Thursday, October 20, 2005


Successful October Protest Held

West Siders for Responsible Development held its sixth protest on October 18th on Broadway at 99th Street. Area residents turned out to express their opposition to the Extell towers and to other recently-announced construction projects in the neighborhood as well as the need for immediate rezoning north of 96th Street. Speakers included NY State Assembly Member Daniel O'Donnell and City Council candidate Inez Dickens.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Is Your Head Pounding?

Here's the cause of that bone-jarring, mind-numbing pounding. A Bovis spokesperson stated at a Community Board 7 meeting held on October 17th that the rock chopping excavation phase is scheduled to continue through mid-January.

Sunday, October 09, 2005


Demolition "Official" Hours

The official hours that Extell is permitted to perform demolition work at the sites are as follows:

Monday through Friday
7:00 am until 6:00 pm


If you observe weekend activity at the site--or safety hazards--please call 311 to file an official complaint. The person answering your call may try to resolve the situation or may transfer you to the Department of Buildings. Please make a note of the complaint number and let us know at or to .

Extell's "construction hotline" number is 212-448-3970. Callers are asked to leave contact information for a return call within 24 hours.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Why Stop Extell?

We are a group of Upper West Side residents who care about our neighborhood. We came together after realizing that we could do more by uniting our individual outrage at Extell's arrogant and careless development plan for two towering buildings on Broadway between 99th and 100th streets.

We are dedicated to stopping this project in its tracks. Although Extell suggested in the June 15th Community Board 7 planning meeting that this was a "done deal," we have found much evidence to the contrary.

It may be legal, but is it responsible?

Please join us in our fight of this neighborhood atrocity. Your voice counts. You CAN make a difference.

We appreciate your interest and hope you will:

- Contact elected officials and let them know of your opposition to this project. Please scroll down to the section called Contact Elected Officials for the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.
-Sign the petition (if you haven't yet signed,it's now available online at
- Share your ideas, experience and contacts.
- Be available for activism and research. Help us to spread the word.
- Donate. We're an all-volunteer group, but we need to raise funds for attorney and architect fees, as well as filing fees and other legal expenses.

Please make your check payable to West Siders for Responsible Development, Inc. and mail it to:

West Siders for Responsible Development, Inc.
P.O. Box 2059
New York, NY 10025

Welcome to this fight. United, we can win a victory for responsible development.

Thank you!

President: Miki Fiegel Picinich 212-222-6077
Treasurer: Toni Cindrich 212-865-7080
Vice Pres: Bob Botfeld 212-865-1450
Vice Pres: Bill Crain 212-222-7022

West Siders for Responsible Development

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