Posts Tagged ‘Helen Rosenthal’

Listening to Families and Drivers

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How we should be hearing reality during a needless bus strike By Helen Rosenthal As we now know, New York City spends more than twice as much busing our kids to school compared to any other city. The mayor’s plan to bid the contracts to lowest-bidder bus companies who keep their costs down by hiring [&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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Riverside School Given Go Ahead

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

helenrosenthal The Upper West Side can look forward to a brand-new elementary school in the neighborhood. While there are still many unanswered questions about how it will operate, the Community Board has given its final official approval for the school that will be built in Extell’s Riverside Center development. The new school, which will be called [&hellip
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The Numbers Don’t Lie (Again)

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Helen Rosenthal Three years ago, the Upper West Side public school community raised a ruckus about the shortage of elementary school seats throughout District 3. Well, it’s déjà vu all over again: The Community Education Council’s Middle School Committee ran the numbers and, to no one’s surprise, District 3 needs more middle school seats. [&hellip
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Rosenthal Launches Bid for City Council

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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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NEW CHAIR FOR COMMUNITY BOARD

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

Mel Wymore was elected chair of Community Board 7 last week. Helen Rosenthal, who led the board for two one-year terms, was barred by term limits from running again. Wymore likely made a bit a civic history by becoming the first transgender chair of a community board. The Arizona native, who moved to the Upper [&hellip
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CREATIVE COMMUNITY THINKING

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COMMUNITY BUILDERS Helen Rosenthal says her mission has been to put the “community” back in the community board. It was community outreach that made her former job, overseeing health care budgets under Mayors Koch, Dinkins and Guiliani, come alive. “What made it real was going to individual hospitals,” she said, “seeing their working conditions and [&hellip
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NATURAL HISTORY, ON ICE

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The American Museum of Natural History is reportedly planning to open an ice-skating rink this November on the Arthur Ross Terrace, outside the Rose Center for Earth and Space, near near West 81st Street and Columbus Avenue. The rink may be open until February or March 2009. Last week, a museum representative spoke about the [&hellip
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BOARD OF OFFICERS FOR CB7

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

Community Board 7 elected several new members to officer positions at a full board meeting on Oct. 7. Helen Rosenthal, the sole candidate, was re-elected as chair. Out of a five-candidate field, the board elected three members to the vice chair slots: Jeffrey Siegel for the first vice chair, David Harris for second and Miki [&hellip
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