Posts Tagged ‘Melissa Mark Viverito’

Bloomberg and Bodegas: The Power Elites?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

josh Hollow arguments from opponents to a ban on large sodas  Bodegas, you see, are some of the New York City businesses that will clean up at the expense of the “little guys,” like pizza parlors and McDonald’s, if, as expected, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new soda policy goes into effect in September. That was just one [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood: Community Board Welcomes New Members

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

The latest additions to Manhattan’s community boards were announced last week, and Community Board 7, which covers the Upper West Side from Columbus Square to Cathedral Parkway, will welcome four new members. DeNora Getachew and Laura Atlas were nominated by Borough President Scott Stringer, and Lee Ping Kwan was nominated by City Council Member Gale [&hellip
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Race, Ideology and County Politics at Play in Race for Next Council Speaker

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Breaking News

Picking a New York City Council speaker used to be fairly straightforward. County leaders of the five boroughs cut deals. Jobs were promised. Votes were wrangled. Arms twisted. But a couple of new elements in the race to replace term-limited Speaker Christine Quinn in 2014, involving ideology and race, are taking things into uncharted territory. [&hellip
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Building a Healthier New York

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

A few years ago, a Manhattan borough president community initiative called “Go Green” was launched in East Harlem with the help of local Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito. The goal was to engage New York’s dynamic communities in the effort to bring farmers’ markets, greenspace and cleaner air back to our city neighborhoods, and to [&hellip
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