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CRDC Hears Strong Argument for NY Health Act

CRDC Hears Strong Argument for NY Health Act

BY DONATHAN SALKALN  |  Life seems to revolve around insurance companies. They’re everywhere. After Sandy, this writer even had nightmares about them. That’s what made New York State Assembly’s Chair, Committee on Health, Richard Gottfried’s “Single-Payer” discussion with the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC) so intriguing — a plan that will eliminate health care insurance […]

CB4 Tackles Full Agenda in Short Order

CB4 Tackles Full  Agenda in Short Order

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  The Community Board 4 (CB4) full board meeting, held in the Fulton Senior Center Auditorium on March 4, did not seem rushed — but it may have set a speed record. Called to order at 6:45 p.m. and adjourned at 8 p.m., the evening (usually a two-hour-plus affair) moved at a […]

Pols Call on Albany to End Vacancy Decontrol

Pols Call on Albany to End Vacancy Decontrol

BY GERARD FLYNN  |  Though Mayor de Blasio was notably absent, his progressive voice was resoundingly clear Monday on the frigid steps of City Hall, where Democratic pols and tenant groups repeated their demands that Albany strengthen existing rent laws, which expire in June. Sounding a bit like Jimmy McMillan, Public Advocate Letitia James called […]

Modified Pier55 Gets Park Trust Green Light

Modified Pier55 Gets Park Trust Green Light

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  The Hudson River Park Trust’s board of directors has approved the $130 million Pier55 project funded by Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg. The innovative new pier, to be located between the pile field of the historic old Pier 54, where the survivors of the Titanic landed, and the Pier 56 […]

Block Association Builds Bridges in Hell’s Kitchen

Block Association Builds Bridges in Hell’s Kitchen

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Chana Widawski was sitting on her stoop on W. 45th St. in Hell’s Kitchen when it hit her: a live production of “West Side Story” — populated with local talent — should be mounted at Mathews-Palmer Park (on 45th/46th Sts., btw. 9th & 10th Aves.). “I thought it would be […]

Safe City, Safe Streets Ceremony Recognizes NYPD Heroics

Safe City, Safe Streets Ceremony Recognizes NYPD Heroics

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For local businesses to thrive, merchants, their staff and their shoppers all need to feel safe. Honoring the police who protect the neighborhoods where its 200 members do business, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) held its 11th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets luncheon at Manhattan Penthouse last week. Officers […]

With One Million for District 3, Participatory Budgeting Process Begins

With One Million for District 3, Participatory Budgeting Process Begins

BY SEAN EGAN  |  Have you ever wished that you could have a real, direct say in how your tax dollars are spent in your community? That’s exactly what Participatory Budgeting strives to do — and on June 26, the office of District 3 Councilmember Corey Johnson held a meeting to spread the word about […]

10th Precinct Has New Commanding Officer, Twitter Account

10th Precinct Has New Commanding Officer, Twitter Account

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | As of June 26, the 10th Precinct established a Twitter presence. “You will be amazed at the amount of information we’ll compress into 140 characters or less,” promised 10th Precinct Community Affairs Officer Salvatore Saetta, in a June 24 email that also touted the medium’s ability to provide local crime alerts […]

COP OF THE MONTH: OFFICER JOSEPH SPECTOR

COP OF THE MONTH: OFFICER JOSEPH SPECTOR

Before calling April’s Cop of the Month to the podium, Capt. David Miller (10th Precinct Commander)scanned the room to make sure there were no children present at May 28’s Community Council Meeting. Warning those assembled that the impending narrative would be significantly more gruesome than usual, Miller went on to describe an incident that took […]

Donegan Honored as 10th Precinct’s ‘Cop of the Month’

Donegan Honored as 10th Precinct’s ‘Cop of the Month’

  At the Nov. 20 Community Council meeting, council president Larry O’Neill (left) and commanding officer Capt. David Miller (at podium) awarded Police Officer Thomas Donegan the 10 Precinct’s “Cop of the Month” honor, for his exemplary work on the evening of October 4. While on patrol, Officer Donegan approached W. 40th St. and Dyer […]

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