NYCHA Residents Demand An End to Controversial Land Lease; Protest Banners Hung Around the City

Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

NYCHA natives are getting restless in these, the final days of Bloomberg’s reign. Two weeks ago, State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern dismissed City Council’s lawsuit against the cash-strapped Housing Authority and its controversial infill plan, which proposes predominantly market rate housing on eight existing complexes. An apparent win for the outgoing administration. Meanwhile, grassroots retaliation continues to […]

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Last modified November 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

**UPDATED** The Marathon has been cancelled. No rescheduled date yet. Let’s rebuild this city! Please, everyone, I implore you to sign this petition. This movement is to MOVE THE MARATHON! Marathon runners: When you start at the Verrazano Bridge, half of you should turn around and run toward Hylan Blvd and go to Father Cappadanno or straight to Tottenville […]

Mayor Bloomberg Holds Press Conference at Seward Park High School

Last modified November 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

Mayor Bloomberg stopped by Seward Park High School to address the city on the precipice of Hurricane Sandy.


Mountain Dew Ad Campaign Calls Out Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Posted September 11, 2012 at 6:48 am

Mayor Bloomberg’s ridiculous soda ban bill will go before the Board of Health for vote in just two days.

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Bloomberg Announces Expansion of “Health Bucks” Program in Union Square

Posted July 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, and a number of other pols held a press conference yesterday afternoon in Union Square to announce the expansion of “Health Bucks.”

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Mayor Boozberg and Company [Cartoon]

Posted January 6, 2012 at 6:18 am

Living on the Lower East Side (anywhere in Community Board 3) is a perpetual lesson in nightlife over-saturation.

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Mayor Bloomberg Spotted at Rangers Game Last Night

Posted January 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

There was no alleged Bermuda trip for Mayor Bloomberg last night, on the eve of the current snowstorm.

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City Council Approves Legislation Against Sidewalk ATMs

Posted December 9, 2010 at 10:01 am

As residents of the Lower East Side, it’s all too familiar to see soulless ATMs dotting almost every storefront on any given block. Some are marked by cheapo paper signs screaming “get cash,” while others are illuminated.  Just begging you to dip that card. We even tried to map out all the money machines in […]

Lower Eastside Girls Club Groundbreaking Ceremony

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

Last Friday afternoon, officials from the NYC Housing Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, elected state and local leaders, and project developer Dermot Company were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the new Lower East Side Girls Club Center for Community. Located on Avenue D and East 7th Street […]

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Pike Street Median Under Construction

Posted October 6, 2010 at 6:12 am

The Boulevard Pilot Project, which began last year along Allen Street, is now entering the next phase of development [PDF].  In the last couple weeks, DOT personnel mobilized and broke ground further south on the Pike Street corridor. Part of Mayor Mike’s PlaNYC initiative, this pedestrian-friendly program aims to increase safety and expand community space […]