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Wikipedia:Naming conventions (US stations)/NYC Subway RfCEdit

Just so everyone who would come here knows, there is an ongoing RfC at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (US stations)/NYC Subway RfC that WP:NYC might be interested in. (Summoned by bot) -- I dream of horses  If you reply here, please ping me by adding {{U|I dream of horses}} to your message  (talk to me) (My edits) @ 05:11, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Rent control changes to be passed by the LegislatureEdit

I am not an expert on this, but the changes that are set to be passed are drastic and need coverage on wikipedia. The article Rent control in New York needs to cover this and could use some work done, but I am no expert on this. Any thoughts? Thanks.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 00:03, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan to be nominated for GA statusEdit

I plan to nominate Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan for GA status soon. Comments, suggestions or other input are very welcome! -- Happypillsjr 17:16, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Requested moveEdit

There is a requested move at Talk:WTC Cortlandt (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) that could benefit from your opinions. Please come and help out. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  16:12, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Proposed renaming - Community Boards to Community DistrictEdit

I would like to suggest the renaming of the Community Boards of New York City category to Community Districts of New York City. The rationale is that the community district is the administrative unit, while the community board is the appointed representative of said district. The rationale also applies to the individual community district articles, such as Brooklyn Community Board 2, which should also be renamed (i.e. Brooklyn Community District 2). --HugoHelp (talk) 22:08, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

This is an interesting idea. My whole life people have always called them "Community Boards", so I'm somewhat inclined to think this is a case of WP:COMMON and a valid use of metonymy like when "the Kremlin" refers to the Russian government. However, I was pretty impressed to see the in-depth portal for Community District Profiles on, so maybe that term is gaining more currency.--Pharos (talk) 23:10, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
NYC.GOV uses "community boards" consistently. Searches on "community district" bring results pointing to "community board" articles. No change in current usage is indicated. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:21, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject NYC on the radio + Sunday annual wiki-picnicEdit

I wanted to share this Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism radio piece about WikiProject New York City, interviewing myself as well as @Jim.henderson: and @Adjoajo:. I hope we can highlight more work from other WikiProject New YC members as other interview opportunities come up. Additionally, I would like to invite all you good members of the WikiProject to Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wiknic 2019 Sunday on Roosevelt Island, with potluck, tacos, and a great view of the first article I ever wrote, U Thant Island!--Pharos (talk) 17:30, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

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