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District 6

Gale A. Brewer

Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton

​​”The sugar high might be wearing off for app-based rapid grocery delivery companies, at least in New York City, as venture capital dries up for the money-losing operations and regulators home in on them.

Three bills introduced in the City Council would place new regulations on advertising and limit the weight of deliveries for the app-based grocery companies operating within the five boroughs.

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By Ginia Bellafante author of NYT’s “Big City” column, July 22, 2022.

“On the first morning of the week’s enervating heat wave, Gale Brewer, who represents much of Manhattan’s West Side in the City Council, was canvassing a stretch of upper Broadway, conducting a stealth experiment. For months now, she has been on a tear about the proliferation of mini-warehouses arriving in residential neighborhoods, committing sins against the city’s already precarious streetscape, and now she was on a mission to prove that they were violating the law.

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by James Barron, July 19, 2022

“The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated more than 37,000 landmarks large and small, from Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan to a 120-year-old carousel in Forest Park, Queens, preserving them all.

Today it will hold a meeting about doing the opposite — allowing the demolition of a landmark building that, the owner claims, imposes a hardship.

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July 18, 2022

“Some city leaders are calling for better oversight and enforcement over micro-fulfillment centers, also known as “dark stores,” as many believe they operate without any clear regulatory framework.

On the steps of City Hall last week, City Councilmember Gale Brewer and others sounded the alarm about how these stores are hurting consumers, workers and the neighborhoods they operate in.

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“This July, Project FIND, a nonprofit that provides seniors with affordable housing, and the Community Board 7 Senior Task Force are running a three-part virtual education series for older adults on how to find, keep, and enjoy affordable housing in the city. The sessions will take place over Zoom, phone, and in-person at Project FIND’s Hamilton Older Adult Center at 141 West 73rd Street.

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by Arun Venugopal, July 9, 2022

“New York’s two-year-old law requiring local businesses to accept cash is seeing a new test, this time from the fast-delivery groceries that flooded neighborhoods in the pandemic age, city officials say.

The ban against cashless businesses was instituted in 2020 to counter restaurants and “fast casual” establishments like Sweetgreen, which lawmakers said at the time discriminated against low-income consumers, who are less likely to have a credit card or bank account.

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by Stephan Russo, July 8, 2022

Walk into Ivan Pharmacy at 691 Columbus Avenue and you feel like you have entered a bygone era. Ivan Jourdain, who has been a pharmacist for 37 years and a small business owner for over thirty, stands tall behind the drug counter. He knows everyone who walks in – their names, their families and most importantly, their health issues which he guards with all the appropriate secrecy.

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“A top city health official said Friday that Mayor Adams’ administration supports several new City Council bills designed to expand abortion services and protections — the legislative body’s response to a Supreme Court decision last week overturning Roe v. Wade.

The bills, which were announced Thursday, include measures to enable health clinics to provide abortion pills for free, prohibit city cash from paying for enforcement of abortion restrictions and allow for civil lawsuits against entities interfering with medical care, such as anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers…

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by Zoe Kava, June 30, 2022

While candidates ran to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary, on Wednesday four goats began the race for the title of G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) as the annual “Running of the Goats” returned to Riverside Park.

This is the third year that the celebrity goats came to Riverside Park after the initiative began in 2019 (the goats were forced to work from home in 2020 due to the pandemic).

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