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Mayor Adams pitches dorm-style apartments, hallway bathrooms in NYC housing plan

Mayor Eric Adams’ latest effort to address the city’s housing crisis means more New Yorkers could soon face that question. As part of an ambitious housing package unveiled last week, Adams is proposing rules that allow for new single-room occupancy (SRO) housing, a type of dorm-style apartment complex where tenants have their own private studios but typically […]

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Seniors Reap Rewards of PS 84’s ‘Rooftop Garden Summer Harvest’

Carrots, strawberries, and greens galore greeted about two dozen senior citizens at P.S. 84’s inaugural “Rooftop Garden Summer Harvest,” last Friday. Held at Goddard Riverside (Columbus Avenue and 88th Street) and co-hosted by City Councilmember Gale Brewer, it will continue till the end of the season in August. Every other Friday at 12:45 p.m., older […]

Latin American community leaders honored at Schneps Media’s Latin Impact Awards

Schneps Media held their annual Latin Impact Awards on Thursday night, celebrating Latin American community members who have contributed extraordinary and impactful work to their communities. The gathering, held at Terrace On The Park in Corona, Queens saw this year’s 37 honorees dressed to the nines as they strut their stuff down the red carpet […]

Millions Coming To UWS From NYC’s 2024 Budget: Here’s Where

The record-high $107 billion New York City budget passed on the last day of June, and local Council Member Gale Brewer shared with Patch a breakdown of how the money will benefit the Upper West Side. Read the article here:

Roots Run Deep at the UWS Community Reunion

Councilmember Gale Brewer was called to the microphone last Saturday at the 13th Annual “UWS Roots Run Deep” Community Reunion on West 92nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Read the article here:

Manhattan’s Fresh Food for Seniors program returns for 11th year

Manhattan’s annual Fresh Food for Seniors program returns for its 11th year this summer. The program offers a bag of locally grown fresh produce to seniors for just $10. Several people stopped by Wednesday to pick up their bags at the Goddard Riverside Older Adult Center at Columbus Avenue and 88th Street. Read the article here: […]

A Refugee From Another Time Gets an Eviction Notice

A Ukrainian immigrant, 82, has lived in a Manhattan hotel for decades. Now the owners want him out — while earning millions from the city to house others. Read the article here:

Help Beautify the Trees on West 72nd Street on Saturday: Volunteers Needed

In April 2022, a group of neighbors who live and/or work on West 72nd Street joined forces to form the West 72nd Street Block Association. “Our vision is to build West 72nd Street into the shining hub of the Upper West Side where everyone can benefit and enjoy,” said Rita Genn, one of the founding […]

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Youth Outreach Launch Makes State and Local News

The launch of our Creating Opportunities for Amsterdam (COFA) initiative got both local and statewide coverage. COFA will send youth outreach workers from our Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center door-to-door in NYCHA’s Amsterdam Houses and Amsterdam Addition to connect young people to activities, education and career opportunities. See the stories here. Inside City Hall with Errol […]