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 »

Wine Bar on 62nd Passes, But Lawyers are Circling

by - July 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm - - Comments Off on Wine Bar on 62nd Passes, But Lawyers are Circling

A proposal for a wine bar on the ground floor of 25 Central Park West made it through the gauntlet of the Community Board on Tuesday night, but lawyers hired to fight the bar have opened a new legal challenge that could sink the plan. Read More / Comment »

Urban Outfitters Creating Fake Upper West Side. Really.

by - June 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm - - 3 Comments

The Urban Outfitters slated to open in August on 100th Street and Broadway won’t look like a traditional Urban Outfitters. Instead, the guy designing the store is going to recreate Read More / Comment »

Brewer Holding Fundraiser for West-Park Presbyterian

by - June 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm - - Comments Off on Brewer Holding Fundraiser for West-Park Presbyterian

westpark2Gale Brewer is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday night for West-Park Presbyterian, the 120-year-old church at 86th and Amsterdam that became a landmark in May over the objections of its congregation. Read More / Comment »

Boulevard of Broken Bones: Riverside South Residents Demand Traffic Signals

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

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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 »

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 »

Rent Barack Obama’s Old UWS Apartment for $1,900

by - June 8, 2010 at 10:02 am - - 1 Comment

obama aptBarack Obama lived on the Upper West Side while he was going to Columbia in an apartment at 42 West 109th Street and now that apartment is up for rent Read More / Comment »

Community Groups Mobilize Against “Sliver Building” on 86th

by - June 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm - - 2 Comments

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330 West 86th now (left) and the proposed building (right).

An extremely skinny building proposed for 330 West 86th Street that won approval from a city board in April is now drawing opposition from some local community groups and politicians. Read More / Comment »

Public Hearings Scheduled for Riverside Center

by - June 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm - - Comments Off on Public Hearings Scheduled for Riverside Center

Looking down at the site of the proposed development.

Looking down at the site of the proposed development.

Community Board 7 has two months to review Riverside Center, the massive development proposed for 59th to 61st Streets, and it wants as much community input as possible. The board has scheduled five hearings to explain the project and get community input. The first one is Thursday night. Read More / Comment »

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