Posts Tagged ‘Community Board’

The Battle of Hudson Square

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

Hudson Square Retailers and community board clash over downtown zoning By Sophia Rosenbaum Chocolatier Jacques Torres’ business is booming at his Brooklyn shop—but melting on Hudson Street. Torres attributes the success of his Dumbo outlet to the area’s rezoning, which sparked a residential boom. He’s hoping the same will happen in Hudson Square, an area in west [&hellip
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Bloomberg Downsizing on Automobile Speeds: 13 Nabes Approved For Traffic Calming So Far

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

More than 100 neighborhoods around New York City have applied for “traffic calming measures,” according to a statement issued by Transportation Alternatives, after Mayor Bloomberg unveiled his new “slow zone” program. The Department of Transportation has so far granted 13 safe zones, which reduce the speed limit in designated neighborhood areas from 30 mph to [&hellip
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Options for Relieving School Overcrowding are Hotly Debated

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By Lillian Rizzo The Department of Education rolled out a new rezoning plan last week in the hope of settling the growing problem of overcrowded schools in Lower Manhattan and increasing waitlists for kindergartens. But it looks like the DOE is the only one that is content with this new rezoning plan. While the DOE [&hellip
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What Do Residents Want for St. Vincent’s?

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By Madhura Karnik On Oct. 19, Community Board 2 rejected the St. Vincent’s rezoning proposal put forth by the Rudin Management Company. The official statement released by the board said that unless the concerns of the community, including height and bulk, health care delivery and affordable housing, among others, were addressed, the board would “deny [&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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Let’s Back Boards

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: In regards to your recent article “Community Boards Protest Cuts” (June 11): City Hall’s imposed cuts to community boards would be devastating to both the boards and the people of New York, who depend on these boards to make their voices heard. Community boards are, in fact, the primary way most New [&hellip
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STRINGER WANTS YOU

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

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is looking for a few good men and women to join their local community boards. One responsibility of the borough president is to select community board members. The community board is one of the most basic forms of civic engagement. Through voting on propositions or applications, community boards send recommendations [&hellip
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