Posts Tagged ‘Scott Stringer’

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Reduced Penalty for Public Possession of Marijuana

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

Cuomo seeks to loosen marijuana policies, while some lawmakers call proposal too lenient By Paul Bisceglio Get caught with a joint hidden in your pocket in New York and you get a fine. Get caught with a joint tucked behind your ear or lit in your hand and you get arrested. Concealed possession of 25 [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

800px-Fingerprint_scanner_identification Manhattan Borough Board Unanimously Passes DREAM Act On Thursday, May 17, members of the Manhattan Borough Board unanimously approved New York State DREAM legislation, a number of bills promoting higher education and civic engagement opportunities for students in New York City neighborhoods, regardless of their immigration status. New York City’s immigrant population, the largest of [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter Citywide Pols React Negatively to Planned Implementation of Secure Communities Program This week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, along with several members of the City Council, held a press conference demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) halt the activation of Secure Communities in New York City. According to a press release from the [&hellip
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Trash Talk: Mayoral candidates weigh in on East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station

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

By Jon Lentz Manhattan’s East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station has long divided people into two camps. Next year it may divide the candidates running for mayor of New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials who don’t live near the defunct facility on the Upper East Side have [&hellip
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Local Pols Fight Secure Communities Program

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News

This week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, along with several members of the City Council, held a press conference demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) halt the activation of Secure Communities in New York City. According to a press release from the City Council, Secure Communities requires fingerprints taken by local law enforcement [&hellip
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Former Mayoral Candidate Mark Greens Plans to Endorse Julie Menin for BP

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 14, 2012: Former mayoral candidate Mark Green is planning to endorse Manhattan Borough president candidate Julie Menin, the Community Board 1 chairwoman who says she’ll run for BP if Scott Stringer leaves the seat vacant in 2013. Green, who met Menin when he was president of Air America, also plans to host [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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NYU Expansion Hearing Brings Public Concerns to Light

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The CPC's Public Hearing on the NYU Expansion (Sexton Plan) drew the full attention of the maximum capacity auditorium at the Museum of the American Indian. by Mike Vidafar Borough President’s Compromise Not Enough to Sway Public Opinion On Wed. afternoon (4/25), the City Planning Commission (CPC) held a public hearing at the Museum of the American Indian to hear both concerns and support over the NYU Sexton Plan – a project that would radically expand the NYU campus over a [&hellip
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Night of 1,000 Electeds at East 60s Meeting

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

Last Sunday, dozens of Upper East Siders braved the icy rain to attend the annual East Sixties Neighborhood Association (ESNA) meeting, coming together to hear from a slew of elected officials and talk about the big issues facing their neighborhood in the coming year. City Council Members Jessica Lappin (who reps the eastern portion of [&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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