Posts Tagged ‘james vacca’

Letters to the Editor

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Gillibrand_1 Political Opportunist  To the Editor: Kirsten Gillibrand is a political hack and opportunist if ever there was one. (“Why Kirsten Gillibrand Could Have It All,” July 26). She shamelessly scouts for headlines to jump on and take what her handlers advise are “populist” positions. An example is Gillibrand jumping on the “Miracle in the Hudson” [&hellip
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Four of the Most Dangerous New York City Projects

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by Alissa Fleck Violence is on the rise in the City this summer and cops blame everything from heat waves to the recession to tensions caused by—the ultimate hot-button issue—stop-and-frisk (or would that be the impending soda ban?). Unfortunately, either way, the City’s housing projects seem to suffer most in times like these. While it’s [&hellip
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Proposed Legislation Cracks Down on Reckless Driving

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NYC street. Photo by Andy C. Photo courtesy of Wikipimedia Commons. After a string of high profile fatal accidents, ten City Council members have introduced legislation reforming the NYPD’s approach to crash investigation and traffic regulation enforcement. The package of legislation announced on July 24th includes the Crash Investigation Reform Act, which creates a task force to inspect and restructure the NYPD’s crash investigation procedures. A [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

NeighborhoodChatter Brewer Intros New Bike Legislation Following last week’s news from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that they will be unleashing a new education and enforcement team for commercial cyclists on the Upper West Side, Council Member Gale Brewer announced that she’s also introducing a new bill to reform the city’s commercial cycling laws at a [&hellip
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City Seeks to Crackdown on “Reckless” Delivery Bikes

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

Photo by Ed Yourdan. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan held a press conference to announce the DOT’s new education and enforcement program for delivery cyclists. The commissioner was joined by Council Members Gale Brewer, Jessica Lappin, Dan Garodnick and Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, as well as some local restaurant owners, to introduce the efforts and explain [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Amanda Woods UWS Slasher Convicted A state Supreme Court jury found Upper West Side resident Julian Kurita guilty of second degree murder last week. Kurita was convicted of killing his father, Fumitaka Kurita, in their shared Upper West Side home on July 19, 2010. That night, police received a 911 [&hellip
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A New Ride For The City Blind

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News

Credit to William Alatriste New York City Council Riding in a taxi can be a harrowing experience for the blind and visually impaired. If they choose to pay with a credit card, they were forced to rely on cab drivers to swipe their card and enter the correct amount, including the tip. Now, thanks to new software unveiled by Council Member James Vacca, [&hellip
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