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Sen. Espaillat Hopes to Retain Expanded West Side District

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

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat   As the September primary date draws near, Sen. Adriano Espaillat is pushing full steam ahead in his second consecutive campaign, hoping to convince a whole new set of voters that he is the right man to represent the 31st District in the New York State Senate for another term. Espaillat narrowly lost the congressional [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Harlem Shooter Indicted Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced the indictment of an East Harlem man for the July 5 slaying of 21-year-old Matt Shaw. The defendant, Khalid Rahman, 20, was indicted on charges of murder in the second degree in the shooting death of Shaw, who had recently graduated from college. He is [&hellip
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Could You Live Here? As City Pushes For Smaller Apts, We Look at Life 300-sq.-ft. and Below

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

MAYORS_OFFICE_7536482698_5 copy City is pushing for even smaller apartments Manhattan residents pride themselves on their creative uses of space. Using the oven for storage is an amateur move compared to the ingenuity of how some people make their tiny spaces work; lofted beds have become de rigueur. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning on pushing New Yorkers’ [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

JamesKelleher_330West95th Broadway Writer Found Dead Early on Monday morning, DNAinfo and other news outlets reported, writer Mark O’Donnell was found dead outside his home on Riverside Drive. Authorities at first did not identify the man who had collapsed outside 202 Riverside Dr. but pronounced him dead at the scene, apparently having suffered cardiac arrest. O’Donnell was [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Siders Applaud MTA Repair Plan Upper East Side City Council Member Jessica Lappin released the results of a transit survey this week that finds that an overwhelming majority of constituents are happy with the MTA’s new Fastrack subway maintenance system. The Fastrack program replaced the old system of closing down subway stations for several [&hellip
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