Developer Makes Changes In ‘Poor Door’ Design

Written by Jennifer Peltz on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Following an outcry from the public and elected officials, an Upper West Side developer is giving affordable-rate tenants more access A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday. The retooled [&hellip
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Landlord Probed For Forcing Tenants Out

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

The state announced last week that its Tenant Protection Unit is targeting a landlord for forcing Asian-Americans out of their rent-regulated apartments Chinatown The state’s Tenant Protection Unit said Wednesday that a major New York City landlord was under investigation over allegations it forced Asian-American tenants to leave their rent-regulated apartments. State Protection for Tenants [&hellip
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Mapping Unequal Access on the U.W.S.

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Five properties bar rent stabilized tenants from using certain amenities Upper West Side The Upper West Side has found itself at the epicenter of a growing debate over how rent stabilized tenants are treated compared to their market rate neighbors. The approval last month of Extell Development’s plan to include a separate entrance — or [&hellip
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LETTER: Car Owners Are Part of the Problem

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

A fellow Manhattanite and car owner says that personal vehicles are a luxury and not entitled to parking spots By G.R., West 95th Street As I was reading J.B.’s letter in the August 21st edition (“The Never-Ending Fight for Parking”), I couldn’t help notice he lives on E. 89th Street. This is close to the [&hellip
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Moey the Lost Dog Returns Home

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

In June, the Falk family’s beloved pooch was stolen off the street — now he’s returned to his family A lot of people told Yelena Falk that she should give up on finding her family’s lost dog, Moey. But the Falks’ sad story has an improbably happy ending, thanks to persistence, hope, some vigilant New [&hellip
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Making Happy Meals into Healthier Meals

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

East Side councilman wants fast food restaurants to serve healthier fare in exchange for the ability to give away toys to kids Happy Meals might soon need to get healthy. Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos introduced legislation last week that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys. The bill, which is [&hellip
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