Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

City Evicts Tourists From Illegal Hotel on UWS

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

IMG_5540 Earlier today, city officials came to the Tempo building at 240 West 73rd Street to give tourists the boot. A reported 89 rooms in the building have been operated as a hotel for years, alongside permanent residents, but a state law passed last year made them illegal. Mary DeGendre, a former New Yorker who now [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood: Community Board Welcomes New Members

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

The latest additions to Manhattan’s community boards were announced last week, and Community Board 7, which covers the Upper West Side from Columbus Square to Cathedral Parkway, will welcome four new members. DeNora Getachew and Laura Atlas were nominated by Borough President Scott Stringer, and Lee Ping Kwan was nominated by City Council Member Gale [&hellip
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City Looks to Close the Book on More Library Funding

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Breaking News, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

library2   Anyone who thinks of libraries as repressively quiet zones filled with musty books need only walk into the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library system to be instantly proven wrong. While the Upper West Side branch boasts its fair share of quiet spots as well as, of course, books, it is also a bright, modern community space where locals [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East Siders

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

senior New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of financial crimes, but the elderly are particularly at risk and [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Bike riders power their way up 122nd Street during the 2012 Grant’s Tomb Criterium bicycle race on March 10. CHARITY RACE FOR 4-YEAR-OLD WITH RARE DISEASE Hundreds of Upper West Siders came out last Sunday to support 4-year-old Rafaella “Rafi” Lily Kopelan, running a 5K in her honor through Riverside Park. Kopelan was diagnosed with a rare genetic connective tissue disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disease that makes it difficult for skin to [&hellip
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Candidate Adds East European Flavor to Council Race

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

In a City Council race already getting crowded with familiar neighborhood faces, Ken Biberaj is hoping Upper West Siders are willing to get to know one more. The latest candidate to declare a run for the 6th District seat (Council Member Gale Brewer will be out on term limits), Biberaj is also the youngest, at [&hellip
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Rosenthal Launches Bid for City Council

Written by admin on . Posted in West Side Spirit

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth If Helen Rosenthal wins the City Council seat she’s vying for next fall, we may be seeing a lot more graphs in city government. “My family teases me because I do think in charts,” Rosenthal said in a recent interview at one of her regular Upper West Side spots, Café 82. [&hellip
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From Rudy to Obama

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections, WESTYS

Messinger, West Side’s favorite daughter, isn’t slowing down By Sara Dover Ruth Messinger just turned 70, but it’s impossible to tell. The long-time activist, former politician and loyal West Sider continues to be as hard-working and ambitious as ever, and she made it clear that she has “no intention of going anywhere.” “I have two [&hellip
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