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Bellevue One of the Few

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

bellevue East Side psychiatric ER provides care designed for children In most emergency rooms in the city—and in the state and across the country—children who come in with psychological symptoms are treated much the same as adults. An 8-year-old suffering from undiagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who has acted up in school, maybe out of frustration [&hellip
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Zone Green Amendment Has Some Seeing Red

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

greenot The city under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken some aggressive steps toward a greener future, and the Department of City Planning recently released its latest development in transforming New York into a more sustainable place to live. The Zone Green Text Amendment is currently circulating through the city’s community boards for comments and feedback, and [&hellip
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Girl Scout of a Certain Age

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

FEFrancesHesselbeinas National group’s former leader is anything but retiring If Frances Hesselbein receives just a modicum more recognition in her life, which she very likely will, she’ll have to get a new office. Every inch of her wall is covered with framed honorary degrees, photographs of her smiling and looking familiar with dignitaries and presidents and [&hellip
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Fashion Week's Economic Boon

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Business, NY Press Exclusive, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth While some residents gripe about the unfavorable ramifications of having Fashion Week in their backyard, there are benefits to the community for hosting the event. In August 2011, the Fordham Consulting Group and Fordham University Graduate School of Business released an economic impact study outlining the effects of Fashion Week on the immediate [&hellip
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Fashion Week Nightmare

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

fashionweekinsert Neighbors cry foul over takeover of neighborhood park By Megan Bungeroth For designers, buyers, reporters, photographers and clothes-conscious consumers the world over, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week conjures images of the latest and greatest designs paraded around in a swirl of parties and publicity. For residents of the area surrounding Fashion Week’s Lincoln Center home, however, the event [&hellip
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East Side Crime Watch

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

Very Sticky Fingers Police from the 19th Precinct arrested a man on burglary charges this week, closing a borough-wide pattern. The man was discovered inside a fast-food donut shop in the early morning, before the store opened, with a screwdriver and flashlight (what the cops classify as burglary tools) in his possession. He supposedly gained [&hellip
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East Side Crime Watch

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

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth Very Sticky Fingers Police from the 19th Precinct arrested a man on burglary charges this week, closing a borough-wide pattern. The man was discovered inside a fast-food donut shop in the early morning, before the store opened, with a screwdriver and flashlight (what the cops classify as burglary tools) in his possession. [&hellip
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West Side Crime Watch

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

Through the Ringer A crooked service man made off with more than the cost of repairing a washing machine on Friday, Jan. 13. A woman in her fifties said that between August 2011 and Jan. 13, a service man came to her home on West 80th Street on three occasions to repair her washer and [&hellip
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Keyholes: Taking a peek into Spalding Gray’s old writing spot

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Uncategorized

  This month, Our Town Downtown begins a new recurring feature called Keyholes, in which we investigate real, Downtown apartments. And who better to show that it doesn’t hurt than our own managing editor Marissa Maier, who currently lives in the former Soho apartment of Spalding Gray, her stepfather
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