Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

Church Member Arrested During Landmark Protest

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A member of West Park Presbyterian church’s governing board, Hugo Meneses, was arrested during an April 17 protest against efforts to landmark the West 86th Street building. The protest was just days before a City Council subcommittee held its first hearing on the landmark proposal, which has already gotten support from the city’s Landmarks Preservation [&hellip
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NEW MANHATTAN CHARTER MEETING?

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Upper West Siders who missed the Charter Review Commission’s first round Manhattan meeting may get another chance to voice their opinions on how New York City’s municipal government should change. After the meeting, which fell during the Easter and Passover break, was sparsely attended, Council Member Gale Brewer called on the commission to host a [&hellip
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ANSONIA LEFT OUT OF CENSUS DATABASE

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One of the Upper West Side’s most well known, architecturally significant buildings, the Ansonia, does not even exist, according to the Census Bureau. On April 1, NY1 reported that residents of the 17-story, approximately 450,000-square-foot building, at 2109 Broadway between West 73rd and 74th streets, never received a census form because of a mailing error. [&hellip
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D.O.T. LATE ON TRAFFIC PLAN

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Council Member Gale Brewer is accusing the Department of Transportation of being noncompliant with a law to study traffic. Brewer authored a bill, signed into law in 2008, which requires the department to reduce traffic congestion and promote buses, ferries, bicycling and walking. An annual report is due to the Council by Nov. 1. Brewer [&hellip
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TOO LONG FOR LIGHT FIX

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How many phone calls does it take to change a light bulb? Too many, according to Council Member Gale Brewer, who says she may hold oversight hearings to investigate why it took two months to repair a street lamp on West 95th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. According to Brewer, the burnt-out lamp, in [&hellip
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BREWER MOVES UP IN COUNCIL

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Council Member Gale Brewer got a bump in status in this year’s Council class. Brewer now chairs the Council’s Government Operations Committee, perhaps best known for holding two marathon meetings on the term limits extension in 2008. The committee heard 20 hours of testimony on the controversial matter over two days
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STREET RENAMING ADVANCES

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Sometime this summer, West 92nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue may be renamed to honor Sidney Morison, the longtime principal of P.S. 84 The Lillian Weber School. On Jan. 5, Community Board 7 overwhelmingly voted in favor of renaming the street where the school is located, with 26 votes in favor and [&hellip
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BOARD 7 MOURNS PINDER

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Although Stephanie Pinder died of unknown causes the weekend after Christmas, to some audience members at Community Board 7’s Jan. 5 full board meeting, the news of her death came as a surprise. “It’s shocking,” murmured one audience member. “She was the person we all wanted to be and never found a way.” Board member [&hellip
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Century-Old Church Gets Landmark Status

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In a hard-fought victory for community preservationists, the city designated West Park Presbyterian Church a landmark Jan. 12. Rev. Robert Brashear, however, now faces complicating restrictions as he seeks ways to finance restoration of the aging building, at 165 W. 86th St. and Amsterdam Avenue. Preservations had long urged the city to protect the historic [&hellip
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