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Race For Campaign Cash Heats Up

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

800px-Money_Cash The 2013 City Council race may seem like a far-off event to average residents, but in the political sphere, the competition is already heated. The Upper West Side will be seeing candidates vie for a wide-open Council seat next fall, as Council Member Gale Brewer will be finishing her third and final term. While Brewer [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter CB8 Slams 583 Park Application In the latest development of the ongoing battle between the event venue 583 Park and some of its Upper East Side neighbors, Community Board 8 voted to disapprove the venue’s beer and wine license application last week. 583 Park is located in the Third Church of Christ Scientist’s historic building [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Brewer Intros New Bike Legislation Following last week’s news from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that they will be unleashing a new education and enforcement team for commercial cyclists on the Upper West Side, Council Member Gale Brewer announced that she’s also introducing a new bill to reform the city’s commercial cycling laws at a [&hellip
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Greg Louganis Q&A

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Greg Louganis has built his entire life around overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles. He is perhaps most famous for a single dive at the 1988 Olympics preliminaries, a reverse two-and-a-half somersault pike, in which he hit the back of his head on the spring board and had to receive stitches for his injury. Undaunted by the [&hellip
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New Charter Opens to Applause

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

A neighborhood that went to battle to fiercely oppose the opening of one charter school in the recent past is now set to welcome another with open arms. The Hebrew Charter School Center is preparing to open its newest school in Community Education District 3, which covers the Upper West Side as well as parts [&hellip
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City Seeks to Crackdown on “Reckless” Delivery Bikes

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

Photo by Ed Yourdan. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan held a press conference to announce the DOT’s new education and enforcement program for delivery cyclists. The commissioner was joined by Council Members Gale Brewer, Jessica Lappin, Dan Garodnick and Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, as well as some local restaurant owners, to introduce the efforts and explain [&hellip
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Noah Gotbaum Mulls Public Advocate Run

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Education, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

noah Noah Gotbaum has made a name for himself on the Upper West Side as a fierce advocate for public education, and now he’s considering taking that reputation for a city-wide test run in a campaign for public advocate. As a father of three children in local public schools and a member of District 3’s Community [&hellip
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