Posts Tagged ‘Local News’

A Rallying Cry

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

NYU Render GV community takes on NYU plan In what promises to be a long process, Community Board 2 recommended last week that the City Planning Commission reject New York University’s (NYU) 2031 expansion plan in Greenwich Village. Although the decision was announced during CB2’s full board meeting, the gathering quickly turned into a community rallying cry [&hellip
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How the DOE Handles Abuse, and Inappropriate Behavior

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

After a string of sexual abuse cases in New York City public schools have come to light in recent weeks, some parents are calling into question how the DOE handles these instances. “Parents are really angry, and rightfully so,” said Noah Gotbaum, a Community Education Council (CEC) member for District 3 and parent of children [&hellip
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Downtown Democrats Wary of Redistricting Process

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

2011-Current-Assembly Say current LATFOR map would weaken area’s representation To many city residents, redistricting, whereby states redraw their political maps every decade to reflect population shifts recorded in the most recent census, is an all- too-complex, seemingly esoteric process best left to political pundits and policy wonks. New York, which has yet to approve redrawn legislative [&hellip
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Downtown Neighborhood Chatter

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

TRIBECA DANGEROUS INTERSECTION GETS TRAFFIC LIGHT The Tribeca intersection of Duane and Greenwich streets has finally received a traffic light, first approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) in October 2011. The light, which was officially welcomed to the neighborhood when Council Member Margaret Chin, State Sen. Daniel Squadron, Borough President Scott Stringer and CB1 [&hellip
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25,000 Homeowners?

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

FE-stuytown_patriciavoulgaris11 Stuy Town Tenants Association preps bid to purchase historic development Residents of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village are attempting to wrest control of their destiny. Two tumultuous years after Tishman Speyer Properties relinquished control of the complex of 25,000 residents, the Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association is working with Brookfield Asset Management to put together [&hellip
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Are Child Predators in Our School System Slipping Through the Cracks?

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

FW-PS 87(as) The William T. Sherman School, P.S. 87, has a reputation for being one of the most popular public schools on the Upper West Side, if not all of Manhattan. The school motto is “One Family Under the Sun,” but recently that bright outlook was overshadowed by a harrowing incident of child abuse that has parents [&hellip
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West Side Group Hopes to Put the Squeeze on Carbon

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-Carbon Squeeze Group(as) The Upper West Side is about to get a whole lot greener. The Carbon Squeeze, a new advocacy group formed by several prominent Upper West Side residents, is promoting the community’s reduction of its carbon footprint through a series of events and a challenge in which residents can compete against one another to reduce their [&hellip
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If You Fall Off The (Health) Inspector's Horse, Try, Try Again

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, NY Press Exclusive

restaurant2 A recent report by political newspaper City and State revealed startling insight into the Department of Health’s letter-grading system. While 77 percent of restaurants garnered the coveted A grade, some have done so only after appealing their initial ranking. Points are awarded for differing health violations. Two points are deducted for minor problems such  as improper [&hellip
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