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Street Vendors Turn UES Streets into 'Downtown Cairo,' Critic Says

Community Board 8 heard complaints of clutter and bad smells.

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Force Street Vendors to Use Matching Furniture, Upper East Sider Says

Other quality-of-life controls suggested at a recent meeting include a new ticketing department.

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New Study Shows Prevalence of Street Vendors in Upper East Side

As controversy over street vendors continues, research shows how they sell their wares.

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Harlem Mobile Fashion Boutique Causes Worry on Upper East Side

Upper East Side leaders fear they could see copy-cat businesses moving onto their streets.

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Parked Marketing Vans Anger Upper East Siders

Marketing trucks from a contractor academy and the ASA school threaten the neighborhood, locals say.

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Rental Bike Business Granted Three More Years at Tavern on the Green

Park Officials are pushing for an extension for Tavern on the Green bike rentals.

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Met Slashes 280 Planned Seats From Plaza Redesign

The Met plans cut 280 chairs from the originally planned 400.

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Met Drops Kiosks From $60M Plaza Overhaul Plan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has dropped the kiosks from its $60 million public plaza overhaul.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Wind Turbines Will Bring Blight, Preservationists Say

Preservationists on the Upper East Side fear that green zoning changes will bring visual blight.

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Upper East Siders Block 'Starbucks' Part of Met Museum Plan

The UES comunity board rejected part of the plan that would bring seats and tables to the plaza.  

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Met Museum's $60M Plaza Would Be an Unwelcome 'Hangout,' Neighbors Say

Residents blasted the Met's plans to add 400 chairs and 100 tables at its Fifth Avenue entrance.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

UES Community Board Wants Stricter Rules for Street Vendors

Limiting the number of street vendors per block or requiring design guidelines for carts and trucks are among ideas being floated by CB 8 in tackling the growing number of street vendors.

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UES Community Board Members Want Cyclists to be Licensed

Community Board 8's transportation committee passed a resolution Wednesday night urging city and state officials to require cyclists have some sort of licenses and registration.

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Plan For Crosstown Bike Paths in Central Park Draws Ire From Community Board

Community Board 8, on the Upper East Side, opposes shared bike paths in Central Park.

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Upper East Side Community Board Votes to Extend Park Avenue Historical District

Community Board 8 voted to landmark Park Avenue between East 86th and East 96th Streets last Wednesday.

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