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Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by Alexander Santos.
Protesters didn’t care that how much the puppies in the windows were. They didn’t even want them there in the first place. Over 20 protesters marched outside Pet Fashion’s Columbus Avenue location, to denounce the store’s decision to sell puppies. The four-month-old store has only been selling canines for a month, but protester believe the […]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by Alexander Santos.
On Saturday, Upper West Siders got a taste of their very own Apple store. The City Room Blog has more, but many were surprised at the understated aspects of the store: The store is only two floors The store is the shortest (45-feet high) building on the Upper West Side Ron Johnson, Apple’s Retail Vice […]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by Alexander Santos.
Election week has come and gone. Here’s a look at some city-wide results: Democrat John Liu won the City Comptroller race Democrat Bill de Blasio scored a victory in the race for Public Advocate Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated a victory over Democrat Bill Thompson in the mayoral race
Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by Alexander Santos.
So I’m hoping you’ll remember my post about protected bike lanes on the Upper West Side. At the time, the news was still fresh and hadn’t had time to simmer in people’s minds. This week, I followed up on the original story, and heard some opinions from cyclists and UWS residents: Melba Nunez, 48, is […]
Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by Alexander Santos.
There are very lucky few New Yorkers who are “Recession-Proof.” Schools, unfortunately are not–even ones on the Upper West Side. According to Community Board 7, the Upper West Side’s median household is around $90,633—about 80 percent higher than the median for the City.
Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by Alexander Santos.
Last week, Community Board 7 voted 28-7 on a resolution in favor of Protected Bike Lanes on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Unlike the bike lanes that are in place, these lanes which have been installed in Chelsea and places in Midtown, will be physically separated from the flow of traffic and are protected with special […]
Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by Alexander Santos.
(a video on Bloomberg speaking at an LGBT Rally in May) This week, Mayor Bloomberg backtracked on his statements and his (on the record) doubts about Albany passing a gay marriage bill and changed his tune. Originally he had stated chances were at “zero.” This week he stated: “I was asked by one of the […]