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A Legacy and a Promise

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Upper West Side WWII veteran, civil rights worker, doctor and Jewish scholar Alfred Moldovan passes away at 92 In March 1965, Gay Talese wrote an article in The New York Times about a civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, that focused on a man named Alfred Moldovan, who at the time was the treasurer of [&hellip
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Yorkville’s Pedestrian Problem

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

DOT studies make several recommendations to improve safety in area A new report from the city’s Department of Transportation calls for several safety upgrades in Yorkville specifically aimed at preventing accidents involving elderly pedestrians. The study looked at the area from East 72nd Street to East 91st Street between Madison Avenue and York Avenue, where [&hellip
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Residents Say City Hid Relocation Plans

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

Concerns voiced over planned probation office, lack of transparency in Civic Center plan Even before Cas Holloway, the city’s Deputy Mayor for Operations, let slip at a Community Board 1 meeting that the city had plans to move the probation department to a residential area in the Financial District, complaints were brewing from board members [&hellip
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Downtown elected leaders formally ask EDC to share their Seaport plans

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

A coalition of downtown officials sent a letter to the NYC Economic Development Corporation on Oct. 31 imploring them – along with the Howard Hughes Corporation – to be more transparent about their plans to develop the South Street Seaport. The letter, addressed to NYCEDC Executive Director Kyle Kimball, said, “There is a great deal [&hellip
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Election Chatter

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

What’s next for Liz, and assessing a Broooklyn mayor Before Bill de Blasio ran ramshackle over opponent Joe Lhota in the race for NYC mayor, shop talk was understandably centered on which elected leaders in the city’s Democratic corps were interested in a job with de Blasio’s administration. On the East Side of Manhattan, two [&hellip
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Reporting By Drawing

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

In her 30 years as a courtroom sketch artist, Elizabeth Williams has witnessed and recorded many famous cases Elizabeth Williams takes low-tech tools into a place where cameras and other recording devices aren’t allowed – federal courtrooms. With her brushes, pencils, pastels, paint and paper she re-creates scenes that would not normally be seen by [&hellip
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What happened to Micah Kellner?

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

One-time Democratic front-runner raised eyebrows for spending, attack ads Five months ago, Micah Kellner was a shoo-in for the city council on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Embraced by the city’s Democratic establishment, including outgoing Council Member Jessica Lappin, the 34-year-old state assemblyman had every hallmark of a rising star. Then, in late-July, Kellner’s campaign was [&hellip
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Downtown residents protest plan to move some criminal-justice offices

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

Downtown residents protest plan to move some criminal-justice offices At a Community Board 1 meeting on Oct. 22, more than 100 Tribeca residents came to protest a city plan to move a criminal summons court to 71 Thomas Street, in a residential neighborhood with a high concentration of schools. Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway [&hellip
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Village Cops Hone in on Unruly Cyclists

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

Residents and officers agree that bikes are creating problems in the neighborhood At a recent meeting at the 6th precinct, the Community Council President Maureen Remecale said that complaints over bicyclists are far and away the most common she hears when meeting with other council presidents across the city. “We all have problems with bicycles,” [&hellip
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