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Bad Boys and Buildings

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

ws_unfinishedconstruction_AA SOME OF THE CITY’S WORST REPEAT OFFENDERS Historically speaking, New York City has come a long way from the days of dangerous, overcrowded and patently unsafe residential buildings that used to mark the landscape of Manhattan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are dozens of agencies and offices in place to make [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter REP. MALONEY’S OPPONENT TAKES AIM Last week, Republican candidate for Congress Chris Wight took incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney to task for her use of a four-letter word—“when.” Wight seized on a statement that Maloney made during a rally protesting the presence of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, at the United Nations. “In the last [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo by Matthieu Aubry, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. RATS INVADE  SUPERMARKET The blog My Upper West reported on the second vermin sighting in the Upper West Side Fairway Market in recent weeks. Earlier, the blog posted a video of rats scurrying through the aisles, and Fairway’s management responded that they were addressing the rodent problem. But on Sept. 26, another alert customer captured [&hellip
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Cooper Joins Hunt for City Council Seat

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

ws_debracooper_AA Debra Cooper has been around the political block, and now she’s ready to start down the road of a City Council candidacy. Cooper is the latest to jump into the race to represent the Upper West Side district in 2014, when current Council Member Gale Brewer will be out due to term limits. Cooper has [&hellip
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New Cancer Center Comes to Upper East Side

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

WS_E73rd Riverfront Rendering_courtesyof[TK]   Last week, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the Upper East Side will soon be home to a brand-new building housing a brand-new partnership of city institutions. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the City University of New York’s Hunter College will be teaming up to construct a connected science facility on East 73rd Street, on what [&hellip
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