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Notes Form the Neighborhhod: A Slam Dunk For A Good Cause

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

Nathan Warszawski shoots for two points to raise funds for the Strong Kids Campaign during the Second annual Basketball Shootout Contest at the west side YMCA March 31st. Participants earned points be making baskets, with the most points winning a prize, as did the child who collected the most pledges
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Notes From THe Neighborhood: Transitional Housing Fundraiser

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

  TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FUNDRAISER Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Josh Rogers The Settlement Housing Fund and Department of Housing, Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua will mark the five-year anniversary of a semipermanent transitional housing building on the Upper West Side, with a tour and reception this Thursday, April 12. The residence, called Semiperm, houses [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood: New Political Education Program

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

cunylogo The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Latino Leadership Institute have jointly announced the creation of new program aimed at educating New Yorkers on how elections and political campaigns function in the city. The program will offer classes on campaign finance, ethics, field operations, petitions, electoral strategy, turn out the vote, [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood: Macy’s Says No The East Side

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

Courtesy of John Dalton On Monday, not long after Brooklyn politicians rallied to bring the Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River, Macy’s said it would stay on the Hudson this year. “Macy’s Fireworks will take place on the Hudson River, with barges positioned between 18th and 48th streets providing two miles of public viewing space,” said [&hellip
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Notes From the Neighborhood: Preservationists Target UWS Site

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

powerhouse Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Josh Rogers The Preservation League of New York, a statewide group, has added the IRT Powerhouse building on West 59th Street and 11th Avenue to its “Seven to Save” list of historic sites it will push to preserve by achieving landmark status or securing other means of assured preservation. Local [&hellip
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City Looks to Close the Book on More Funding

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

By Megan Bungeroth with additional reporting by Andrew Rice When people think of libraries, they think of taciturn old librarians, stacks of musty books and repressive quiet zones where the smallest sound is met with a harsh shush! The reality couldn’t be further from this image. Walking into the Battery Park City Library on North [&hellip
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Cocktails & Pigeons

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

photo(5) Last night, over 150 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 few [&hellip
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Debate Over More Middle School Seats Heats Up

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

By Megan Bungeroth Upper West Side parents are usually clamoring for more public school space, and now the conversation has turned toward the impending demand for middle school seats. At a joint Community Education Council (CEC) and President’s Council meeting last week for District 3, concerned parents and board members hashed out the issues facing [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

By Megan Bungeroth Oh, the iRony An Irish tourist was visiting the Upper West Side Apple store, perusing the laptops, when she became a victim of theft. An unknown man snatched the woman’s white iPhone 4, worth $500, from her unzipped purse. She told police that she couldn’t cancel her cell service until she returned [&hellip
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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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