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Court, Fines Fail to Bring Landlord to Heel

Court, Fines Fail to Bring Landlord to Heel

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The repairs are still not done. The city has levied fines and charges that total more than $151,000, a Housing Court judge mandated seven months ago that repairs be completed within 30 days, and yet longtime tenant Cathy Levan is still waiting for her home to be habitable. “It’s been such […]

Protected Bike Lane Pitched at Queensboro Approach

Protected Bike Lane Pitched at Queensboro Approach

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A nine-block stretch of Second Ave. requires that cyclists heading downtown merge with vehicles speeding down the avenue to eventually turn left onto the Queensboro Bridge. The stretch — often dubbed the Second Avenue gap — lacks protected bike lanes between 59th and 68th Sts. But now, the city Department of […]

Crosstown Bike Lanes Remain CB8 Flashpoint

Crosstown Bike Lanes Remain CB8 Flashpoint

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In a flashback to Community Board 8 meetings from two years ago, the board’s divisions over crosstown bike lanes reemerged on Monday night. After the board couldn’t agree back in 2016 on what Upper East Side crosstown lanes were acceptable, the Department of Transportation returned this week to propose two new pairs […]

DOT Proposals Peddle More Protected Bike Lanes

DOT Proposals Peddle More Protected Bike Lanes

BY MION EDWARDS | Cyclists and pedestrians in the upper westernmost territory of Community Board 4 (CB4) coverage could be looking at a safer travel route, in the form of two proposed protected bike lanes. Taking place at the Hotel Trades Council on W. 44th St., June 20’s monthly meeting of the CB4 Transportation Planning […]

St. Bart’s Air Rights Fuel JPMorgan Megatower

St. Bart’s Air Rights Fuel JPMorgan Megatower

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | JPMorgan Chase & Co. is expected to buy 50,000 square feet of development air rights from Midtown’s St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church — with the option to purchase another 505,000 square feet. The deal comes several months after the company announced it would be demolishing its 52-story building at 270 Park Ave. […]

Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | There is a new member of the Hudson Guild family. On Mon., July 2, Hudson Guild took over the operation of the Polly Dodge Center at 538 W. 55th St. (btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) from the YWCA. “Recently, the YWCA decided to no longer operate the Polly Dodge Center […]

In Kavanaugh, Progressives Fear Right’s Agenda

In Kavanaugh, Progressives Fear Right’s Agenda

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While Donald Trump nominated a conservative to fill the seat on the US Supreme Court left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement just 12 days before that he would retire, he selected a federal appeals court judge who is less of a firebrand and more of a longtime functionary in official […]

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

BY WINNIE McCROY | With reverence for history and in high spirits for the occasion meant to mark it, a crowd of 200 gathered on the morning of Thurs., June 28 for a dedication ceremony unveiling a plaque to honor civil and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin (1912–1987). In addition to community groups and elected […]

City Greenlights Sutton Place Megatower

City Greenlights Sutton Place Megatower

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A city agency has given the go-ahead to developers building a 64-story tower on the Upper East Side. The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) decision arrives after years of advocacy against the tower — including a community-based rezoning effort led by the East River 50s Alliance (ERFA) in an attempt to […]

A Boost for Moms Running for Office

A Boost for Moms Running for Office

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A Federal Election Commission (FEC) decision to allow a congressional candidate to use campaign funds to pay for childcare services has inspired some city councilmembers to make that decision a reality in New York City elections. Upper East Side Councilmember Keith Powers and Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo of Brooklyn have introduced legislation […]

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