Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Lappin’

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

NeighborhoodChatter Espaillat Picks Up Big Endorsement Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión announced his endorsement of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s congressional candidacy last week, which will no doubt help Espaillat’s efforts in the Manhattan/Bronx district, where he is running against longtime Manhattan Rep. Charlie Rangel, among several others. “I have worked at the White House alongside [&hellip
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Taxi Drivers Push to Change Rules for Selling their $700k Medallions

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

FE-Taxi ErhanTuncel By Tristan Hallman Taxi driver Erhan Tuncel, 52, bought his yellow taxi medallion 14 years ago. Once he turns 62, he’ll have to either drive 150 seven-hour shifts per year, or sell the medallion at whatever the market rate is. Thanks to the city’s “owner must drive” rule, he can’t lease out the medallion to [&hellip
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Backing Quinn, Lappin Says Heckler Was “Inappropriate Distraction”

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

lappin A lot of people were surprised that Council Speaker Christine Quinn decided to suddenly leave the living wage press conference this afternoon after a heckler (who was a pastor supportive of the living wage bill) insulted Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But Quinn’s actions are getting support from at least one Council member, who is also seeking [&hellip
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Night of 1,000 Electeds at East 60s Meeting

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

Last Sunday, dozens of Upper East Siders braved the icy rain to attend the annual East Sixties Neighborhood Association (ESNA) meeting, coming together to hear from a slew of elected officials and talk about the big issues facing their neighborhood in the coming year. City Council Members Jessica Lappin (who reps the eastern portion of [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Uncategorized

Candidates for 4th Council District Emerge While none have officially declared their candidacies or filed paperwork with the state, several people’s names have been circulating as potential candidates for Council Member Dan Garodnick’s 4th District seat. Garodnick has officially confirmed his run for comptroller, so his seat will be wide open. Community Board 6 Chair [&hellip
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Local Democratic Leader Mulls Runs for City Council

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

David Menegon via LinkedIn David Menegon, president of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club, is considering a run for the Upper East Side’s 5th district city council seat, Our Town has learned. The bid for the council seat, currently held by Jessica Lappin, who is very likely running for Manhattan Borough President, has already attracted three declared candidates – NYU [&hellip
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Lifelong Upper East Sider Aims For Lappin’s Seat

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

Ben Kallos is nothing if not a go-getter, in the most extreme sense of the word. On any given weekday, he’s awake, has gone for a run or swim and had three breakfast meetings—and three breakfasts, which he swears has made him lose, not gain, weight—before many aspiring politicians have had their morning coffee. Oh, [&hellip
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Out on the Streets

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

Some advocates and politicians say the City has turned its back on its homeless population, which had close to 40,000 people in the shelter system in Dec. 2011. PHOTO BY Patr icia voulgaris by Megan Bungeroth with additional reporting by Marissa Maier Homeless New Yorkers face new challenges in light of cutbacks It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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

Tapped In: Notes from the Neighborhood CAR WASH WORKERS TARGET UES OWNER Last Friday, a group of car wash workers rallied at LMC Car Wash on East 109th Street to protest what they claim is its mistreatment of workers and to campaign for better working conditions. The car wash is one of about 20 in New York City operated by Lage Management Company; owner John Lage was ordered to [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East Siders

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

senior New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of financial crimes, but the elderly are particularly at risk and [&hellip
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