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One on One at Fusion Academy

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

fusionacademy_option2 copy   A new private school has opened on the Upper East Side, and it has the rare ability to assert that there is nothing else quite like it offered in Manhattan. The newest campus location of Fusion Academy, temporarily located at 49 E. 52nd Street, just started classes this week. What makes it different from [&hellip
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Delivery Bike Crackdown Coming

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

bikewheel Hundreds of Upper West Side restaurant owners, managers and delivery cyclists crowded into a room at the St. Agnes Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, to find out how they can stay on the right side of an impending crackdown from the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT has been conducting a series of forums to [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

CrimeWatch Early Morning Intimidation Two friends were standing on the sidewalk on Third Avenue around 10:30 a.m. last Thursday when they were approached by three men. One of the perps reportedly punched one of the victims in the face with a closed fist, causing a small laceration, while another made threatening moves to the second victim, [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

450px-Halfblinded_racoon Raccoons Rampant in Central Park Last month, Upper West Side Council Member Gale Brewer wrote to the Parks Department to get some answers to a curious concern her office had been hearing about—the raccoon population in Central Park. Apparently the critters had been spotted at several playgrounds throughout park, including the Rudin Playground near 96th [&hellip
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$150,000 per month!

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

WS_768FifthAvenue508_Melanie_ copy Most Expensive Rentals of the Upper East Side By Megan Bungeroth Additional reporting by John Friia Perhaps it’s a sign of relative austerity that New York City’s current most expensive rental listing, a title newly bestowed on an Upper East Side mansion, is actually being offered at a substantial discount—though it’s not exactly a steal [&hellip
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Extell Gets OK on Affordable Housing Plan

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

rendering.tiff Last week, Community Board 7 issued another approval in the massive development project at Riverside Center, a project that the board has played a crucial role in shaping over the past several years. Riverside Center South, a project of Extell Development Co., is the planned residential and commercial community that is slated to begin construction [&hellip
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The Heidelberg’s Hail Mary

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

The view of the 2nd Ave. subway line construction site from the Heidleberg bar. ICONIC SECOND AVENUE BUSINESSES STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL WITH SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION The polished floors, brand new tables, restored 90-year-old paintings and modern updates to the historic Heidelberg restaurant seem to indicate a run-of-the-mill renovation, something that happens in the normal course of operating a business. But if you look closely at the gleaming hardwood and peek [&hellip
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