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It’s ‘Academic’ As Prof Runs for Lappin Seat

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Hill Krishnan may be the only candidate for City Council who can speak with equal passion about his theories on national military spending and the fusion of disco moves with traditional Indian dancing. A search for him on YouTube will reveal Krishnan asking U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron about the British government’s commitment to nonproliferation [&hellip
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High Society Party for the Birds

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Last Tuesday night, over 250 bird lovers crowded into the Vanderbilt Mansion on East 93rd Street to give their attention and dollars to New York City’s first wildlife rehabilitation center, The Wild Bird Fund. Men and women dressed in suits and sequined sweaters munched on vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and mingled with turtles, a snake, a [&hellip
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Landmarking Yorkville’s German Past

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The Upper East Side can expect to soon claim another landmark. The Yorkville Bank Building, at 1511 Third Ave., is under consideration by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for landmark designation, and the application is strongly supported by community members, preservation advocates and the building’s owner. Late last month, the LPC met to hear testimony [&hellip
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Landmarking Yorkville’s German Past

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

  Late last month, the LPC met to hear testimony about the historic building, which it described as “an elegant Italian renaissance revival-style structure.” The Yorkville Bank, which was established in 1893 by German stockholders, first operated out of an office on Third Avenue and East 85th Street. In 1905, they commissioned Robert Maynicke, a [&hellip
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More Bikes, Less Cars in Central Park

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A new shift is about to once again change the battling dynamic between vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians traveling through Central Park. In the coming weeks, the Central Park Conservancy and the Department of Transportation will be jointly presenting a plan to community boards 7 (Upper West Side) and 8 (Upper East Side) outlining their plans [&hellip
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Lifelong Upper East Sider Aims For Lappin’s Seat

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Ben Kallos is nothing if not a go-getter, in the most extreme sense of the word. On any given weekday, he’s awake, has gone for a run or swim and had three breakfast meetings—and three breakfasts, which he swears has made him lose, not gain, weight—before many aspiring politicians have had their morning coffee. Oh, [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood: The British Are Coming!

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londoncandy The London Candy Company, which bills itself as a “boutique British confectioner,” is hosting its first art exhibition at its Upper East Side flagship store at 1442 Lexington Ave. The large-scale paintings in the Sick Sweet series by London artist Emma-Louise depict classic British sweets and are described as “heavily dripped, chaotically whipped and sensationally [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood: Golden Age Music Debut

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simonives Early music ensemble Sonnambula will present a program of previously unperformed works of 17th-century composer Simon Ives, an overlooked master of the Golden Age of English consort music. Ives adapted the musical idioms of his time—the legacy of English liturgical polyphony, the Italian madrigal and the dance-like Italian canzona—to his own particular vision. The concert [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood: Captains of Industry Talk

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Ben Sisto The 92Y continues its series of talks with prominent business people with an evening with Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman, CEO and co-founder of investment firm Blackstone. Schwarzman started his career at Lehman Brothers before founding Blackstone, where he has been closely involved in every phase of its development and growth. Tuesday, April 10 at 8:15 [&hellip
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