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Redistricted out of the Upper West Side?

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

Once every decade, the City’s Council district lines go in for an overhaul. According to the city charter, the lines must be redrawn in order to reflect the shifting population of the city and keep communities intact. Each of the city’s 51 districts always changes at least a little bit, usually around the borders, gaining [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

Frankie Quinney puts the finishing touches on raising the Big Top tent for the Big Apple Circus in Lincoln Center. Tickets go on sale this week for the circus’s all-new, 34th season production, Legendarium! WEST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT APPROVED Last week, the City Council voted unanimously to officially designate the first extension of the Riverside-West End Historic District, covering West End Avenue and its adjacent side streets from West 79th Street to West 87th Street. This final move marks the first victory in what preservation advocates hope will be [&hellip
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UES Prof’s Book on Obama’s Language of Inclusion

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

Layout 1 Like many members of the engaged electorate, Upper East Side resident Ian Reifowitz has been listening closely to what President Barack Obama has been saying since he launched his run for office in 2007. But while others listen for content, Reifowitz has been analyzing the specific language choices the president has made, and he’s just [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

800px.Do_Not_Cross._Crime_Scene Head Down, Phone Gone On Monday, Oct. 8, at around 6:30 p.m., a local 21-year-old was employing the fancy mapping features of her new iPhone 5 when she was caught unaware. The woman was intently studying the map as she walked toward the northwest corner of Third Avenue and East 95th Street when an unknown [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

NeighborhoodChatter WAR DOC SCREENS AT UWS CHURCH West-Park Presbyterian Church, at 165 W. 86th St., is hosting an advance screening of a new documentary film, The Second Meeting, followed by a panel discussion with one of the film’s subjects and the producer and director, Željko Mirkovi. The film follows U.S. Air Force pilot Dale Zelko on [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

800px.Do_Not_Cross._Crime_Scene Fire Starter Police were called to the scene of a fire in an East 96th Street building last week on Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials determined that an unknown perpetrator had intentionally set the blaze in the trash compactor area of the residential building, calling the fire “incendiary.” No one in the building was hurt. There [&hellip
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Best Winter Drinks

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Eat & Drink, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

coffee-lin_mei_chen Compiled by Megan Bungeroth, Alicia Bynum and Naomi Cohen Beat the onset of the winter chills with these hot-temp brews Café Lalo 201 W. 83rd St. near Broadway, cafelalo.com Café Lalo is primarily a dessert spot, and it doesn’t disappoint in the drink selection. This is the place to enjoy a cool-weather cordial after dinner [&hellip
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Reimagining Phone Booths

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

10 copy In 1999, New York City and its Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) decided to invest heavily in an important element of the bustling city’s infrastructure—pay phones. Since then, of course, the use of pay phones has decreased as rapidly and dramatically as Apple churns out new iPhones, and the 13,000 pay phone lining [&hellip
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