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Even With de Blasio as Broker, Two Sides Far Apart on West 97th Street Nursing Home

Even With de Blasio as Broker, Two Sides Far Apart on West 97th Street Nursing Home

BY JACKSON CHEN | Amidst an ongoing battle between opposing parties regarding a controversial nursing home project on West 97th Street, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration have for some time been quietly working to broker a solution acceptable to both sides. Healthcare nonprofit Jewish Home Lifecare is trying to move forward on a 20-story […]

JHL Nursing Home Critics Allege City, State Conflicts of Interest

JHL Nursing Home Critics Allege City, State Conflicts of Interest

BY JACKSON CHEN | With Mayor Bill de Blasio having offered his administration’s legal support in favor of a 20-story nursing home project, some Upper West Side residents are raising new ethical questions about the proposed West 97th Street development. Next door to an elementary school and several senior housing complexes, the project site has faced […]

City Sides With UWS Nursing Home Development Despite Lead Concerns

City Sides With UWS Nursing Home Development Despite Lead Concerns

BY JACKSON CHEN | Mayor Bill de Blasio has now injected the city into a lengthy legal battle by coming down on the side of a nursing home development proposed for West 97th Street that has significant neighborhood opposition. Meanwhile, the state attorney general’s attempt to file a brief in the case, which came well past […]

State Declines to Appeal Order to Redo UWS Nursing Home Environmental Review

State Declines to Appeal Order to Redo UWS Nursing Home Environmental Review

BY JACKSON CHEN | New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman let a February 1 deadline pass without filing an appeal of a State Supreme Court ruling that called for more environmental review of a proposed 20-story nursing home on the Upper West Side. While opponents of Jewish Home Lifecare’s proposed nursing home development on West […]