Members of Community Board 7 and traffic safety advocates are pushing for changes that will allow New York City to independently install speeding cameras as part of citywide efforts to reduce pedestrian fatalities.
Community Board 7 passed two transportation resolutions and tabled another at the monthly full-board meeting Tuesday night.
Community Board 7 Chair Elizabeth Caputo sent a letter to the Department of Health on Tuesday that said the scoping document submitted by Jewish Home Lifecare does not take into account important concerns raised by the community.
The changes proposed to the intersection of Broadway and 96th Street answer a longtime call for better street safety.
Community Board 7 elected Elizabeth Caputo chair during the full-board meeting Wednesday night.
Community Board 7 voted nearly unanimously Wednesday night to name the section of West 97th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway after Ariel Russo, a four-year-old girl who was killed at the intersection this summer by a speeding, unlicensed driver.
The resolution came in response to the New York City Housing Authority's controversial plan to build three market-rate apartment towers in the public housing complex, between Manhattan and Amsterdam Avenue and between 100th and 104th streets.
A resolution to extend the Columbus Avenue bike lane from 59th to 110th streets was approved Tuesday—a major victory for local bike advocates after years of debate over the lane.
Six months after the Department of Homeless Services established two shelters on W95th Street, members of Community Board 7 and local residents are still decrying the negotiation process.
A resident of the Upper West Side is working to lobby for more accessible buildings in her neighborhood.
Mar 7, 4:53pm
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