Boulevard of Broken Bones: Riverside South Residents Demand Traffic Signals

June 17, 2010 by · 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

June 15, 2010 by · 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 »

Public Hearings Scheduled for Riverside Center

June 2, 2010 by · 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 »

Battle Over Upper West Side Mega-Development Begins

May 24, 2010 by · Comments Off on Battle Over Upper West Side Mega-Development Begins 

Extell’s Riverside Center project was certified by the city Planning Commission today, meaning the seven-month battle over the largest development proposal in the neighborhood is about to start. Read More / Comment »

Bill Would Make Developers Estimate Schoolkids

April 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

rosenthalThe city has underestimated how many children would flood into the Upper West Side from new  developments. That’s led to ridiculous waiting lists at local schools, with 125 Read More / Comment »

UWS Metro-North Station Plans Derailed

March 22, 2010 by · 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

March 18, 2010 by · 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 »

This Parking Lot Has a Big Future

October 10, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

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By Peggy Truong
Anxiety is building over the Extell Development Company’s plan to build five high-rises on the site of a parking lot overlooking the West Side Highway between 59th and 61st streets. Read More / Comment »

Upper West Side Train Station Plans Chugging Along

September 17, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

metronorthTrains  to New Haven, Conn. or Beacon, NY might be leaving an Upper West Side station in the not-too-distant future, as Metro-North has begun to study Read More / Comment »

Architect Compares Extell Plan to Public Housing

August 2, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

extell-coffeeCraig Whitaker, an architect and urban planner working for the Coalition for a Livable West Side, interspersed pictures of housing projects with drawings Read More / Comment »