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“Minor” Changes are “Major” Misrepresentation

“Minor” Changes are “Major” Misrepresentation

Last night, at Community Board 7's Land Use Committee meeting, CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL was at it again - balking, evading, misleading, and otherwise muddying the record in their scheme to build above and beyond zoning that protects the historic, predominantly...

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Public Hearing Raises More Questions than Answers

Public Hearing Raises More Questions than Answers

On Friday, October 14, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) held its first public hearing on Congregation Shearith Israel's (CSI's) application to proceed with construction of a noncompliant 9-story building (with five floors of condominiums on top of a new...

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Remembering John Yang: Capturing Gazes of Stone

Remembering John Yang: Capturing Gazes of Stone

Noted New York photographer John Yang, who passed away on this date in 2009, used his photography to look deeply into into the row houses and tenements of the UWS...and found that they looked back. Over the course of three years, he photographed the ornamental carved...

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We’re not alone in the Universe

We’re not alone in the Universe

No, it's not a Dr. Who reference... New Yorkers have been beleaguered by incessant construction noise and the the city's mid-section has had the worst of it with large development plans not only on Central Park South and 57th Street (Billionaire's Row) but development...

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