Letter: Commuting By River On The West Side

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

After turning its back on the waterfront for nearly a century, New York City is beginning to face and embrace the rivers that built our city. Nowhere is this transformation happening faster than on Manhattan’s far West Side, where Hudson Yards will employ and house tens of thousands of new workers and residents. The city [&hellip
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Letter: View From The Bicycle

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’m a bicyclist who sympathizes with pedestrians angry about bike lanes. Too many riders enter crowded crosswalks against the light, ride against traffic, and endanger pedestrians and motorists through carelessness. But the bike lanes aren’t the problem. The carelessness is, and it’s not exclusive to bicyclists. Every day I see pedestrians walk not only into [&hellip
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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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Letters To The Editor

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

Thanks for your story on our new community board leader. The biggest issue for residents that not one person has mentioned is the trash/litter problem on the West Side. There are many simple solutions to this problem that are not being implemented. This is much easier to solve than finding affordable housing. As a new [&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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