Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

Is Homelessness New York’s Number One Issue?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

IMG_3837 Organizations rally for affordable housing for all in the City “What?” “Affordable housing!” “When?” “Now!” That was the rallying cry last Friday as volunteers from Habitat for Humanity New York City, the Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness, mayoral candidates and representatives from a variety of other organizations gathered on the front steps of City [&hellip
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Tapped In: Hydroponic Farming Classroom, Fracking Delay, ADA Lawsuits vs. UWS Merchants

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Jessica Mastronardi & Joanna Fantozzi Brewer Cuts Ribbon on Hydroponic Farming Classroom On Tuesday, February 12, Upper West Side Council Member Gale Brewer joined students at the Computer School on West 77th Street to cut the ribbon on a brand new hydroponic farming classroom. With the help of $35,000 of discretionary capital funding allocated [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Mandated Phys Ed, MLK Knights Honored, Parking Ticket Increase

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

dodge MLK Knights Honored On Feb. 6, Councilwoman Gale Brewer honored the Martin Luther King High School Knights soccer team in a ceremony on the steps of City Hall. The varsity team won their 14th Public School Athletic League title in 17 years. The Knights finished their season with an almost perfect record of 21-1. Since [&hellip
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Guns and Rats on Agenda at West Side Town Hall

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

NEW-GUN The Upper West Side had a town hall meeting last week. Hosted by City Council Member Gale Brewer at John Jay College on Tuesday, the meeting was an opportunity for the public to air their quality-of-life issues to a panel of elected officials and representatives of city departments. Speakers from the neighborhood addressed a range [&hellip
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Gale Brewer: Tragedy Brought Out the Best in Upper West Siders

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

WESTY_GaleBrewer By Gale Brewer Midland Beach, New Dorp, Tottenville—these are neighborhoods few West Siders had ever visited, or perhaps even heard of, until last week. Few of us will ever forget them now—and not only for the suffering and devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. We will remember because we made their names, along with Far Rockaway [&hellip
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Watching Over the West Side’s Children at Home and Work

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_GaleBrewer City Council Member Gale Brewer is, of course, a politician. By many accounts, she’s also a skilled magician, having mastered the art of being in several places at the same time. Brewer’s most marked characteristic as an Upper West Side elected official is that she is seemingly everywhere. Those who have worked closely with her [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

NeighborhoodChatter REP. MALONEY’S OPPONENT TAKES AIM Last week, Republican candidate for Congress Chris Wight took incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney to task for her use of a four-letter word—“when.” Wight seized on a statement that Maloney made during a rally protesting the presence of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, at the United Nations. “In the last [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo by Matthieu Aubry, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. RATS INVADE  SUPERMARKET The blog My Upper West reported on the second vermin sighting in the Upper West Side Fairway Market in recent weeks. Earlier, the blog posted a video of rats scurrying through the aisles, and Fairway’s management responded that they were addressing the rodent problem. But on Sept. 26, another alert customer captured [&hellip
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Delivery Bike Crackdown Coming

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

bikewheel Hundreds of Upper West Side restaurant owners, managers and delivery cyclists crowded into a room at the St. Agnes Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, to find out how they can stay on the right side of an impending crackdown from the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT has been conducting a series of forums to [&hellip
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