Chabad of the West Side Synagogue and Pre-School, would reconfigure two historic brownstones into a day school on West [&hellip
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COMMUNITY BOARDS PROTEST CUTS

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On the steps of City Hall, elected officials and community board leaders from throughout the city rallied against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s cuts to the boards. In the mayor’s budget, $30,000 was chopped from the $190,000 each board receives. The money goes toward office expenses and the staff that handle day-to-day operations. Community boards have an [&hellip
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PUBLIC GETS FIRST LOOK AT RIVERSIDE SOUTH

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Upper West Siders got their first glimpse of the size and scope of Extell’s Riverside South development at an Oct. 30 meeting of Community Board 7’s Riverside South Working Group. About 100 citizens gathered at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital on Tenth Avenue to see Extell’s 8.2-acre proposal to build four residential glass towers and one commercial [&hellip
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NATURAL HISTORY, ON ICE

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The American Museum of Natural History is reportedly planning to open an ice-skating rink this November on the Arthur Ross Terrace, outside the Rose Center for Earth and Space near West 81st Street and Columbus Avenue. The rink may be open until February or March 2009. Last week, a museum representative spoke about the rink [&hellip
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NATURAL HISTORY, ON ICE

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The American Museum of Natural History is reportedly planning to open an ice-skating rink this November on the Arthur Ross Terrace, outside the Rose Center for Earth and Space, near near West 81st Street and Columbus Avenue. The rink may be open until February or March 2009. Last week, a museum representative spoke about the [&hellip
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PUBLIC SERVANTS AND PRIVATE NEEDS

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Although vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin might not appreciate Rudy Giuliani’s earlier tendencies to support gun control, a woman’s right to choose and cross-dressing, they actually have a lot in common. They are two of the most caustic figures this election season—that is, until they become earnest when the matter at hand relates directly to [&hellip
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BOARD OF OFFICERS FOR CB7

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Community Board 7 elected several new members to officer positions at a full board meeting on Oct. 7. Helen Rosenthal, the sole candidate, was re-elected as chair. Out of a five-candidate field, the board elected three members to the vice chair slots: Jeffrey Siegel for the first vice chair, David Harris for second and Miki [&hellip
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EXTELL NIXES COSTCO AT RIVERSIDE SOUTH

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A proposal to put a Costco in the 3.3 -million-square-foot Riverside South development project has been nixed. The developer, Extell Development Co., made calls to Upper West Side elected officials on Sept. 26 to announce the newest change to the plan. Extell also eliminated 500 parking spaces from project; the developer initially requested 2,300 spots. [&hellip
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