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Upper West Side’s Own Gets Supreme Court Nod

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By Dan Rivoli President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, would be the fourth female justice, serving alongside two other women from New York City. But Kagan would be the only sitting justice from Manhattan—the Upper West Side, to be exact. While the Brooklyn-bred Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught at Columbia Law School [&hellip
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Upper West Side’s Own Gets Supreme Court Nod

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By Dan Rivoli President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, would be the fourth female justice, serving alongside two other women from New York City. But Kagan would be the only sitting justice from Manhattan—the Upper West Side, to be exact. While the Brooklyn-bred Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught at Columbia Law School [&hellip
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No Wallflower: Symphony Space’s Laura Kaminsky

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By Bonnie Rosenberg Symphony Space is known for presenting music marathons that are unforgettable for any culture vulture. May 15, the 12-hour “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall” will include world and U.S. premieres, along with rare works by world-renowned and emerging composers from the Soviet Union and Communist-era Eastern Europe. It’s the brainchild of [&hellip
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Preserve West Park

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To the Editor: Several years ago, before Hugo Meneses defaced the sanctuary he claims loyalty to, I had considered becoming a member of West Park Presbyterian Church. Mr. Meneses states that landmarking the church only interests the neighborhood’s rich people, and is not supported by its congregants (“Church Member Arrested During Landmark Protest,” April 22). [&hellip
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Bad Plan For Student Loans

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To the Editor: The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a rule that will limit access to higher education and economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans. This “Gainful Employment” rule will deny students access to educational programs and degrees that lead to placement in high-demand jobs by making such programs ineligible for much-needed [&hellip
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Share the Talk Club

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Let’s discuss safe traveling and co-op and condo home transparency By Bette Dewing “If you see something, say something,” has long been my mantra, got me writing this column and countless letters to editors, and using 311 a lot (often about good or bad bus drivers). But speaking in public or in groups is forever [&hellip
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CHURCH GRAFFITI, PART II

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By Dan Rivoli Anti-landmark graffiti is back on the church that is pitting neighborhood preservationists against the congregation’s leader. The message “Stop Gale Brewer’s Forced Landmarking” was recently painted on the sidewalk shed that hugs West Park Presbyterian Church, on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Brewer, the Council member for the West Side, has [&hellip
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