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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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City Moves Homeless to West 95th Street

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

JamesKelleher_330West95th Local residents and officials are outraged and alarmed by a Department of Homeless Services (DHS) decree that they will soon be placing 200 homeless families in two West 95th Street buildings. According to a letter sent to Community Board 7 on July 19, DHS will be contracting with a company called Aguila Inc. to operate [&hellip
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Race For Campaign Cash Heats Up

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

800px-Money_Cash The 2013 City Council race may seem like a far-off event to average residents, but in the political sphere, the competition is already heated. The Upper West Side will be seeing candidates vie for a wide-open Council seat next fall, as Council Member Gale Brewer will be finishing her third and final term. While Brewer [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter CB8 Slams 583 Park Application In the latest development of the ongoing battle between the event venue 583 Park and some of its Upper East Side neighbors, Community Board 8 voted to disapprove the venue’s beer and wine license application last week. 583 Park is located in the Third Church of Christ Scientist’s historic building [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Brewer Intros New Bike Legislation Following last week’s news from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that they will be unleashing a new education and enforcement team for commercial cyclists on the Upper West Side, Council Member Gale Brewer announced that she’s also introducing a new bill to reform the city’s commercial cycling laws at a [&hellip
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Greg Louganis Q&A

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

Greg Louganis has built his entire life around overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles. He is perhaps most famous for a single dive at the 1988 Olympics preliminaries, a reverse two-and-a-half somersault pike, in which he hit the back of his head on the spring board and had to receive stitches for his injury. Undaunted by the [&hellip
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