Posts Tagged ‘Housing’

Mayoral Hopefuls Face the Upper West Side

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

Photo by Steven Barall Candidates appeared at a recent forum and spoke about real estate and housing concerns By Nora Bosworth “Ken told me that he has not seen a room this crowded since the anti-war debates of the sixties,” announced Jason Haber, Chair of Community Free Democrats, who co-sponsored the democratic mayoral debate on Thursday night. Ken Sherrill, [&hellip
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Bad Boys and Buildings

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

ws_unfinishedconstruction_AA SOME OF THE CITY’S WORST REPEAT OFFENDERS Historically speaking, New York City has come a long way from the days of dangerous, overcrowded and patently unsafe residential buildings that used to mark the landscape of Manhattan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are dozens of agencies and offices in place to make [&hellip
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$150,000 per month!

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

WS_768FifthAvenue508_Melanie_ copy Most Expensive Rentals of the Upper East Side By Megan Bungeroth Additional reporting by John Friia Perhaps it’s a sign of relative austerity that New York City’s current most expensive rental listing, a title newly bestowed on an Upper East Side mansion, is actually being offered at a substantial discount—though it’s not exactly a steal [&hellip
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Extell Gets OK on Affordable Housing Plan

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

rendering.tiff Last week, Community Board 7 issued another approval in the massive development project at Riverside Center, a project that the board has played a crucial role in shaping over the past several years. Riverside Center South, a project of Extell Development Co., is the planned residential and commercial community that is slated to begin construction [&hellip
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Heightened Concerns After Fire at W. 95th Homeless Shelters

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

ws_homeless shelter_w95th st._3 By Amanda Woods About a month after two transitional homeless shelters housing 200 homeless families opened on West 95th Street, some residents and local elected officials are still vocally opposed to the facilities. The two buildings—at 316 and 330 W. 95 St.—are on a residential block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. They serve [&hellip
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Tribeca’s Fight for Affordable Housing

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Council Menber Dan Garodnick Independence Plaza North residents who built the community hope to stay in it By Paul Bisceglio “When you see banners that say ‘luxury housing,’ you know something has gone wrong.” City Council member Dan Garodnick delivered this message in a news conference last week to a crowd of tenants in front of Independence Plaza North [&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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