Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

FORDHAM EXPANSION APPROVED

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The City Council gave final approval to Fordham University’s expansion of its Lincoln Center Campus. This ends the months-long public review process that started with hearings at Community Board 7. “We are pleased, naturally, that the City Council recognizes the importance of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus to the local community and to the city,” said [&hellip
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BREWER WANTS CITY DATA ONLINE

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Council Member Gale Brewer chaired a hearing on her bill that would give New Yorkers online access to public records and city data. The Open Data Standards Legislation would create New York’s first data portal with information from all city agencies and raw figures. “People will be able to access data without needing a license [&hellip
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REPORT STALLED PROJECTS TO CITY

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With the number of dormant West Side projects increasing during the economic slowdown, owners of construction sites may need to notify the city when development will be suspended or resumed. Council Member Gale Brewer sponsored a bill with her East Side colleague Jessica Lappin that would force developers to keep the Department of Buildings abreast [&hellip
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New Writing High School?

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With Brandeis High School being replaced by three new institutions in 2009, the Department of Education is currently considering proposals and gathering community input for a fourth school to open in September 2010. Last week, officials held a community meeting on the campus, at 145 W. 84th St
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BREWER ON RAT PATROL

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Council Member Gale Brewer is holding a special training session for building maintenance staff on how to protect buildings from rodents. The June 9 meeting, also sponsored by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Community Board 7, will feature experts on controlling mice and rats in a safe and effective way. The meeting [&hellip
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STUCK IN PARK

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Cars of Apthorp building residents are still being parked on the street two months after a complaint was sent to the Department of Consumer Affairs. The garage under the building, on Broadway and West 78th Street, has been closed for months because of structural problems, but residents continue to pay garage fees. Attendants still park [&hellip
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COMMITTEE HEARING FOR VENDOR BILL

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On Nov. 4, the City Council’s consumer affairs and immigration committees held a joint hearing on a number of bills regarding city vendors, including a bill sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer and nine other Council members. The legislation would prohibit vendors from leaving their wares and tables unattended on the sidewalk or public space [&hellip
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RIVERSIDE SOUTH MEETING PUSHED BACK

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The City Planning Commission’s scoping meeting for the Riverside South development has been tentatively pushed back to Jan. 15, 2009. The original date was planned for Dec. 11, but Council Member Gale Brewer asked for the meeting to be delayed until the holiday season had passed, giving more time to inform the West Side community. [&hellip
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NEW BUS STOP ON COLUMBUS

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New York City Transit, in response to a letter by Council Member Gale Brewer, is establishing a new Columbus Avenue bus stop for the M20 cross-town bus route, between West 66th and 65th streets. In September, Brewer sent a letter to Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Elliot Sander after receiving complaints from constituents. She requested that [&hellip
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