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The Battle of Hudson Square

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Hudson Square Retailers and community board clash over downtown zoning By Sophia Rosenbaum Chocolatier Jacques Torres’ business is booming at his Brooklyn shop—but melting on Hudson Street. Torres attributes the success of his Dumbo outlet to the area’s rezoning, which sparked a residential boom. He’s hoping the same will happen in Hudson Square, an area in west [&hellip
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East Side Parents Question New School Zoning Lines

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

800px-Classroom As the Department of Education unveils a new school zoning plan for Midtown East, parents are scratching their heads and wondering how and why the lines have been drawn. The midtown district is undergoing a rezoning to accommodate a new zoned school, PS 281, which is currently being built on East 35th Street. The school [&hellip
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Redistricted out of the Upper West Side?

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

Once every decade, the City’s Council district lines go in for an overhaul. According to the city charter, the lines must be redrawn in order to reflect the shifting population of the city and keep communities intact. Each of the city’s 51 districts always changes at least a little bit, usually around the borders, gaining [&hellip
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Proposed Greenwich Village/Chelsea School Rezoning Met With Concern

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Greenwich Village Chelsea Rezoning  Map 100912 By Alissa Fleck Representatives from the Department of Education (DOE), the Community Education Council District 2 (CEC) and community members convened on Oct. 9 to discuss a proposed school district rezoning for Greenwich Village/Chelsea and Midtown East. The proposed Greenwich Village/Chelsea rezoning map, available on the CEC’s website, impacts current PS zones 3, 11, 41 [&hellip
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NYC Real Estate and Land Use Scorecard

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

map21-253x300 Rezoning New York City New York City has always been a city in flux, but in some ways it has been changing more quickly than usual under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Since he took office in 2002 the city has undertaken 115 rezonings encompassing 10,300 blocks, the most far-reaching effort of its kind across the five [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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

Swindler of UES Woman Indicted Philip Leopold, who is charged with grand larceny, forgery, falsifying business records and several other charges, was indicted this week for stealing over $1.6 million from an 85-year-old Upper East Side woman who is nearly blind, has hearing problems and other health issues. Leopold, who is 76, first met his [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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

Changes Proposed to UWS Retail Rezoning Earlier this week, the Department of City Planning proposed several modifications to the Upper West Side retail rezoning plan that is currently making its way through the Uniform Land Use Review Process. The proposal will limit the frontages of banks and restrict other retail spaces along parts of Amsterdam, [&hellip
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Rezoning Battle Rages on UWS

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

Dozens of supporters and a fair number of detractors showed up at Community Board 7’s meeting to express their views on the proposed retail rezoning initiative for the Upper West Side. The proposal from the City Planning Commission would limit storefront widths along certain sections of Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue, in an effort to encourage small individually-owned "mom and pop" shops and keep big banks and chain stores out
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REZONING OK’D

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

District 3’s Community Education Council has given the final go-ahead to the rezoning plan that has roiled the community. The Department of Education says the vote was essentially the last stroke to put the plan into execution for the 2009-10 school year. The plan, approved by a 7-1 margin at a Nov. 19 meeting, is [&hellip
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