Make a Wise Choice for Preservation

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

Op-Ed By Kelly Carroll, Director of Preservation, Landmark West! Mayor de Blasio has the opportunity to forge a new direction in landmark preservation through his choice of a new Chairperson. It is long past time to end the tired debates between aggressive developers trashing the landmark process on the one hand, and old-time preservationists trying [&hellip
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Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

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

   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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Dear Margaret

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit

On a recent cold night in the city, a friend and I called for a cab using an iPhone app. The app confirmed that a taxi was en route and would be arriving in 6 minutes. After about 2 minutes had passed, an available cab drove by and we quickly decided to flag it down [&hellip
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To The Editor:

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

While your article “Congregation vs. Community” by Megan Bungeroth captured very well the complexity of the issue of landmarking and religious congregations, the cover at least on the West Side Spirit may have created serious misunderstanding in a very delicate time. The large photo of West-Park under those dramatic words would leave anyone who only [&hellip
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Making Bodegas the Bad Guys?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit

I am truly confused by your article on pre-cut produce. The incident that gave rise to the article occurred at the West Side Market on B’way and 97th. So why did the article target bodegas? Would it not have made far more sense – and be far more appropriately informative to your readers – to [&hellip
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Real Uses for Plastic Bags

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit

Re: Adam Janos’s article on plastic bags (“Charging for Plastic,” August 29, page 1) I see no mention of an obvious point: don’t people use plastic bags to throw out their wet garbage? I certainly use the bags I get from the supermarket to put such garbage out and it is later gathered with other [&hellip
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To the Editor

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit

Re: The Most Rat-Infested Blocks on the Upper West Side, Adam Janos, West Side Spirit, Thursday, August 22, 1023 In last week’s article on rats and the recent street tree pit pilot project, my office along with Community Board 7, NYC Department of Health, and NYC Department of Parks is sponsoring, the reporter does not [&hellip
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Going to the Dogs?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit

I am glad that more attention is being drawn to the off-leash and pooper-scooper violations situation. On my block, West 87th between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue (the gateway to the West 87th St. dog-run) it is an every day occurrence. Effective enforcement is nonexistent. The Dept. of Sanitation is tasked with writing pooper-scooper [&hellip
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