Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

Jewish Home and Fracking in Hot Seat at UWS Town Hall

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

More than 100 residents turned out for an Upper West Side town hall meeting July 19, where Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community pressed Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing city agencies on such issues as the [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Brewer Intros New Bike Legislation Following last week’s news from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that they will be unleashing a new education and enforcement team for commercial cyclists on the Upper West Side, Council Member Gale Brewer announced that she’s also introducing a new bill to reform the city’s commercial cycling laws at a [&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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Program Finds Seniors Ripe for Healthy Fresh Food

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

By Amanda Woods For some senior citizens on the Upper West Side, it may be difficult to take a trip to the Greenmarket and buy a few days’ supply of fruits and vegetables. With this in mind, Council Member Gale Brewer launched “Grow Green, Age Well” to help connect the elderly to locally produced healthy [&hellip
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LPC Approves 190 Buildings for Riverside-West End Historic District

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

FW-Historic-Upper-West-Side(as) By Amanda Woods When the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved a proposal on June 26 that would extend the Riverside-West End Historic District, neighborhood landmark advocates were thrilled, but they haven’t let their guard down on fighting for more. The proposal would add 190 buildings to the Upper West Side’s Riverside-West End Historic District between [&hellip
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Squeeze on Middle Class Tightens Uptown

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

Lack of new development and its popularity has incresed ents in the neighborhood, forcing some middle class families from the Upper West Side. Photo by James Kelleher. The Upper West Side has become known as a bastion of middle-class life, a family-centric haven that, while not cheap, offers an attainable life in Manhattan for average people. But over the past few years, as the economy slowly recovers, middle-class residents are increasingly finding themselves squeezed out of their beloved neighborhood. “We see it [&hellip
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Community Board Wants Fashion Week Out of Damrosch Park

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, Sports, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

200px-New_York_City_-_Manhattan_-_Community_Board_7_crop By Amanda Woods Community Board 7 wants Fashion Week to find a new home. Residents have long complained about the noise, removal of greenery and lack of access to Damrosch Park because of the many concessionaires that occupy the space throughout the year, all issues addressed in the Board’s resolution. And as locals see it, [&hellip
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