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NYC Sanitation Readying for Winter Storm

January 14, 2022

New York, NY—New York City is preparing for a wintry storm starting on Sunday evening, and the Department of Sanitation said Friday whether it’s rain or snow, or both, the Department is ready.

During an unrelated press event where Grayson was joined by District 5 Council Member Julie Menin, Grayson said the Department is closely tracking the storm, which has the potential to dump ...

Additional Funding Nets Increased Litter Basket Pickups

New York, NY—Community Board 8 residents will hopefully see less garbage piling up in litter baskets as new District 5 Council Member Julie Menin announced additional funding for increased pickups.

Menin led a press conference on East 79th Street and 1st Avenue this morning, joined by the Department of Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson, to say that she will be allocating ...

Students Forge New Labor Agreement with Columbia University

New York, NY—The 3,000-member bargaining unit of the Student Workers of Columbia reached a tentative agreement with Columbia University late Thursday evening to end a 10-week strike, securing a number of important gains.

Local leaders stood with the Student Workers during the more than two-month strike, such as the new Councilman for District 7, Shaun Abreu (D), who represents the ...

Council Member Allocates $1 Million in Participatory Budgeting

New York, NY—New Council Member for District 5, Julie Menin, announced today that she is allocating $1 million from her discretionary budget allocation for residents to decide how to spend the funds on certain projects important to the community.

The money can be distributed towards, according to the NYC Civic Engagement Commission, physical infrastructure projects such as local ...

COVID-19 Testing Starts Monday at Two Subway Stops

New York, NY—Governor Hochul announced today that starting on Monday, December 27, COVID-19 PCR testing will be conducted at two subway stops—Times Square-42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal—and will expand to five across New York City beginning next week, part of an effort to combat a winter surge in COVID cases.

The walk-in times at Times Square will be from 8:00 AM to ...

Tenants Association Protests Again Against Power Plants in Stuyvesant Town

New York, NY—For the second time in two months, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association held a rally right outside the complex on East 16th Street and Avenue C to protest the Stuyvesant Town's property owner, Blackstone, plan to operate two fossil fuel-based power plants within the confines of the complex.

As we reported in June, the residents are opposed to the ...

175 Park Avenue Rezoning Approved by City Council

New York, NY—During the last meeting for 2021, the City Council passed a rezoning of 175 Park Avenue, currently the Grand Hyatt Hotel right next to Grand Central Terminal, that will see the construction of a new 1,575-feet high tower that will be accompanied by hundreds of millions of dollars in private and public dollars to improve infrastructure and transportation at the site, as well as ...

Rally Thursday at Stuyvesant Town to Oppose Power Plant

New York, NY—The Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, the nation’s largest tenants association, will be holding a rally and press conference on Thursday to oppose the construction of a proposed natural gas Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village (STPCV).

The tenants will be joined by elected officials, including ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Reopens Clara Coffey Park

New York, NY—After being closed for one year, Clara Coffey Park is now open to Sutton Place residents and the public after a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today, led by the Sutton Place Parks Conservancy and attended by elected officials.

The ramp at East 54th Street and Sutton Place is now complete and will next year connect to a flyover over the FDR Drive, which in turn will connect ...

Parks Department Unveils Concept for Ruppert Park

New York, NY—Last week officials from the Parks Department unveiled their concept to completely renovate Ruppert Park to Community Board 8's Parks and Waterfront Committee. As was expressed by the community during the original scoping session in May, some community members advocated for and against a dog run. The concept plan unveiled on Thursday doesn’t include a dog run, which ...

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Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local News Sites With One Million Plus Pageviews in 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro is congratulating eight TAPinto local news sites with more than one million pageviews in 2021.

"The site traffic of these TAPinto sites is tremendous and a testament to the high-quality, original local news stories each of them produces every day," Shapiro said.  "It demonstrates once again that ...

TAPinto Announces State News Section: 'News Around New Jersey'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto has launched a new section for statewide news in New Jersey.  News Around New Jersey has stories that impact residents all over the state - from decisions made by state and local leaders to pending legislation in Trenton to business newsmakers in New Jersey.

Veteran journalist and New Jersey native Kristina Behr reports on original content ...