Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

Ecofest Fights For Survival

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By Allen Houston Ecofest, an event organized by the West Side Cultural Center in city parks for the past 21 years, is fighting extinction. In May, the organization was denied a permit to host its annual day-long celebration in Central Park Oct. 10. The group appealed the decision in June, but that request was also [&hellip
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CONFUSING SIGNALS FIXED

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By Alexandra Waldhorn A group of malfunctioning crosswalk signals that sowed confusion on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue have been repaired, the Department of Transportation confirmed to Council Member Gale Brewer’s office. Between December 2009 and February 2010, more than a dozen lights flashed both “walk” and “don’t walk” signals at the same time along a [&hellip
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AFTER LANDMARKING, A PLAN

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After intense, opposing lobbying from preservationists and the leader of West Park Presbyterian Church, the City Council officially designated the church a landmark May 12. Now, Rev. Robert Brashear and Council Member Gale Brewer are working to develop a proposal to raise enough cash to fix the crumbling exterior and allow church services to move [&hellip
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CO-OP AND CONDO DWELLERS, UNITE

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City Council members form voting blocs and caucuses based around race and ethnicity, gender or political ideology. But now there is a caucus focused on those who live in co-ops and condominiums. A Queens Council member, Mark Weprin, recently formed the Co-op and Condo Caucus and recruited 23 of his colleagues, including West Side Council [&hellip
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