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Time for Council Action on Tenant Harassment

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  | You can’t swing a dead cat in Manhattan without hitting a politician willing to denounce President Donald Trump in no uncertain terms. Among the justified knocks on the new White House occupant is that his agenda will have a corrosive impact on the faith Americans place in the power of government to […]

Seniors Demand Second Ave Select Bus Service at East 72nd

Seniors Demand Second Ave Select Bus Service at East 72nd

BY JACKSON CHEN | Upper East Side residents are pressing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to upgrade the M15’s East 72nd Street local stops into Select Bus Service for the area’s senior citizen population. With the Second Avenue Subway finally online, the MTA will restore the avenue’s bus stops out of commission due to the new line’s […]

Critics Scramble Again to Halt Tower at 88th & Third

Critics Scramble Again to Halt Tower at 88th & Third

BY JACKSON CHEN | A planned 32-story residential development near the corner of East 88th Street and Third Avenue has received a green light from the city’s Department of Buildings for its revised plans, but elected officials and a neighborhood advocacy group are not backing down. Carnegie Hill Neighbors, joined by City Councilmember Ben Kallos, Borough President […]

East 90th Street Pier Is UES’ Latest Park

East 90th Street Pier Is UES’ Latest Park

BY JACKSON CHEN | A patch of just over 3,000 square feet of park space has been added to the Upper East Side as the East 90th Street Pier opens for year-round public use. In past years, the pier has intermittently served as a ferry stop for trips to either Yankee Stadium or Wall Street, but […]

Select Bus Service Coming to 79th Street

Select Bus Service Coming to 79th Street

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Metropolitan Transit Authority is looking to bring select bus service (SBS) to the M79, a route that serves 18,000 passengers every day with what riders describe as lackluster service, by spring of next year. The M79 route that traverses 79th Street from East End Avenue to Riverside Drive is often plagued with […]

Parks Department Now Open to Returning Queensboro Oval to Public Control

Parks Department Now Open to Returning Queensboro Oval to Public Control

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Department of Parks and Recreation paused its plans to issue a request for proposals for a private vendor to manage the city’s Queensboro Oval Park on York Avenue, between East 59th and 60th Streets. At a Community Board 8 Parks Committee meeting on September 8, the parks department informed the community […]

Pols Rally to Holmes Residents Unhappy Over Park Loss

Pols Rally to Holmes Residents Unhappy Over Park Loss

BY JACKSON CHEN | Politicians are rallying behind the residents of Holmes Towers who object to the city creating a 50-50 affordable housing/ market-rate apartment complex on the site of a children’s playground at the Upper East Side public housing facility. Elected officials joined Holmes residents and representatives of the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center and Community […]

UES Push to Honor Henry Stern Sooner Rather than Later

UES Push to Honor Henry Stern Sooner Rather than Later

BY JACKSON CHEN | In a move that would preempt traditional practice for dedicating park facilities in New York City, residents and elected officials on the Upper East Side are pressing to rename the pool in John Jay Park after Henry Stern, the former longtime commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation. During a September […]

Parks Department, Community at Loggerheads on Queensboro Oval’s Future

Parks Department, Community at Loggerheads on Queensboro Oval’s Future

BY JACKSON CHEN | Community Board 8 and elected officials are gearing up for a battle to take back Queensboro Oval for full-time public use even as the Department of Parks and Recreation made clear its intention to issue a request for proposals for continued private management of the park land. Representatives of the Department of […]

Push to Move Citi Bike Dock Out of Pedestrian-Free UES Block

Push to Move Citi Bike Dock Out of Pedestrian-Free UES Block

BY JACKSON CHEN | Community Board 8 has requested the relocation of a Citi Bike docking station on a portion of East 91st Street that is vehicle-free and frequented by many elderly and disabled residents. Community Board 8’s Transportation Committee had earlier approved the docking station’s location as part of a bundle of new sites for […]

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