The big story in this week’s Our TownÂ (pick up a copy in the neighborhood!) is all about the East Side Esplanade – what’s wrong with it and how it can be fixed: Esplanade Emergency.
While fixing the esplanade is part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg"s â€œVision 2020: The New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, a proposal released last year to revitalize the city"s waterfront, many residents and community groups feel it is too far off.
â€œI don"t know what they are waiting for, said Steadford Virgil, who rides his bike along the esplanade daily. â€œSome of these potholes have been here since last winter.
We also report on the safety of the concrete used in the Second Avenue subway construction, a landlord with a shady history who politicians say is harassing his tenants, and what art handlers on strike at famous auction house Sotheby’s really do behind the scenes.
And we’re debuting a new column, called Tapped In: Notes from the Neighborhood. It’s a collection of newsy tidbits and goings-on from around the Upper East Side. Tell us what you think, and if you have any tips for us, email the editor at email@example.com.
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