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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Siders Applaud MTA Repair Plan Upper East Side City Council Member Jessica Lappin released the results of a transit survey this week that finds that an overwhelming majority of constituents are happy with the MTA’s new Fastrack subway maintenance system. The Fastrack program replaced the old system of closing down subway stations for several [&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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City Council Members Want to Double Fines on Electronic Bicycles

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

FE.Electric.Bike_.Delivery.as2_1-300x200 City Council members Dan Garodnick and Jimmy Van Bramer yesterday called for legislation to double traffic violation fines for those riding electronic assisted bicycles. Even though the City Council overrode a mayoral veto to ban electronic bikes in 2004, both Garodnick and Van Bramer said at a press conference in Queens that motorists are still dangerously riding electronic bikes [&hellip
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City Council Hearing Over NYU Expansion Gets Heated

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

JonathanSpringer_TAB3581 President John Sexton defends plan to the community, and city council members By Alissa Fleck City Council members struggled to quell boos, hisses, applause and chants at a hearing on the NYU expansion on Friday, June 29. Even Greenwich Village resident and actor Matthew Broderick showed up to voice an opinion on the controversial proposal; [&hellip
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Exhibit Imagines Canals & Other East River Park Delights

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

FE-CIVITAS Esplanade Wood by Rebecca Harris The shabby state of Manhattan’s East River Esplanade, crumbling with age and plagued by awkwardly configured spaces, minimal amenities and deterioration due to a general lack of upkeep, has been a source of displeasure for East Siders for years. City Council Member Jessica Lappin has said her office receives frequent calls from [&hellip
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Ambition on the Esplanade: Exhibit Showcases Designs for Waterfront Development

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Uncategorized

Elaborate designs for East Side Esplanade now on display in museum exhibit By Rebecca Harris The shabby state of Manhattan’s East River esplanade, crumbling in age and plagued by awkwardly configured spaces, minimal amenities and deterioration due to a general lack of upkeep, has been a source of displeasure among East Siders for years. City [&hellip
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Residents Continue Fight Against Garbage Dump

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

It’s been six years since the city passed its Solid Waste Management Plan, a system that promises to be a cost-effective, environmentally sound solution to handling the city’s solid waste. But Upper East Side residents are still fighting one key component of the plan: the reopening of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS). [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town, Uncategorized

NeighborhoodChatter Cornell Campus Gets its Start The CornellNYC Tech campus slated for Roosevelt Island has found itself one heck of an incubator. Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Google CEO Larry Page and Cornell President David Skorton announced that Google will be lending, free of charge, 22,000 square feet of their Chelsea headquarters to the fledgling [&hellip
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