Two Arrested for Burglary

Written by admin on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, News West Side Spirit

Two people were arrested Feb. 17 after burglarizing an apartment on West 83rd Street, between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue. At 10:30 a.m., police saw 46-year-old Jimmy Sharpe and his 16-year-old male accomplice casing several apartment buildings. While the teen acted as lookout, police said they saw Sharpe push open the door of the [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Hostel Takeover: Violations, Landlord Questions on W. 107th St.

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Mark Hersh is notorious among tenant and affordable housing activists. In 1990, the Village Voice called him one of the city’s worst landlords for wielding a baseball bat to scare his tenants, an incident that earned him the nickname “West Side Batman.” In 2002, a representative from the Goddard Riverside SRO Law Project told Community [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

Duane Wants Early Board 7 Bike Lane Review

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

With many community leaders on board for the new protected bicycle lanes planned for Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, State Sen. Tom Duane wants the Department of Transportation to release the plan for full public review sooner than usual. Duane sent a Feb. 9 letter to the department, signed by other West Side elected officials, asking [&hellip
[ read more... ]

4 Comments

Rep. Maloney: No Regrets

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Near-blizzard conditions may have kept Rep. Carolyn Maloney from Washington, D.C., but the weather did not deter her from a morning interview on MSNBC, or a visit to Manhattan Media’s offices later that day. The eight-term Congresswoman stopped by to talk about her latest legislative accomplishments, primary elections and what she’s been reading. By the [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..