October 24, 2016
The New York City Council's Consumer Affairs Committee is holding hearings this coming Wednesday, October 26th, at 10 a.m. at City Hall on a series of bills that will change New York's landscape and streetscape forever and not for the better. The City Council proposes to increase the number of food vendor permits by 600 annually, more than doubling the number of vendor permits over the next seven years. And although the Council proposes studying the impact of this monumental change, they plan to do it in 2025. Why not study first, understand the situation and then decide on the number annually?
The package of bills also establishes a dedicated enforcement unit, which is a good thing, but there are no siting criteria or requirements, no input from our property owners who are legally responsible for their sidewalks where food carts eventually go and no input from Community Boards and other stakeholders. READ
October 21, 2016
Please be advised that Disney Corporate Real Estate and Gilbane Building Company have scheduled a crane rigging on Saturday, October 29 on West 66th Street. The crane and delivery trucks will be set up on West 66th Street from 77 West 66th Street to Central Park West.
However to expedite set-up of the crane, curbside parking for this event will be cleared by the evening of Friday, October 28 at 6:00 PM. The actual event will be on Saturday, October 29, from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM including assemble and disassemble of the crane. READ
October 21, 2016
Winter's Eve is right around the corner! Get ready to join us at 5:30pm on Monday, November 28 at Dante Park, Broadway & 63rd Street, for the Upper West Side's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, televised live on WABC-TV, which kicks off this favorite holiday celebration! This year, Winter's Eve, presented by Time Warner Inc., will feature American funk and soul singer Sharon Jones as headliner for the tree ceremony. READ
October 20, 2016
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) has issued a Weekly Bulletin regarding the installation of trunk water mains along W. 60th Street and the surrounding areas. The bulletin gives updates on the status of the work planned from Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28 and also includes a water service interruption notice for Wednesday, October 26 for Amsterdam Avenue from W. 60th to W.61st Street. Click here to read the entire bulletin. READ
October 18, 2016
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) has issued a community advisory about milling work beginning on Monday, October 17. The advisory covers all Manhattan locations including W. 62nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West and W. 67th Street between Broadway and Central Park West. Parking restrictions will be in effect. Click here to read the complete notice. READ