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De Blasio, Cuomo Close Ranks Behind Benjamin in State Senate Race

De Blasio, Cuomo Close Ranks Behind Benjamin in State Senate Race

BY JACKSON CHEN | Brian Benjamin, the Democratic Party’s candidate for State Senate District 30, has secured Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s endorsements with just days left before the special election on May 23. Benjamin, a real estate developer and chair of Community Board 10, is looking to build on his years […]

Car Plows Into Times Square Crowd, Killing One, Injuring 22

Car Plows Into Times Square Crowd, Killing One, Injuring 22

BY JACKSON CHEN | One person was killed and at least 22 injured in Times Square after a driver plowed through the crowds on the pedestrian plaza at around noon on May 18, officials said. An 18-year-old woman died at the scene, and the 22 injured people, who suffered broken bones and other traumatic injuries, were […]

Parents Demand Seats in Upper East Side Pre-K “Desert”

Parents Demand Seats in Upper East Side Pre-K “Desert”

BY JACKSON CHEN | Each day, Irina Goldman consults a printout of local schools and their contact information. Going down the list, she calls or emails them to find out if there’s any movement on the several Upper East Side pre-kindergarten programs that her four-year-old daughter has been waitlisted for. And the schools’ responses are […]

Garodnick’s Would-Be Successors Courting the Political Clubs

Garodnick’s Would-Be Successors Courting the Political Clubs

BY JACKSON CHEN | Competition for the City Council District 4 seat that is being vacated after this fall’s election has attracted more than half a million dollars in fundraising spread across a dozen eager candidates. With the district represented since 2006 by Dan Garodnick, who now faces term limits, those vying to succeed him […]

UES Seawall Collapse Spotlights Esplanade Decay

UES Seawall Collapse Spotlights Esplanade Decay

BY JACKSON CHEN | After a recent heavy rainfall caused a seawall collapse on the East River Esplanade inside Carl Schurz Park, Upper East Siders are saying the mishap is a glaring example of the waterfront promenade’s overall deterioration. According to the Department of Parks and Recreation, the downpour on May 5 worsened the compromised state […]

City Embraces Public Say on Garment District Future

City Embraces Public Say on Garment District Future

BY JACKSON CHEN | To weave more public input into the proposed Garment District zoning change, the city on May 10 announced the creation of a steering committee that would review the controversial proposal and offer its recommendations. The Garment District rezoning plan was first presented during a Community Board 5 meeting in March. Initiated by […]

New CB8 Push to Name John Jay Pool for Henry Stern

New CB8 Push to Name John Jay Pool for Henry Stern

BY JACKSON CHEN | Community Board 8 is doubling down on its request to rename the pool in John Jay Park after Henry Stern, the second-longest-serving commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation, despite the city’s rejection of the idea earlier this year. During a May 4 CB8 Parks Committee meeting, members unanimously passed a […]

GPS Now Required on Construction Cranes

GPS Now Required on Construction Cranes

BY COLIN MIXSON | Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 10 signed into law a bill sponsored by Manhattan City Councilmember Margaret Chin requiring city cranes to be outfitted with tracking devices, the first legislative step in the city’s continuing crackdown on the towering construction devices and their crews following the tragic crane collapse in […]

Amid Proliferation Fears, UWS Skyscraper Challenged

Amid Proliferation Fears, UWS Skyscraper Challenged

BY JACKSON CHEN | Even as skyscraper construction creeps further north in Midtown, neighborhood organizations are taking a stand against what could be the tallest building on the Upper West Side by filing a formal zoning challenge. At 668 feet tall and rising more than 50 stories, the proposed building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue would […]

New York’s Thumbs Down on President’s Homecoming

New York’s Thumbs Down on President’s Homecoming

BY JACKSON CHEN | For President Donald Trump’s first homecoming visit to New York City, protestors welcomed him with vocal resistance that flanked him every which way. During his brief May 4 stop in the city, Trump met with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid to honor the 75th anniversary of a […]

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