Author Archives: Nigel

Faith Leaders, UN’s Guterres Unite in Call to End Hate

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | A who’s who of some of the city’s top-ranking faith leaders and civic and political leaders attended a gathering on the morning of Wed., Oct. 31, at Park East Synagogue, on the Upper East Side, to remember the massacre, and denounce all acts of violence and hate that have occurred throughout the […] Nigel

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In E. 58th St. Tower Fight, Debate Over Who’s Ahead

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | An Upper East Side community group is claiming a small victory in its legal battle against a tower under construction on E. 58th St. But that victory, the developer counters, is nothing more than a mere coincidence due to the project’s construction timeline. The East River Fifties Alliance (ERFA) — which […] Nigel

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Renewed Push to Focus on New Construction’s Shadows

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Upper West Side City Councilmember Mark Levine is betting that his proposal for a task force to study the impact of building shadows will win support on his second try, three years after the measure languished in the Council. The bill — which Levine reintroduced two weeks ago — would create a […] Nigel

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It’s a clean sweep for mayor’s ballot proposals

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Manhattan voters had an opportunity to modify the city’s democracy in small, but critical, ways on Tuesday — and the majority opted for “Yes” on all three proposals. Three ballot proposals issued by the mayor’s commission to consider revisions to the City Charter were on the back side of New Yorkers’ […] Nigel

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D.A. Vance: We can turn the tide on opioid ODs

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Between 2010 and 2016, drug overdoses in New York City more than doubled. The culprit behind the surge was opioids — the drugs that have sparked an addiction crisis plaguing nearly every corner of the country, killing tens of thousands nationwide. But the city’s recent statistics were the silver lining at […] Nigel

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Another one rides the bus: Local Dems drove vote in contested distric

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtowners didn’t have competitive races on the ballot in their districts this election cycle. So local politicos went to where the action was — whether elsewhere in the state or out of state. Starting on Sept. 15, members of an effort called Vote Blue 2018 chartered Greyhound buses on weekends and, leaving […] Nigel

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