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Community Board News

June 22, 2022

New York, NY—Once again the animal rights community protested against Alexandra Rowley, marking the fifth protest since April 16 to say that she should issue a public statement against the warehousing of animals at the Humane Society of New York (HSNY). After the second protest in early May, Ms.

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New York, NY—Governor Kathy Hochul last week at Moynihan Train Hall revealed that the state will be accepting proposals from architecture and engineering firms to revamp Penn Station. But community board members and advocates say that the plan to pay for the $7 billion reconstruction should be ...

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New York, NY—Just as the animal rights community promised at a protest on May 17, they returned again for their fourth protest outside Alexandra Rowley’s apartment building at 325 E 57th Street to say that her resignation from the Humane Society of New York’s board does nothing to help the animals ...

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New York, NY—Alex Bores just picked up another union endorsement, his fifth union endorsement since he’s kicked off his campaign for the Assembly race in District 73. The latest endorsement is courtesy of the Communications Workers of America District 1, which represents 145,000 workers in 200 ...

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New York, NY—For the third time since the first protest on April 16, the animal rights community protested outside the apartment of now former Humane Society of New York board member Alexandra Rowley. Since the protest against Rowley on Monday, May 2, Ms. Rowley told the former adoptions manager ...

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New York, NY—Elected officials such as Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) joined with Stop the Chop NY/NJ today to announce the reintroduction of legislation to reduce the number of non-essential rotorcraft flights in the New York City Metropolitan area. At the press conference ...

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New York, NY—The Mansion Diner’s owner sources many ingredients on the menu from other local shops, and therefore beyond selling cheeseburgers and other food items, he sees his shop as a community-based business that engages the community at large. The Manion Diner on E 86th Street and York ...

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New York, NY—In June and December 2021, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association led two press conferences to highlight their opposition to a proposal by the property owner, Blackstone, to build two combined heat and power (CHP) facilities within the confines of the development.

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New York, NY—Just a few days after the second protest outside the apartment building of a board member of the Humane Society of New York, Alexandra Rowley has resigned. As we have previously reported here and here, the animal rights’ community claims that the Humane Society is “warehousing” ...

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New York, NY—With federal and local elected officials in attendance, joined by community leaders and members, as well as public school students from The River School PS 281, the not-for-profit St. Vartan Park Conservancy officially launched this morning. Kevin O’Keefe is the Conservancy’s ...

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New York, NY—On Monday morning, elected officials and community leaders will gather at St. Vartan Park to celebrate the park's garden and to officially announce the launch of the not-for-profit St. Vartan Park Conservancy. Elected leaders will join with the Conservancy's Executive Director, ...

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New York, NY—More than 200 people gathered at St. Vartan Park this past Saturday to commemorate Earth Day with a clean-up, and the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association wants to maintain those efforts with a weekly gathering to sweep the streets. Michael-Ann Rowe, who is a trustee of the ...

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New York, NY—For the second time in a little over two weeks, animal rights activists protested again outside the home of a board member of the Humane Society of New York because they claim that the animal shelter is “warehousing animals.” The protest and rally took place at 325 E 57th Street, ...

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New York, NY—Just like for Earth Day 2021, public school students and community organizations gathered this morning at St. Vartan Park to clean up the streets. The students from The River School PS 281 and PS 116 joined with their parents to fan out into the Murray Hill neighborhood with their ...

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New York, NY—After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring gala celebration to benefit Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, returned to Cipriani’s on E 42nd Street yesterday evening, which featured breathtaking tablescapes from more than 40 renowned designers. The event was ...

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New York, NY—The Knickerbocker Greys, the oldest after-school program in the United States, who have been marching, drilling and practicing color guards for 120 years at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side, were recently informed by the Armory that they need to find a new home. Just ...

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New York, NY—More than 100 people gathered at Carl Schurz Park to attend the East Side Freedom Square Coalition’s vigil for Ukraine. The vigil comes on the heels of the launching of the coalition at the Ukrainian Institute of America on March 25, which consists of community leaders, elected ...

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New York, NY—Animal rights activists rallied and chanted outside the apartment building of a board member of the Humane Society of New York (HSNY) to call on her to reopen the shelter so that members of the public can adopt animals. It was back in November 2021 when an animal rights activist, ...

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New York, NY—Elected leaders, led by Councilman Keith Powers (D-4), submitted a letter to New York City Mayor Eric Adams asking him to review the request by the owner of Stuyvesant Town to build two combined heat and power (CHP) plants within the confines of the 25,000 residential ...

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New York, NY—The East Side Freedom Square Coalition will be holding a vigil for Ukraine on Monday, April 18 at 5:30 PM at Carl Schurz Park. Two weeks ago, the coalition announced its launch on the steps of the Ukrainian Institute of America at E 79th Street and 5th Avenue, joined by elected ...

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New York, NY—Suraj Patel, a candidate running to represent New York’s 12th Congressional District believes, although it was recently redrawn, that the district is ready for a new generation of leaders with fresh ideas. This is the second time that Patel is running in the race, having run against ...

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New York, NY—On Friday, outside the Ukrainian Institute of America, the East Side Freedom Square Coalition announced its formation to support the people of Ukraine. It is following up that announcement with another major event—a rally at Carl Schurz Park on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 PM. The ...

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New York, NY—New York’s East Side showed up in the hundreds at the 92nd Street Y this afternoon to attend the inauguration of Councilwoman Julie Menin (D-5). Numerous speakers, including elected officials from the city, state and federal level, spoke about Menin’s 22 years in public service, ...

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New York, NY—Upper East Side elected officials and community leaders in front of the Ukrainian Institute of America announced today the launch of a new coalition to lead efforts to provide financial aid and relief efforts for the people of Ukraine. It’s one month and one day since Russia ...

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New York, NY—Indivisible Upper East Side held their very first online meeting for the year on Tuesday where participants held a robust discussion of the issues that are important to Upper East Siders. Indivisible is a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in ...

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New York, NY—Earlier today at Union Square, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney announced up to $6.3 million in grants to a variety of non-profits and community groups in her district who provide a broad swath of services and resources for New Yorkers. A total of ten organizations are slated to ...

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New York, NY—Upper East Side Indivisible will be hosting a Zoom event tomorrow evening concerning taking action on voting rights and climate change. The group is part of Indivisible, a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in progressive advocacy and ...

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New York, NY—When Assemblymember Dan Quart announced he wasn’t running for re-election in Assembly District 73, Adam Roberts didn’t immediately announce his candidacy. But he soon realized that his career and personal experiences would be an asset against the competition in the growing field of ...

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New York, NY—Alex Bores, Democratic candidate for the Assembly District 73 race, recently announced three endorsements from varied entities. Organized labor is making its mark in the race, the only one in the race so far, with Bores receiving support from The National Association of Broadcast ...

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New York, NY—Kellie Leeson has helped to improve people’s lives worldwide with academic and nonprofit institutions. Now she wants to take that experience of helping people locally in Assembly District 73. Leeson is running on the Democratic ticket for the June 28 primary, running against four ...

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