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Kips Bay »

Real Estate Experts Among New Community Board Members

CB6 welcomed four new members, including experts in commercial real estate and senior services.

Upper West Side »

New CB7 Members to Bring Tech Expertise to Upper West Side

New board members said they were interested in making the meetings more accessible through technology. 

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 West Side »

City to Cut Homeless Population at Controversial UWS Shelter by Half

Half of Freedom House's 400 homeless residents will be removed by Nov. 1.

Midtown »

Rizzoli Bookstore Interior Won't Be Landmarked, Officials Say

The bookstore, which faces demolition, will close on Friday.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Side Won't Get Any New Pre-K Seats Under Citywide Expansion

More than 200 pre-K seats will be added to District 2 schools, but none are on the Upper East Side.

Midtown »

Last-Minute Landmarking Bid Could Save Rizzoli Bookstore Building

The bookstore is set to close its West 57th Street location on Friday so the building can be demolished.

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 West Side »

Law Could Add Hundreds of Audible Signals to City Crosswalks

The proposed law comes as visually impaired pedestrians demand a seat at the table.

Midtown »

Landmarks Commission Declines to Protect Rizzoli Bookstore From Demolition

The historic 57th Street building housing the Rizzoli Bookstore is set to be demolished.

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.

Union Square »

Park Advocates Urge Mayor to Block Union Square Restaurant

Park advocates are urging de Blasio to cancel a contract to build a restaurant in Union Square.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Pols Fear Moynihan Station Air Rights Sale Could Lead to Overdevelopment

The state is looking to sell off 1.5 million square feet of air rights from the station. 

Upper West Side »

Upper West Side's Community Board 7 Draws Most Applicants in Manhattan

CB7 saw 78 new applicants this year, far outnumbering any other community board in the borough. 

South Street Seaport »

Task Force Begins Review of Controversial 50-Story Seaport Tower

Howard Hughes Corporation is submitting its development plans to a community task force.

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