The City Council is expected to approve a modified plan to rezone 125th Street to allow for denser residential and commercial development today, but the rezoning’s most vocal opponents are not giving up the fight.
The Coalition to Save Harlem is mounting its umpteenth protest against the plan, which they contend “falls woefully short Read More
Word that a key City Council subcommittee had approved the rezoning of 125th Street this morning had just started to make its way up to Harlem by the time an “Emergency Demonstration and Rally” organized by a group of neighborhood street merchants began at 3.
Vendors had been passing out fliers for the Read More
The city’s proposed 125th Street rezoning seems all but certain to pass the City Council, as a key Council member, Inez Dickens, signaled her support for a modified version of the plan this morning during a City Council subcommittee meeting. The majority of the Council is expected to follow Ms. Dickens’ lead on the Read More
Assemblyman Michael Gianiaris, who is running for reelection to the Assembly in 2008, says in this week’s City Hall News that he is "going to seriously consider" running for City Council in 2009 and seeking the speakership.
The same article also quotes an unnamed aide to Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, the former chairman Read More
The City Council as early as tomorrow could approve the Bloomberg administration’s proposed rezoning of 125th Street, as a Council subcommittee lists the proposal on its agenda.
The rezoning would allow for substantially more density around 125th Street in Central Harlem, an action that is expected to bring much new development to the historic Read More
About 100 people turned up at a rally in Harlem on Saturday aimed at blocking the Bloomberg administration’s plan to rezone 125th Street to allow for denser residential and commercial development. But the rally quickly turned into an omnibus protest about everything from Columbia’s Harlem expansion to Robert Mugabe’s teetering government in Zimbabwe.
Here’s a shot from the breakfast hosted Sunday morning by the Council of Orthodox Jewish Organizations on the West Side, which, as Grace Rauh noted, attracted nearly every 2009 candidate for citywide office.
Sitting at the same table were, from left to right, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli, mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis, city Councilwoman Read More
The path may now be clear for Vornado Realty Trust to build Harlem’s first Class A office tower in decades, as the developer has received the nod from the city to proceed despite a possible rezoning of the area.
Vornado wants to build a tower of about 330 feet, which is 40 feet Read More
Christine Quinn and two City Council members just issued a statement applauding a ruling that they say will prevent undercounting the audience for minority radio stations.
Quinn–whose likely mayoral bid would probably pit her against Bill Thompson–was joined by Larry Seabrook and Inez Dickens last September to express concern over the proposed methods for Read More
Continuing with our marginally useful compilation of Hillary Clinton-designated Democratic National Convention delegates for next year, here’s who the campaign picked in the Harlem-based 15th congressional district, according to a reader in the district and confirmed by a knowledgeable Democrat.
The delegates are: Assemblyman Keith Wright, City Councilwoman and Charlie Rangel ally Read More