Chinese Restaurant Thrilled for Elena Kagan’s Support

by - July 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm - - Comments Off on Chinese Restaurant Thrilled for Elena Kagan’s Support

IMG_4979Ivy’s Chinese Restaurant on 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue is a proud supporter of Elena Kagan, the Upper West Sider who Read More / Comment »

Wine Bar Proposal Passed Over Loud Opposition

by - June 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm - - 21 Comments

A community board committee approved plans for a new wine bar on the corner of 62nd Street and Central Park West despite hours worth of loud objections from the people who live in the landmark building where it’s supposed to go. Read More / Comment »

Odds Appear Stacked Against Wine Bar at 25 CPW

by - June 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm - - 17 Comments

A Community Board 7 committee will decide on Wednesday night whether to approve a liquor license application for a wine bar and cafe at 25 Central Park West. The fight over the bar has already taken on an epic quality. Read More / Comment »

Protected Bike Lanes Coming to Columbus Avenue

by - June 2, 2010 at 2:06 am - - 3 Comments

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

Columbus Avenue will be redesigned this summer to allow for a protected bike lane along the East side of the street from 96th to 77th Streets, creating a barrier between traffic and bicycles as well as concrete pedestrian islands on some blocks. Read More / Comment »

City Council Designates West Park Presbyterian a Landmark

by - May 13, 2010 at 1:02 am - - Comments Off on City Council Designates West Park Presbyterian a Landmark

westpark2West Park Presbyterian, the church at 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue that has had church members and preservationists at each others’ throats for months is now a landmark, courtesy of Read More / Comment »

Native Upper West Sider Nominated to Supreme Court

by - May 10, 2010 at 9:26 am - - 3 Comments

Elena_Kagan_2Elena Kagan, who was nominated on Monday to fill Justice John Paul Stevens’ seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, grew up on 75th Street and West End Avenue. Kagan’s Upper West Side upbringing could become 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

westpark2By Elizabeth Wu

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 »

Nadler Explains Obamacare, and Why He Almost Voted No

by - April 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm - - 1 Comment

nadler4Upper West Side Congressman Jerry Nadler made a rare appearance at the Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday night, and he used the opportunity to talk about the new health care law and why Read More / Comment »

Sketchy UWS Super Catches Chuck Schumer’s Attention

by - February 22, 2010 at 12:56 am - - Comments Off on Sketchy UWS Super Catches Chuck Schumer’s Attention

schumerU.S. Senator Chuck Schumer came to the Upper West Side on Sunday to talk about a bill he’s introducing that would make building superintendents convicted of sexual offenses disclose their crimes to the building Read More / Comment »

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