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

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth, Alissa Fleck, Rebecca Harris and Sam Levine Mayor Koch Endorses Mark Thompson Mark Thompson is doin’ great after receiving the endorsement of former Mayor Ed Koch in his bid for City Council. Thompson, currently the chair of Community Board 6, will by vying for a seat on the council in the [&hellip
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City Seeks to Crackdown on “Reckless” Delivery Bikes

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

Photo by Ed Yourdan. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan held a press conference to announce the DOT’s new education and enforcement program for delivery cyclists. The commissioner was joined by Council Members Gale Brewer, Jessica Lappin, Dan Garodnick and Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, as well as some local restaurant owners, to introduce the efforts and explain [&hellip
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City Council Members Want to Double Fines on Electronic Bicycles

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

FE.Electric.Bike_.Delivery.as2_1-300x200 City Council members Dan Garodnick and Jimmy Van Bramer yesterday called for legislation to double traffic violation fines for those riding electronic assisted bicycles. Even though the City Council overrode a mayoral veto to ban electronic bikes in 2004, both Garodnick and Van Bramer said at a press conference in Queens that motorists are still dangerously riding electronic bikes [&hellip
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Fighting Falling Air Conditioners

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

FE-Air Conditioning Units(as) By Amanda Woods When India Bidaisee recently visited the Upper East Side’s Holmes Towers, she didn’t expect that she would have to look out for falling air conditioners. “No, stand on this side,” Bidaisee’s friend and Holmes resident, Maria Laurano, cautioned as she passed by the tower where an air conditioner had fallen out of [&hellip
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City Council Considers Legalizing Sunday Morning Brunch Outdoors (Yes, it is Illegal)

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

Photo by Johnia! By Paul Bisceglio Add this to your list of laws you never knew you participated in breaking: outdoor brunch in the city is illegal on Sunday mornings. The obscure 1971 law that forbids restaurants from serving customers outside on Sundays before noon has long been ignored, but recent complaints of crowded sidewalks by residents in [&hellip
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Local Pols Eye Tom Duane’s Seat

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

With Manhattan State Sen. Tom Duane announcing his retirement last night, rumors are already circulating about who will run for his coveted West Side seat — and petitioning begins on Tuesday. One name that has emerged already is that of Brad Hoylman, the senior vice president and general counsel for the Partnership for New York City, who had [&hellip
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Residents Continue Fight Against Garbage Dump

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

It’s been six years since the city passed its Solid Waste Management Plan, a system that promises to be a cost-effective, environmentally sound solution to handling the city’s solid waste. But Upper East Side residents are still fighting one key component of the plan: the reopening of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS). [&hellip
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Night of 1,000 Electeds at East 60s Meeting

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

Last Sunday, dozens of Upper East Siders braved the icy rain to attend the annual East Sixties Neighborhood Association (ESNA) meeting, coming together to hear from a slew of elected officials and talk about the big issues facing their neighborhood in the coming year. City Council Members Jessica Lappin (who reps the eastern portion of [&hellip
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