City Council nearing vote on Columbia expansion

From Crains The Council was engaged in last-minute bickering Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its decision on the University’s plan to rezone 17 acres in West Harlem. December 19. 2007 3:28PMBy: Anne Michaud The City Council was engaged in last-minute deliberations Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its vote to approve Columbia University’s controversial plan to rezone 17 […]

Rally on City Hall Steps to Protest Columbia Expansion Vote at City Council

The Coalition to Preserve Community (CPC) will hold a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall at 1:00PM today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, to protest the vote in favor of the Columbia expansion plan in West Harlem. Speaker Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg have been pushing this plan hard behind the scenes with committee […]

Manhattanville Plans to be heard at City Council

Mark your calendars and make sure to bring a snack, there will be a joint meeting of the Zoning & Franchises and the Planning, Dispositions & Concessions Committees on the Manhattanville re-zoning on December 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Zoning & Franchises will be voting on Columbia’s 197-c plan […]

Gallagher Lobbying to Develop St. Saviour's Site

From the Daily News Dennis Gallagher has let down community, activists claim BY JOHN LAUINGER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERTuesday, November 13th 2007, 4:00 AM Councilman Dennis Gallagher has been keeping a low public profile since his indictment on rape charges this summer – even as torrential rains swamped his district in August. Oddly enough, some […]

Sunnyside Passes City Council Subcommittee Vote

Direct from City Council: CITY HALL – The subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, chaired by Council Member Jessica Lappin, today recommended landmark status for the historicneighborhood of Sunnyside Gardens in Queens. One of the most significant planned residential communities in New York City, Sunnyside Gardens has achieved national and international recognition […]

Supporting Sunnyside Gardens

From: Eric Gioia Date: Sep 26, 2007 11:34 AMSubject: Sunnyside News from Councilman Eric Gioia Dear Friends and Neighbors: Greetings to you and your family! As fall arrives, I wanted to write and update you on some important neighborhood developments, including the creation of the Sunnyside Business Improvement District, City Council hearings on landmarking Sunnyside […]

Jamaica Plan Approved By Council

Only Jamaica ‘Nays’Come From Queens By SASHA AUSTRIE After years of brainstorming, hearings, and amendments, the Jamaica Rezoning Plan has cleared the final hurdle. In a vote of 45 to 3, the plan was approved by the City Council. The three who voted against the plan were Queens Councilmen Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Jim Gennaro (D-Fresh […]