When One Percent Matters

Written by Alejandro Menjivar on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The Rent Guidelines Board voted to increase stabilized rents by one percent, in defiance of calls for a rent freeze as well as higher rates pushed by landlords Upper West Side On June, 23rd the Rent Guidelines Board made a very unpopular decision. The state board, which determines the rates at which rent stabilized leases [&hellip
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Feeling Left Out Of Pride Week

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

Despite the big crowds, not everyone felt part of the celebration New York City celebrated Gay Pride with the support of a crowd of approximately 1 million people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. But not everyone downtown was in on the celebration. Kelsey Harrison is an openly gay woman who said [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Dirty Truth

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

The city’s own rules should prevent the building of the trash transfer station at East 91st Street By Suzanne Grosso Yorkville It is offensive that politicians and special interest groups falsely denounce me as an “environmental racist” because I oppose the construction of a waste transfer station at East 91st Street in Yorkville. But it [&hellip
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Family Pride

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

For the second time ever, Pride Week is hosting a Family Night, and increasingly catering to young children By Catherine Ellsberg & Manny Valdez West Village Pride hits the streets of New York this week, and the regular schedule of rallying, marching, dancing, celebrating and parading will be updated to include the littlest LGBTQ allies. [&hellip
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New Food Markets Downtown

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

Three markets are bringing fresh meat and produce to downtown neighborhoods As the residential population downtown continues to swell, the community demand for fresh local food is higher than ever. Here are three markets coming this summer in the downtown area: Night Market on Water Street Thursday, July 19th 4 – 8 p.m. 2 Coenties [&hellip
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West Siders Won’t Be Moved

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

Elderly residents on the U.W.S. protest Salvation Army plan to move them to East Harlem By Daniel Fitzsimmons Upper West Side Elected officials and residents of The Williams on the Upper West Side came out en masse to protest the Salvation Army’s plan to move them to East Harlem. “We’re all surprised, taken aback, and [&hellip
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