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Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Fairway and NYPD Kick Halal Man to the Curb

Moustafa Eissawy sold halal meals on East 86th Street for years without incident, until Fairway arrived.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

New Tavern on the Green Could Serve Diners in Sweatpants

Community Board 7 wants Tavern on the Green to serve all diners, even ones wearing "exercise clothes."

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

MTA Halts Second Avenue Subway Blasting Until Dec. 5

The MTA is halting blasting for the Second Avenue subway project near East 72nd Street until Dec. 5.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Tavern on the Green Spat Pits Upper East Siders Against Upper West Siders

In a stark contrast to their Upper East Side counterparts, members of Community Board 7 said Monday they liked the idea of affordable, casual dining at Tavern on the Green.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Residents Push to Enforce Little Known Bike Delivery Laws

A licensing system for commercial cyclists has been on the books since 1984, though few seem to know about it.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Dust and Odors From 2nd Ave. Subway Project Worry Residents

As Upper East Siders have complained about more dust and odors clogging the air lately, MTA officials said they are trying to control the problem.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Yoga-Loving Seniors Reject Exercise Equipment for the Elderly

A fight has been brewing at John Jay Park, pitting seniors who take yoga classes against those hoping to get outdoor exercise equipment geared to older adults.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Neighborhoods Start Wheels Turning on Bike Share Station Locations

DOT officials are starting to accept community input on where to put the city's new bike share stations, with more than 8,000 suggestions online so far.

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.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Nello Tussles With Community Board Over Sidewalk Cafe

After Community Board 8 voted to take away Nello's sidewalk cafe license, Nello Balan vowed to get it back for the Madison Avenue celeb magnet.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

UES Community Board Reverses Gears on Bike Licensing Plan

A proposal from Community Board 8's transportation committee requiring cyclists to be licensed was voted down during Wednesday’s full board meeting.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Parents Clamor for Middle School, But Clash Over Type

Upper East Side parents want a new middle school, but debate rages over whether it should be for gifted and talented children or general education.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

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.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Community Blasts Condo Plan for Former Whitney-Owned Brownstones

Daniel Straus' plans to transform six brownstones and two townhouses he bought last year from the Whitney museum on Madison Avenue and East 74th Street have met community opposition.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Upper East Siders Gear Up for First and Second Avenue Bike Lanes

The Upper East Side's Community Board 8 voted to approve protected bike lanes for First and Second avenues.

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