Posts Tagged ‘Local News’

Harnessing the Power of the East River

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

FE-East River Turbines Electricity generated from the ebb and flow of the East River’s tides is about to become part of New York City’s energy mix. Verdant Power, a Roosevelt Island-based renewable energy startup, received permission last month to develop the first commercial tidal power project in U.S. history. The company had already been powering a Roosevelt Island [&hellip
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Land Use Review Ruppert Playground’s Last Hope

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

Elected officials, community board members and residents continue the fight to keep Ruppert Playground from becoming a high-rise and are currently pushing the City Planning Commission to require The Related Companies to go through a Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) before starting development on the site. “There is a 32,000-square-foot park that is a [&hellip
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Correcting Delancey

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

2012-02-delancey-slides-4 After a water main broke on Delancey Street early Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, the thoroughfare was an unfamiliar sight. Aside from the pools of brown-tinged water that collected on the road—and were at one point reportedly 3 feet high—the street, largely closed off to traffic, was vacant of cars with the exception of some Fire [&hellip
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Quinn's State of the City Address

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

In a sweeping and ambitious State of the City speech on Thursday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn zeroed in on jobs, housing and education, promising new programs and city and state cooperation to pass laws that will enable them. “We need to tap into the power of our communities,” Quinn said in her speech. “We [&hellip
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Scrap Metal Bandits Hit News Boxes

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News

By Allen Houston and Sean Creamer The Upper West Side’s newspaper boxes are under assault by a group of pernicious scrap metal bandits. In January 2012, the West Side Spirit had 17 of its metal boxes stolen from locations between 59th and 96th Street on the West Side. AM New York was even more heavily hit, losing 70 [&hellip
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Landis in Hunt for UWS City Council Seat

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

By Megan Bungeroth Marc Landis has always been an organizer. In his bid for City Council Member Gale Brewer’s soon-to-be-vacant seat, he only asks potential voters to see him in that role at a slightly higher level.“I have a long history of organizing things, whether you call me a community organizer or a political organizer,” Landis [&hellip
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Zone Green Amendment Has Some Seeing Red

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

By Megan Bungeroth The city under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken some aggressive steps toward a greener future, and the Department of City Planning recently released its latest development in transforming New York into a more sustainable place to live. The Zone Green Text Amendment is currently circulating through the city’s community boards for comments and [&hellip
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Free Legal Advice for Tenants Battling Landlords

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

By Megan Bungeroth Over 40 people gathered in a room at the Goddard Riverside Community Center last Wednesday night, some clutching legal notices and copies of leases, all hoping to get some advice on how to remain in their homes. The attendees of the housing clinic run by Goddard Riverside’s SRO Law Project, The Urban [&hellip
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Making It Work

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

LGBT LGBT organizations discuss future with help of local Chamber of Commerce By Andrew Rice “Why isn’t this working for us? How’d you do that?” were a couple of the questions posed by the nearly two dozen board members of different nonprofit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups as they sat down to discuss the [&hellip
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