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Shelling Out for School Supplies

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

Upper West Side public schools are adding items like paper towels and copy paper to their students’ mandatory school supply lists Toilet paper, check. Liquid hand soap, check. Baby wipes, check. This may sound like a typical grocery list for household essentials, but for many Upper West Side parents, it was part of their child’s [&hellip
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The Private School Building Boom

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

Dalton’s expansion draws opposition on the East Side Once again, an Upper East Side private school is rankling the neighbors. This time it’s the Dalton School, which has outgrown its space and is looking to expand via an extension of the school’s 12-story building. Dalton is planning on adding two floors to accommodate more room [&hellip
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From NYC to South America — Via Ambulance

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

Volunteers are raising money to drive an ambulance to Argentina New Yorkers are used to the blaring sounds of emergency vehicle sirens. But in a farming community in Argentina, the nearest hospital and ambulance could be 100 miles away. That’s where Stephen Jan and his team of seven explorers come in. “The Last Responders” have [&hellip
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Rosenthal All In for the Upper West Side

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

The Democrat’s council choice on housing, and the mallification of the neighborhood Helen Rosenthal has her fingers in multiple pots on the Upper West Side. She has served on Community Board 7, and on the board of groups like the West Side Crime Prevention Program, and Parent Job Net. She is a public policy advocate. [&hellip
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Is It Arrivederci to Little Italy?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Rent increases and gentrification have forced the Italians out of their own neighborhood “Don’t forget the cannoli, or the cannoli-sellers!” Italian businesses in Little Italy are pleading.  Cannolis would be hard to miss this week, as Little Italy is once again consumed by the Feast of San Gennaro, the red, white and green-splashed celebration of [&hellip
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The First Week of School

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

We visited a downtown elementary school to chat with students Labor day has come and gone, which means school is back in session. Our Town Downtown took a trip to P.S. 130 on Baxter Street to hear what kids are saying about their first week back. We caught up with kindergarteners Maggie, Gian and Tristan, [&hellip
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