Posts Tagged ‘Mark Diller’

Local Architect Has ‘Vine Line’ Vision for West Side Highway

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

By Shannon Ayala Laurence Tamaccio lives near the West Side Highway, the part that exposes its aged, rusty underbelly and concrete legs, held high above Riverside Park South. In his view, it’s an eyesore—and he wants to cover it with vines and waterfalls. “Seeing it on a daily basis, it started to sort of wear [&hellip
[ read more... ]

53 Comments

Officials Object to Placement of 400 Homeless in UWS Buildings

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

Photo by iheartfishtown, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced in July that it would soon move 200 homeless families into two residential West 95th Street Buildings, community members, elected officials and Community Board 7 (CB7) objected. The buildings were designed as single room occupancy units for low income residents, they argued, and [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

City Moves Homeless to West 95th Street

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

JamesKelleher_330West95th Local residents and officials are outraged and alarmed by a Department of Homeless Services (DHS) decree that they will soon be placing 200 homeless families in two West 95th Street buildings. According to a letter sent to Community Board 7 on July 19, DHS will be contracting with a company called Aguila Inc. to operate [&hellip
[ read more... ]

8 Comments

New Charter Opens to Applause

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

A neighborhood that went to battle to fiercely oppose the opening of one charter school in the recent past is now set to welcome another with open arms. The Hebrew Charter School Center is preparing to open its newest school in Community Education District 3, which covers the Upper West Side as well as parts [&hellip
[ read more... ]

177 Comments

LPC Approves 190 Buildings for Riverside-West End Historic District

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

FW-Historic-Upper-West-Side(as) By Amanda Woods When the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved a proposal on June 26 that would extend the Riverside-West End Historic District, neighborhood landmark advocates were thrilled, but they haven’t let their guard down on fighting for more. The proposal would add 190 buildings to the Upper West Side’s Riverside-West End Historic District between [&hellip
[ read more... ]

79 Comments

Community Board Wants Fashion Week Out of Damrosch Park

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, Sports, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

200px-New_York_City_-_Manhattan_-_Community_Board_7_crop By Amanda Woods Community Board 7 wants Fashion Week to find a new home. Residents have long complained about the noise, removal of greenery and lack of access to Damrosch Park because of the many concessionaires that occupy the space throughout the year, all issues addressed in the Board’s resolution. And as locals see it, [&hellip
[ read more... ]

6 Comments

Not All Is Fair in Street Fairs, Some Say

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

Every summer, a string of events hit the city that provide, depending on your perspective, either a fun-filled, leisurely day of shopping, eating and entertainment or a hellish, traffic-jamming, noise-making, government-sanctioned takeover of public places. To many, they are just street fairs. Some love them, many enjoy them, and some scratch their heads with wonder [&hellip
[ read more... ]

117 Comments

Debate Over More Middle School Seats Heats Up

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

By Megan Bungeroth Upper West Side parents are usually clamoring for more public school space, and now the conversation has turned toward the impending demand for middle school seats. At a joint Community Education Council (CEC) and President’s Council meeting last week for District 3, concerned parents and board members hashed out the issues facing [&hellip
[ read more... ]

7 Comments

..