Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

Million-Dollar Playground for Riverside Kids

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Playground As happy kids scrambled around the new playground equipment on a sunny Thursday morning, equally happy adults announced the official reopening of Neufeld Playground in Riverside Park. The beloved Upper West Side play spot had closed for over seven months to undergo a $900,000 renovation, and parents, caretakers and children gathered for the revamped playground’s [&hellip
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Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Alex Mikoulianitch FRESH PRODUCE  DELIVERED TO SENIORS Through a program sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer’s office, local seniors are able to participate in a unique farm-to-table produce delivery service that will run through the end of October this year. Seniors are able to sign up for the Westside Senior [&hellip
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Middle School Push as West Siders Go Back to School

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Family, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o copy As students back their backpacks and get ready for the school year that will kick off next week, parents and education advocates are gearing up to fight the continuing battle for quality public school education on the Upper West Side. While the neighborhood, part of Community Education Council District 3, enjoys some top-notch public schools, [&hellip
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‘Rat Academy’ hopes to put bite on Uptown vermin

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

Rats at Night copy Manhattan is having a rat moment. The very things that make the city’s best neighborhoods great for people—old brownstones with gardens, nearby parks, an abundance of restaurants—also make them ideal homes for rats, and a growing infestation in Manhattan prompted city officials to hold a “Rat Academy” last week on the Upper West Side. Caroline [&hellip
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Officials Object to Placement of 400 Homeless in UWS Buildings

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

Photo by iheartfishtown, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced in July that it would soon move 200 homeless families into two residential West 95th Street Buildings, community members, elected officials and Community Board 7 (CB7) objected. The buildings were designed as single room occupancy units for low income residents, they argued, and [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

JamesKelleher_330West95th Broadway Writer Found Dead Early on Monday morning, DNAinfo and other news outlets reported, writer Mark O’Donnell was found dead outside his home on Riverside Drive. Authorities at first did not identify the man who had collapsed outside 202 Riverside Dr. but pronounced him dead at the scene, apparently having suffered cardiac arrest. O’Donnell was [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Gillibrand_1 Political Opportunist  To the Editor: Kirsten Gillibrand is a political hack and opportunist if ever there was one. (“Why Kirsten Gillibrand Could Have It All,” July 26). She shamelessly scouts for headlines to jump on and take what her handlers advise are “populist” positions. An example is Gillibrand jumping on the “Miracle in the Hudson” [&hellip
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City Moves Homeless to West 95th Street

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

JamesKelleher_330West95th Local residents and officials are outraged and alarmed by a Department of Homeless Services (DHS) decree that they will soon be placing 200 homeless families in two West 95th Street buildings. According to a letter sent to Community Board 7 on July 19, DHS will be contracting with a company called Aguila Inc. to operate [&hellip
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Race For Campaign Cash Heats Up

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

800px-Money_Cash The 2013 City Council race may seem like a far-off event to average residents, but in the political sphere, the competition is already heated. The Upper West Side will be seeing candidates vie for a wide-open Council seat next fall, as Council Member Gale Brewer will be finishing her third and final term. While Brewer [&hellip
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