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Kellner won’t seek re-election

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Kellner won’t seek re-election Assemblyman Micah Kellner announced he won’t be seeking re-election at a meeting last week of the East Side Democratic Club. “I wanted to let everyone know that I’m not going to be running for re-election this fall,” said Kellner to club members on Feb. 20. “The reason I chose not to [&hellip
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Memorializing a Neighborhood Advocate

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Effort underway to co-name Peck Slip after community board member Community Board 1 is spearheading an effort to co-name Peck Slip after a longtime Community Board 1 member and Seaport resident who recently passed away. Harold Reed, a former art dealer and theatrical producer, chaired CB1’s Arts and Entertainment Committee since 2001 and was a [&hellip
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Garodnick Pushes for Ad Transparency

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

East Side councilman hopes that ‘with disclosure, perhaps will come more civility’ As any New Yorker knows, politics in this town can get nasty. Last election cycle, for instance, featured ads arguing that City Comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer should be behind bars {because he “secretly wired money to criminal enterprises and solicited prostitutes”) and others [&hellip
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A Dangerous Walk for Spruce Street Kids

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Parents worried about nearby traffic Parents of kids who attend the Spruce Street School in the Financial District say that since September, they’ve had to contend with narrow, congested streets, box trucks backing onto sidewalks, major construction, and a 20-foot-tall inflatable rat while walking their kids to school. All that, plus kids who have picked [&hellip
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Public Financing for Private Schools

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Grace Church School Under-the-radar agency helps exclusive schools raise hundreds of millions of dollars– all while public schools scramble A little-known program within the city’s Economic Development Corp. has become the chief vehicle by which private schools in Manhattan refinance their capital projects, funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to some of the priciest schools in the city. [&hellip
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Beloved Doorman Says Farewell

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Long time Upper East Side doorman Carlos Monteiro retires after 20 years making residents feel at home It seems like everyone at 445 East 86th Street has a Carlos story. Carlos Monteiro, 70, has been the doorman at the Upper East Side co-op for the past 28 years, and this past Friday was his last [&hellip
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Priced out of Carnegie Hill

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Small businesses hit hard by rent increases, changes in co-op rules Fred Kooby signed a lease for his stationery store on the Upper East Side the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Since then, he’s operated Blacker and Kooby at the same location on Madison Avenue and 88th Street with a handful of [&hellip
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