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Community Board 8 Approves Zoning Text Amendment

Community Board 8 Approves Zoning Text Amendment

Last week the Land Use committee of Community Board 8 Manhattan overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the zoning text that will help preserve the street-scape and neighborhood character the Upper East Side. The Residential Streetscape Preservation Text Amendment (as the Department of City Planning has officially dubbed it) closes loopholes in current front yard planting […]

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Roll-Down Grates as Community Message Boards

Roll-Down Grates as Community Message Boards

This week the City Council passed legislation banning NYC’s ubiquitous roll-down security grates. City Room,the New York Times NYC blog, invited readers to consider whether a more beautiful or useful design for roll-down gates would make them worth preserving. One idea could be to use the roll-down grate facade as a blank community message board […]

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Kill the Drill

Kill the Drill

This weekend Upper Green Side officially joined the ranks of the Kill the Drill Coalition along with current members Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, State Senators Tom K. Duane, Liz Krueger , Assemblymembers Jonathan L. Bing, Micah Z. Kellner, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Councilmembers Daniel R. Garodnick, Jessica S. Lappin, Natural Resources […]

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