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Tapped In: Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth ESPAILLAT GUNNING FOR CONGRESS Several weeks ago, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat denied any interest in running in a primary against Rep. Charlie Rangel, who currently occupies the northern Manhattan congressional seat, in an interview with City & State. “He’s a well-liked guy and he’s a legend. It’s tough to run against [&hellip
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Breath of Fresh Air: Upper East Side steam plant converts to natural gas

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

By Megan Bungeroth Officials from Con Edison are paving the way to convert both of their Manhattan steam generating plants into natural gas-fueled facilities. Last week, representatives from the energy company came to Community Board 8 to explain how the conversion would work at their Upper East Side plant on East 74th Street and York [&hellip
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Tapped In: Notes From the Neighborhood

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

OSHA FINDS  VIOLATIONS IN SECOND AVE. SUBWAY Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued several serious violations and fines to SSK, the company contracted to dig the Second Avenue Subway tunnels. The agency found that workers in the tunnel were not properly tested and fitted for the masks [&hellip
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Where’s This Woman? Fighting for the Upper East Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in OTTY Awards, Our Town, Politics

OT.COV.Carolyn.Maloney.as Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the 2012 East Sider of the Year OTTY award winner, pulls no punches fighting for her Upper East Side district. Some politicians get themselves noticed for the things they say. Others work quietly, hoping to gain attention for the things they do. The rare breed of national legislator is able to land [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

CrimeWatch Home Invasion Last Thursday night, a masked man pushed his way into an apartment on West 81st Street, brandishing what appeared to be a silver weapon to the startled male victim who answered the door. The suspect, who police said is known only as “Anthony,” told his male victim to shut up and get on the ground, then went into the living [&hellip
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City Looks to Close the Book on More Library Funding

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Breaking News, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

library2   Anyone who thinks of libraries as repressively quiet zones filled with musty books need only walk into the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library system to be instantly proven wrong. While the Upper West Side branch boasts its fair share of quiet spots as well as, of course, books, it is also a bright, modern community space where locals [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Lifestyle, Our Town

Tapped In: Notes from the Neighborhood CAR WASH WORKERS TARGET UES OWNER Last Friday, a group of car wash workers rallied at LMC Car Wash on East 109th Street to protest what they claim is its mistreatment of workers and to campaign for better working conditions. The car wash is one of about 20 in New York City operated by Lage Management Company; owner John Lage was ordered to [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East Siders

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town, Seniors

senior New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of financial crimes, but the elderly are particularly at risk and [&hellip
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CB8 Shoots Down Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Business, News Our Town, Our Town

msk Last week, representatives for Memorial Sloan-Kettering (MSK) made a final plea to Community Board 8 asking for their blessing on a variance request for their planned new cancer center on the Upper East Side. But much to the delight of many in attendance at the meeting, the board voted not to approve the request, creating a bumpier road to ultimate approval from the Board [&hellip
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City Looks to Close the Book More on Library Funding

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

article11 By Megan Bungeroth Anyone who thinks of libraries as repressively quiet zones filled with musty books need only walk into the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library system to be instantly proven wrong. While the Upper West Side branch boasts its fair share of quiet spots as well as, of course, books, [&hellip
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