Image from ERFA website. By Lee Frankel The fate of the mega-tower currently being built at 430 East 58th Street is unclear. The story presents a tangled web of issues that typify community opposition to Big Real Estate, with the involvement of the city’s bureaucracy. The moral: prepare for a long, hard fight, expect the […]
The city recently announced a new bill that makes changes to the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) aimed at helping the city’s small businesses succeed. Effective July 1, 2018, the threshold for Manhattan’s CRT for businesses with income up to $5 million will increase from $250,000 to $500,000 annual rent, with the benefit provided on a […]
At the December 2017 Full Board meeting, a special election for a new Board Chair was held in which Molly Hollister was unanimously elected, following previous chair Rick Eggers. Claude L. Winfield, who stepped in as Acting Chair, will return to his position as First Vice Chair.
The Manhattan Borough President’s office is now accepting applications for Community Board membership. New Yorkers living, working, or studying in one of Manhattan’s 12 Community Board districts are encouraged to apply. Community Boards are the most grass roots form of local government, each composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms. The Boards are […]
The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway embraces the island in an almost continuous path that runs from West 118th Street in Inwood, south along the Hudson, around the Battery, and north along the East River. The Greenway affords New Yorkers the pleasures of water views while walking, jogging, biking or just relaxing. A gap in the Greenway […]
This classic Turtle Bay News article was first published in the Fall 1992 issue. Photo: Wikimedia By Patricia Q. McDougald Having seen her on stage and, I believe, in all her motion pictures—a number of them many times—and having read books and countless articles about her, I could not avoid having preconceptions of my first […]
Free Income Tax Preparation at NYPL’s Grand Central Library 135 E 46th St., between Lexington & 3rd Aves, 2nd floor, Teen Central Every Saturday Feb. 3rd through Apr. 14th Come early! Doors open at 10 am. AARP Tax-AIDE closes at 2 pm. [Download flier PDF]