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Stuck in Transit

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Wheelchair-bound commuters face a subway system on the East Side with almost no elevators Kitty Lunn will never forget the day when she was stuck in her wheelchair for four hours in front of a broken elevator at the 51st Street subway station on Lexington Avenue. No one stopped to help her, thinking she was [&hellip
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Charities See Drop In Giving A Year After Sandy

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

New York Cares needs more coats; other NYC non-profits are feeling cutbacks too Throughout the city, a number of local charities are reporting an alarming drop in donations this year, and many attribute the discrepancy to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Last year, New Yorkers were overwhelmingly generous in the wake of the large-scale disaster [&hellip
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Why Haven’t CitiBikes Made It Uptown?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Since the bikeshare was launched last summer, the city has been flooded with 6,000 blue shareable bikes and hundreds of stations across southern Brooklyn and Manhattan. But even though lower Manhattan is teaming with bike share stations, the northernmost Citi bike station is at 60th Street- just above Columbus Circle. And although the city has [&hellip
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Redefining Disability One Pirouette At a Time

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Kitty Lum’s Infinity Dance Theatre for dancers with disabilities wowed Upper West Side audiences in last week’s annual performance Arms carefully poised upward and outward, stretching toward the ceiling with the grace and precision that only a professional dancer could achieve, Upper West Side native Kitty Lunn finishes another one of her original pieces: a [&hellip
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