Posts Tagged ‘upper east side’

Saving Historic Park Avenue

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

Park Avenue may be one of the most recognizable stretches of real estate in the world, and some Upper East Side residents are clamoring to keep it that way. With the recent purchase of two adjoining pre-Civil War properties by a developer and rumors of demolition circling, preservation advocates are reviving a campaign they’ve been [&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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Local Dem Leader Joins Hunt For Lappin’s Seat

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

The latest candidate to jump into the race for the Upper East Side’s 5th Council District didn’t count on entering New York City politics. Growing up in a conservative-leaning area of Long Island, raised in a Republican family and living in various cities around the country, Domenico Minerva wasn’t always certain where his liberal, Democratic [&hellip
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Candidates for 4th Council District Emerge

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

While none have officially declared their candidacies or filed paperwork with the state, several people’s names have been circulating as potential candidates for Council Member Garodnick’s 4th district seat. Garodnick has officially confirmed his run for comptroller. Community Board 6 chair Mark Thompson has confirmed that he’ll be filing for a campaign committee shortly. “I’m [&hellip
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Local Democratic Leader Mulls Runs for City Council

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

David Menegon via LinkedIn David Menegon, president of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club, is considering a run for the Upper East Side’s 5th district city council seat, Our Town has learned. The bid for the council seat, currently held by Jessica Lappin, who is very likely running for Manhattan Borough President, has already attracted three declared candidates – NYU [&hellip
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It’s ‘Academic’ As Prof Runs for Lappin Seat

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

Hill Krishnan may be the only candidate for City Council who can speak with equal passion about his theories on national military spending and the fusion of disco moves with traditional Indian dancing. A search for him on YouTube will reveal Krishnan asking U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron about the British government’s commitment to nonproliferation [&hellip
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Landmarking Yorkville’s German Past

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

  Late last month, the LPC met to hear testimony about the historic building, which it described as “an elegant Italian renaissance revival-style structure.” The Yorkville Bank, which was established in 1893 by German stockholders, first operated out of an office on Third Avenue and East 85th Street. In 1905, they commissioned Robert Maynicke, a [&hellip
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