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Second Avenue Crash-Way

Written by Mary Kekatos on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Taxi accidents are on the rise along Second Avenue in the subway construction zone Upper East Side Second Avenue has long been a cause of strife for New Yorkers on the East side. From restaurant owners losing profits due to subway construction to pedestrians being forced onto the street thanks to closed sidewalks, the avenue [&hellip
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Showcasing the Artistry of Sports

Written by Mary Kekatos on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Art dealer Neil Scherer on his gallery of sports memorabilia in the style of an art show Midtown East Neil Scherer grew up loving sports. He still remembers going to a football game with his father and watching the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 72-41, as well as countless Yankee Stadium visits. The [&hellip
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Chinatown Lawyer To Head N.Y. State Bar

Written by Mary Kekatos on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Glenn Lau-Kee was elected the 117th president of the state bar association last month Glenn Lau-Kee, a partner at the downtown law firm Kee & Lau-Kee, assumed the office of president of the New York State Bar Association, making him the group’s 117th, and first Asian-American, president. Lau-Kee’s father, Norman Lau Kee, who founded the [&hellip
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Tourist Thrill Becomes a Residential Nuisance

Written by Mary Kekatos on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Residents are incensed by near-constant noise from tourist helicopters Battery Park City Lower Manhattan is drowning in sound. Neighbors surrounding popular launching and landing pads for helicopters say that the constant chopper noise is practically unbearable, and they want the city to do something about it. On a recent Monday, five helicopters in a row [&hellip
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The Noise that Never Sleeps

Written by Mary Kekatos on . Posted in News Our Town

Residents living near the construction site of the former Ruppert Playground report unceasing noise Upper East Side Sixty-seven and a half decibels is approximately the sound that a washing machine makes. That is the sound level in George O’Connor’s apartment at 225 East 93rd Street, but he doesn’t have any appliances running. If O’Connor opens [&hellip
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