TUESDAY, 4/23: UWS City Countil District 6 Candidates Forum With Ken Biberaj, Debra Cooper, Noah Gotbaum, Marc Landis, Helen Rosenthal, Tom Siracuse, and Mel Wymore

Apologies for the short notice about this, but I just happened to spot a flyer for it outside Trader Joe’s while doing some shopping. There’s a forum taking place tonight (Tuesday, 4/23) on the Upper West Side where you can meet the candidates for New York City Council District 6. City Council District 6 covers [...]

WEDNESDAY 2/13: Upper West Side Community Forum On Hydrofracking

A quick note for those interested in hydrofracking (short for hydraulic fracturing) — there’s a community forum on the subject taking place on the Upper West Side tomorrow night (Wednesday, 2/13). This is the third such UWS event in the past 15 months or so, with similar ones taking place in November 2011 and February 2012.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Upper West Side Town Hall Meeting

A quick heads up to those who would like some “face time” with local elected officials: There’s an Upper West Side (and Clinton) town hall meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday, 12/18) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

REMINDER: Free Self-Defense Class In Central Park This Sunday (October 7th)

Posted about this a couple of a weeks ago, but given the earlier news of another rape on the UWS, I figured a reminder was in order. A free self-defense class is being offered in Central Park this coming Sunday (10/7). It’s open to everyone over the age of 13, but I believe it’s specifically [...]

Free Self-Defense Class In Central Park (10/7/12)

On the heels of last week’s horrific daytime rape in Central Park, a free self-defense class will be offered in Central Park next month.

Wednesday Night: UWS Town Hall Meeting

A quick heads up to those who would like some “face time” with local elected officials: There’s a town hall meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday, 7/17) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

TONIGHT: City Council Member Gale Brewer Hosts Annual “Open House” At UWS District Office

NYC Council Member Gale Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side, is holding her annual open house event tonight. If you have any thoughts you want to share about a variety of UWS issues, tonight’s a great opportunity.

Free Electronics & Textile Recycling On The UWS Today; Part Of Earth Day Weekend Celebration

Got electronic waste? Looking for a convenient way to get rid of it? You can start your spring cleaning by visiting the free recycling event taking place at the P.S. 87 playground (West 77th, between Amsterdam & Columbus) today between 12:00 and 5:00 pm. Sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer, Upper West Side Recycling Center, [...]

Tonight On The UWS: NYC Bike Share Community Planning Workshop

The NYC Bike Share program has all the makings of a fantastic addition to the city’s transportation options. When it goes live this summer, people will have the ability to easily rent bikes from “stations” around the city, peddle to their destination, and then return the bike to the nearest convenient station. Tonight, Upper West [...]

Community Board 7 Voting On Ill Conceived UWS Rezoning Proposal Tonight; Should Vote “No”

Update 5:58 pm: If you happen to care, I just added another 600+ words of thought on this subject in the comments section at the bottom of the page. I’ve previously posted on a city proposal that would significantly alter Upper West Side commercial zoning laws (here and here). It’s admittedly not the sexiest topic, [...]