Ruling Puts Proposed Sliver Building’s Fate in Jeopardy

by - July 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm - - Comments Off on Ruling Puts Proposed Sliver Building’s Fate in Jeopardy

The Board of Standards and Appeals changed its mind on Tuesday, making it less likely that a brownstone at 330 West 86th Street will be demolished to make way for an ultrathin 17-story building. Read More / Comment »

Boulevard of Broken Bones: Riverside South Residents Demand Traffic Signals

by - June 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm - - 4 Comments

An eight-block stretch of Riverside Boulevard doesn’t have a single stoplight, and residents there say it’s becoming one of the most dangerous streets in the city. Now, a dispute over who should pay for traffic signals and speed bumps has created a nasty menage-a-trois of competing interests involving the city and two Read More / Comment »

Riverside Center Brings Out Upper West Side’s Deepest Anxieties

by - June 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm - - 2 Comments

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Community Board 7 held its first public hearing on Riverside Center on Tuesday and presented a counter-proposal to Extell Development Company’s plans to build five towers along the Hudson River between 59th and 61st Streets. Read More / Comment »

Very Skinny Condo Building on West 86th Wins Approval

by - May 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm - - Comments Off on Very Skinny Condo Building on West 86th Wins Approval

A developer has been wanting to build a 17-story building on a 20-foot-wide plot of land on 86th Street for the past decade. A couple of weeks ago, he received approval to do so from Read More / Comment »

Mom & Pop Stores Could be Displaced by Redevelopment

by - May 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm - - 4 Comments

columbus house1The owners of 95 West 95th Street want to redevelop the bottom two floors of the apartment building with new commercial and community space, but neighbors are upset that they could lose the small stores that are there now. Read More / Comment »

West Park Church Hearing Raucous But Constructive

by - April 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm - - Comments Off on West Park Church Hearing Raucous But Constructive

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More than 60 speakers testified before the City Council’s Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses Tuesday morning about the landmark Read More / Comment »

Landmarks Showdown! History, Money, and Power Collide in Church Battle

by - April 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm - - Comments Off on Landmarks Showdown! History, Money, and Power Collide in Church Battle

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This Tuesday at 11 a.m., a City Council committee will consider whether to designate West Park Presbyterian Church on 86th Street as a landmark, and local activists on both sides are expected to pack the room. Westside Independent Writer Matthew Huisman took a look at the church’s history, and the stakes involved. Read More / Comment »

Preservationists Fight “Elitist” Tennis Bubble

by - March 26, 2010 at 11:01 am - - 2 Comments

tennisAt first, when the parks department announced it wanted to put a bubble over the tennis courts in Central Park so people could play comfortably in winter,  much of the opposition came from recreational tennis players upset about Read More / Comment »

UWS Metro-North Station Plans Derailed

by - March 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm - - 1 Comment

metronorthOne of the big perks that the proposed Riverside Center development at West 59th Street was expected to have was a new Metro-North train station. Those plans, however, have fallen apart because the train tracks Read More / Comment »

Extell Unveils New (Improved?) Riverside Center

by - March 18, 2010 at 12:56 am - - 2 Comments

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Extell Development Company showed the public its new design on Wednesday for Riverside Center, the biggest development proposal in the neighborhood, and one of the biggest in the city. It’s got five towers with at least 2,500 apartments, 210,000 square feet of retail, a hotel, a movie Read More / Comment »

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