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Neighborhood Chatter: Hudson Sq. Rezoning, Garodnick Calls for Lower Rent, Bike Safety

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

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC Garodnick Calls for Lower Rents in Stuy Town/PCV In reaction to stalled progress efforts for post-Sandy recovery, Council Member Daniel Garodnick is demanding further rent reductions for the inhabitants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. In a statement issued last week, Garodnick said that he finds the lack of maintenance, combined with the lack [&hellip
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Tapped In: Bideawee ‘Name Your Own Price’ Adoption, New Safety for Delivery Bikes, 2nd Ave Subway News

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

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC MUGGINGS SUSPECT TARGETING ASIAN-AMERICANS IN EAST HARLEM FINALLY CAUGHT A suspect, Jason Commisso, was finally arrested on Jan. 29 in the muggings of eight Asian-Americans in East Harlem over the past couple of weeks, targeted, beat and mugged Asian-Americans in elevators in the neighborhood. On Jan. 26, Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito held a press conference [&hellip
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No Honking! Whether There’s A Sign Or Not!

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

Say goodbye to New York’s “No Honking” signs. The Department of Transportation announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the signs, warning motorists of a $350 fine, will be taken down as part of a sign streamlining program. The decision has sparked confusion and outrage among New Yorkers who fear [&hellip
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Tapped In: UWS Bakeries Named FourSquare’s Best, New Safety for Delivery Bikes

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

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC TWO U.W.S. BAKERIES NAMED IN FOURSQUARE’S ‘BEST OF’ LIST Foursquare, the social app that lets friends check in to restaurants, bars and other places, has sifted data of more than 3 billion check-ins and pulled up a list of the best New York City has to offer—from best eateries and clubs to best sights and [&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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Baruch Gets Green Light to Open Interim Plaza on 25th Street

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

Baruch students and members of the community enjoy the new Interim Plaza. Photo courtesy Baruch College By Janet Allon When Baruch College students return to classes toward the end of this month, they won’t have to look both ways when they cross 25th Street anymore. That’s because the college received the necessary approvals to close 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues to traffic at the end of December, and has [&hellip
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CB7 Grills DOT on Columbus Avenue Bike Lane Extension

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

Manhattan Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee held a public hearing last week on the proposed expansion of Columbus Avenue’s bike lane. The city’s Department of Transportation hopes to stretch the path from West 59th to 110th streets, more than doubling its current length from West 77th to 96th streets. Upper West Siders for and against [&hellip
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Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side

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

images (2) Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side’s current 30 mph limit to 20 mph. “We know that speeding is the primary cause [&hellip
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DOT to Educate Small Businesses About Delivery Bike Safety

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

The DOT reached out to CB1 regarding delivery bike safety. Photo by New York Press file photo   By Paul Bisceglio Following the City Council’s approval of new safety regulations for commercial bicyclists earlier this month, a Department of Transportation representative met with Community Board 1’s Quality of Life Committee last Thursday to detail the expected changes. “This is not about hammering down on small businesses that are already feeling pressure from [&hellip
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