Posts Tagged ‘Scott Stringer’

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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Siders Applaud MTA Repair Plan Upper East Side City Council Member Jessica Lappin released the results of a transit survey this week that finds that an overwhelming majority of constituents are happy with the MTA’s new Fastrack subway maintenance system. The Fastrack program replaced the old system of closing down subway stations for several [&hellip
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Jewish Home and Fracking in Hot Seat at UWS Town Hall

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

More than 100 residents turned out for an Upper West Side town hall meeting July 19, where Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community pressed Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing city agencies on such issues as the [&hellip
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Vacant 13th St. Building to Become Bea Arthur Residence for L.G.B.T. Youth

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

BEa Arhtur house The Cooper Square Committee and the Ali Forney Center were awarded $3 million by the city council and an additional $300,000 by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer last week to transform a vacant and three-story building on 13th Street into a shelter for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths. “Homeless LGBT youth, most of [&hellip
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Winners & Losers List: This Week’s Political Topdogs and Duds

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Julie Menin speaking at an event last year. Photo courtesy of PMC. WINNERS Charles Rangel - The octogenarian congressman can finally exhale after his primary challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, conceded for a second time amid ballot irregularities. It is unclear whether Rangel will consider running again in 2014, and Adam Clayton Powell IV is already calling dibs on the seat, but the veteran lawmaker will certainly relish [&hellip
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East Village and LES Historic District Moves Forward

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

JamesKelleher_GVSHP_(KateBostock-R,LeslieMason-L,GVSHPTrustees)IMG_6946 Landmarking in downtown neighborhoods has surprising opposition from local churches The city’s preservationists marched downtown last Tuesday to make their voices heard at a Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on the proposal to create an East Village and Lower East Side Historic District. Landowners, locals and political representatives flooded the ninth floor of City Hall [&hellip
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Squeeze on Middle Class Tightens Uptown

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

Lack of new development and its popularity has incresed ents in the neighborhood, forcing some middle class families from the Upper West Side. Photo by James Kelleher. The Upper West Side has become known as a bastion of middle-class life, a family-centric haven that, while not cheap, offers an attainable life in Manhattan for average people. But over the past few years, as the economy slowly recovers, middle-class residents are increasingly finding themselves squeezed out of their beloved neighborhood. “We see it [&hellip
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Scott Stringer’s Campaign Office Broken Into

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

stringer-200x300 A spokeswoman for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s office confirmed that his 2013 campaign office was broken into over the weekend. “Sometime this weekend, a break-in occurred at Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s campaign office,” spokeswoman Audrey Gelman wrote in an email. “The police are investigating and the campaign staff is fully cooperating with the [&hellip
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VIDEO: Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Proclaims a Day in Honor of Justin Bieber

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

Photo courtesy of City & State Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is a Belieber. He met the pop sensation at J&R Music World across from City Hall Park to proclaim today “Justin Bieber J&R Appreciation day in the borough of Manhattan.” Bieber is in town after a concert he had last night at the Apollo Theater. Outside the store, hundreds of [&hellip
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Scott Stringer: It’s Time to Put the Cuffs on Stop-and-Frisk

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, On Topic OTDT, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Father’s Day march to reform NYPD policy By Scott M. Stringer During recent years, the NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk has become one of the defining civil rights issues of our time. Across the five boroughs, New Yorkers are calling for reform of a strategy that overwhelmingly targets people of color and divides our city. We [&hellip
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In First Forum, Mayoral Contendors Slam Bloombergs Minority and Women Business Policy

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

The six 2013 New York City mayoral candidates appeared together on stage for the first time this afternoon at a forum sponsored by City & State — and were largely in agreement that the Bloomberg administration had failed in its efforts to provide more city contracting opportunities to women and minority-owned businesses. The forum was [&hellip
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