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UES Council Members Eye Higher Offices

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

FE-Dan Garodnick(as) The Upper East Side appears to be a perfect incubator for ambitious young politicians seeking to move up the ranks of New York City politics. Both City Council members Jessica Lappin, representing Roosevelt Island and the eastern portion of the neighborhood, and Dan Garodnick, who represents the western portion bordering Central Park and south to [&hellip
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East Side Notes From the Neighborhood

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

MALONEY ASKS, “WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?” Upper East Side Rep. Carolyn Maloney made national headlines last week for purportedly walking out of a congressional hearing on contraception and religious liberty held to address how President Barack Obama’s directive for health insurance companies to provide coverage for contraception will affect religious institutions. There were so few [&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

Lightning Quick Thieves Credit card theft and fraud are still some of the most prevalent crimes on the Upper West Side. The perpetrators of these crimes are often clever and quick, and victims sometimes don’t even realize they’ve been targeted until the sneaky thieves are well on their way to a shopping spree across town. [&hellip
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West Side Notes from the Neighborhood

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

PLANNED SCHOOL GETS NEEDED EXPANSION The School Construction Authority (SCA) has taken a step toward fixing the long-standing issue of overcrowding in Upper West Side public schools. After much deliberation on the part of the Department of Education, the SCA and Community Board 7, the SCA has agreed to increase the square footage of the [&hellip
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Talking Up DT: President of the New School

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

08-TalkingUp-David Van Zandt New School David Van Zandt has completed his first full year as the president of The New School, and he’s just getting started with his ideas for how to transform the already innovative university. Van Zandt, a graduate of Princeton, the London School of Economics and Yale Law School, practiced international banking law in New York years [&hellip
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Board Backs Longer Review for Jewish Lifecare Project

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

Over 100 people came out to Community Board 7’s full board meeting last Tuesday to express support for expanding the review process for building Jewish Home Lifecare’s (JHL) proposed new location on West 97th Street. Ultimately, the board was on their side, recommending the application go through additional review procedures. The decision hinged on a [&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

Impersonating Swindler Preys on Elderly A man is wanted by police on charges of grand larceny after a woman says he tricked her out of $9,000. A 91-year-old woman reported that last Tuesday, she received a phone call at home from a man claiming to be a police officer investigating the distribution of counterfeit bills. [&hellip
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Notes From the Neighborhood

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

311 Mess-ups Confuse Local Parents Upper East Side Assembly Member Micah Kellner alerted Our Town to a snafu in the 311 information system that has been giving parents incorrect information about their children’s school enrollment. Kellner said several parents have called his office over the past week to complain that 311 operators have apparently been [&hellip
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Quinn's State of the City Address

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

In a sweeping and ambitious State of the City speech on Thursday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn zeroed in on jobs, housing and education, promising new programs and city and state cooperation to pass laws that will enable them. “We need to tap into the power of our communities,” Quinn said in her speech. “We [&hellip
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