Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

Community Education Council Discusses Hot Button Issues in District 3

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School located at 215 West 114th Street. The CEC brought together families, educators and Dept. of Ed. Chancellor Walcott to address pressing issues facing the school district A joint town hall meeting got heated last week as parents, educators and the District 3 Community Education Council (CEC 3) demanded answers from Chancellor Dennis Walcott and his team regarding a variety of issues [&hellip
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Tax Incentive Could Make UWS Greener

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Green Space A new bill would give building owners a tax credit for converting their concrete backyards into green space During major storms like hurricane Sandy, New York City is an easy target for flooding, because the area of impermeable surfaces, like concrete and asphalt, outweigh permeable surfaces, like grass, throughout the city. As a result, after [&hellip
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NYCHA Land Lease Plan Met With Disapproval

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

FDH Tenants and City Council members say NYCHA’s plan is moving too quickly and without transparency A plan by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to generate much-needed revenue through land leasing has been met with uproar from public housing tenants and elected officials. NYCHA’s land leasing plan involves eight different sites and 325,000 square [&hellip
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Martial Arts for All

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

WS_TaeKwonDo_AA Local teen entrepreneur teaches free taekwondo classes for kids By Vanesa Vennard In an underground dojo with blue and red padded floors, Will Breslau leads a group of kids through taekwondo training. The 6-foot-2 slender 17-year-old gives instructions on how to do a series of kicking motions and counts, hana, dhul, seht, neh. “Front kick, [&hellip
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Dept. of Ed Plays Russian Roulette with School Buildings

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Parents are outraged that the DOE can’t tell them which of two possible Upper West Side schools will be demolished and rebuilt The Upper West Side community has come down hard on the Department of Education for not communicating to the public about possibly demolishing and rebuilding P.S. 191 on West 61st Street, and P.S. [&hellip
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New Candidate in Upper West Side Council Race

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Noah Gotbaum Noah Gotbaum announced his city council candidacy By Joanna Fantozzi Noah Gotbaum, former president of District 3’s Community Education Council, has announced that he is pulling out of the race for public advocate, and is instead running for the City Council seat in District 6 to replace Gale Brewer The decision, he said, was one [&hellip
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