Posts Tagged ‘Community Board 8’

Too Many Vendors?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

A recent survey shows where the food trucks and vendors camp out in the Upper East Side The Upper East Side is a popular destination and a treasured community for those who live here, making it a prime destination in recent years for the city’s burgeoning fleet of food trucks and street vendors. Community Board [&hellip
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Disabled Activists Demand Installation of Audible Crosswalks on the Upper East Side

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Crosswalk_button_Athens By Jenny Marc As a child, everyone is taught to look both ways before crossing the street. But for certain people, looking isn’t always an option. “As you can see—those of you who can see me—I am vertically challenged,” Milagros Franco said from her electric wheelchair. “With large crowds of people, I can’t see the [&hellip
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New York Presbyterian Seeks Extra Room for New Med Center

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

One of the residential buildings that would be demolished to make way for the proposed facility. Representatives from New York Presbyterian Hospital presented their preliminary plans for a new medical care facility to Community Board 8 (CB8) last week to request more space for the facility than the city’s limits allow for the area. The proposed facility would be constructed on York Avenue between East 68th and 69th streets, replacing two [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter CB8 Slams 583 Park Application In the latest development of the ongoing battle between the event venue 583 Park and some of its Upper East Side neighbors, Community Board 8 voted to disapprove the venue’s beer and wine license application last week. 583 Park is located in the Third Church of Christ Scientist’s historic building [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Anam Baig, Megan Bungeroth & Sean Creamer EAST SIDE LAWMAKERS PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF PREGNANT WORKERS Last week, Upper East Side Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined three Democratic co-sponsors in introducing new federal legislation that would protect pregnant women against unfair job discrimination. Maloney joined fellow New York City Rep. Jerrold Nadler and two [&hellip
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Local Dem Leader Joins Hunt For Lappin’s Seat

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

The latest candidate to jump into the race for the Upper East Side’s 5th Council District didn’t count on entering New York City politics. Growing up in a conservative-leaning area of Long Island, raised in a Republican family and living in various cities around the country, Domenico Minerva wasn’t always certain where his liberal, Democratic [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: A Light That Shines on 86th Street

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town, OTTY Awards, Our Town, Special Sections

By Paulette Safdieh Upper East Sider Elaine Walsh remembers the East 86th Street corridor when trains chugged along the Third Avenue El, long before 2nd Avenue Subway construction began. Born and raised on 86th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues, Walsh committed herself to giving back to the neighborhood from a young age. Today, Walsh [&hellip
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Pedestrians: Consider Safety This Time on 81st Street Bridge

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Politics

bridgerepair By Sean Creamer The dilapidated footbridge passing over the FDR Drive from East 81st Street to Carl Schurz Park has seen better days. Crumbling supports, steep stairs and discolored cement characterize this footpath built in the 1940s. The bridge is currently under close scrutiny by local Community Board 8 and the Department of Designs and [&hellip
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