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What Will Happen to the Horses?

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

Carriage horses The city’s horse carriage industry may be coming to an end – but no one is quite sure where the animals will go The horses pulling carriages through Central Park aren’t aware that their working days are numbered, which is probably for the best, considering their uncertain future. Currently there are about 220 horses registered [&hellip
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Garodnick Sharpens Focus for Final Council Term

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

After conceding the speaker’s race, the third-term Upper East Side council member turns his attention to development and neighborhood concerns Dan Garodnick is nothing if not unflappable. Coming down from a roller coaster year of campaigning for three different elected positions as well as supporting colleagues running for citywide offices, Garodnick has just started his [&hellip
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Deadly Traffic Weekend on the Upper West Side

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

Accidents come as deBlasio pledges zero traffic deaths Upper West Siders are reeling from the news of two separate traffic deaths over the weekend — both fatalities to pedestrians attempting to cross the street. Nine-year-old Calhoun School student Cooper Stock was crossing West End Avenue with his father around 9 p.m. Friday night when a [&hellip
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Brewer Pledges Transparency and Participation as Boro Prez

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

Former Upper West Side city council member Gale Brewer was sworn in as Manhattan Borough President on Sunday A crowd of supporters over 3,000 strong gathered at the Hammerstein Ballroom on West 34th Street on Sunday, January 12 to cheer on Gale Brewer as she took the oath of office to become the Manhattan Borough [&hellip
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Franchised Nostalgia, with a Side of Bacon

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

Savvy bloggers and born-and-raised New Yorkers roll their eyes as hard as the plastic spoons at Dairy Queen, but the people opening these franchises have surely done their market research, and shall be rewarded with no shortage of customers. Neither can these customers be dismissed as all tourists; the locations are far from Times Square and Rockefeller Center and the Freedom Tower
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Comic Serenades Sallie Mae

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

Student Loan Girl_opt A downtown resident takes a unique approach to dealing with oversize student loan payments Last week, Jessica Delfino, who writes and performs “dirty folk rock” for a living, prepared to make a familiar call to the company that manages her student loans. She planned to tell whatever representative who answered the phone that she certainly [&hellip
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The Congregation Versus the Community

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

Churches and synagogues throughout Manhattan facing economic hardship may find their financial plans thwarted by preservation efforts It’s hard to argue against preserving the city’s historic, soaring monuments to God. Churches and synagogues throughout Manhattan have been targeted by preservation enthusiasts since the city first created the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965. They have good [&hellip
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The New Face of Downtown

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

Corey Johnson won the September primary and is already thinking about how he will serve District 3 next year in the council Corey Johnson cannot slow down. After winning the Democratic primary in the city council race for District 3, representing Chelsea and the West Village, Johnson is running virtually unopposed in the general election, [&hellip
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Your Neighborhood, Your Choice

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

Candidates Talk Affordability and Development on Eve of Election  On September 10, voters will go to the polls to make decisions almost as crucial as on the big day in November. The primary election next Tuesday will determine who gets on the ballot for each political party. We polled all four candidates vying to represent [&hellip
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