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Central Park Should Be Car-Free During Summer, Councilmembers Say

Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine proposed legislation that would ban cars in certain parts of the park.

Upper East Side »

Struggling Second Ave. Businesses Need Financial Aid, Councilman Says

Ben Kallos is proposing a grant program for small businesses affected by Second Avenue subway work.

Upper East Side »

16-Year-Olds Take Step Closer to Serving on Community Boards

A committee resolution to let 16- and 17-year-olds serve will now go before the full City Council.

Upper East Side »

Seven People Arrested at Protest of Planned Waste Transfer Station

The protest was in response to the city's plan to remove trees on the site of a planned ramp.

Yorkville »

City Plans to Rip Out Trees Ahead of Work on Marine Transfer Station

The trees are set to be ripped up at the Asphalt Green athletic complex Friday.

Upper East Side »

Rockefeller University Plan to Build Lab Over FDR Approved by City Council

The school agreed to several community benefits, including an $8 million investment in the esplanade.

Upper East Side »

Pols Looking to Businesses to Redevelop Ailing East River Esplanade

Local politicians are spearheading an effort to improve six sites between 60th and 117th streets.

Upper East Side »

More Funds for Bus Timers and School Technology Slated for Upper East Side

About 500 people voted to dole out $1 million in District 5's first participatory budgeting process.

Upper East Side »

Adopt-a-Planter Aims to Beautify First Avenue's Drab Pedestrian Islands

The planting beds along First Avenue have become a dumping space, residents say.

Upper East Side »

Attendance Log Used Unevenly to Boot Community Board Members, Records Show

Councilman Ben Kallos' attendance criteria wasn't equally applied to members of an UES board.

Upper East Side »

Delinquent Community Board Members Face Ouster, Councilman Warns

Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos introduced a controversial process to reform Community Board 8.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Siders to Vote on How to Spend $1M in City Funds

District 5 will take part in the participatory budgeting process for the first time this spring.

Upper East Side »

Let 16-Year-Olds Serve on Community Boards, Politicians Say

Councilman Ben Kallos wants to extend community board membership to older teens.

Civic Center »

Citywide Community Board Reform on Table at City Council Hearing

Manhattan Councilman Ben Kallos is trying to expand reforms in Manhattan into the other boroughs.

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