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Tapped In: MTA; River Ferry Service; Endorsement; Red Hook

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ferry Compiled by Jessica Mastronardi and Paul Bisceglio MTA TO RAISE FARES The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to raise fares on the city’s trains, buses, bridges and tunnels last Wednesday, Dec. 19. The new rates, which will go into effect in March, include a 25-cent increase on base subway and bus fares (up to $2.50), [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Good Bargain; Common Sense

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letters GOOD BARGAIN? To the Editor: Anyone having recently ridden on the 1956 vintage Manhattan 42nd Street cross-town bus had a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to make change and drive at the same time. No one dared bring any food on the bus or leave any litter [&hellip
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Active Adults and New Year’s Resolutions

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old-man By John Friia As another year comes to an end, many seniors want to start the next one off right, and making their annual resolutions is a step in the right direction. For many people, their efforts to fulfill their resolutions only last a few days into the New Year, but achieving goals can leave [&hellip
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Getting a Kick Out of a Rockette

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Ami Price Rockette Ami Price talks about microphones on tap shoes, Santa’s sleigh and the Living Nativity By Angela Barbuti Christmas in New York City would not be the same without the Rockettes. The iconic group of girls, who have been kicking their way into our hearts at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for what seems like [&hellip
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Tapped In: MTA Fares; Catholic-School Closure; Riverside Development

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

MTA MTA FARES GOING UP The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to raise fares on the city’s trains, buses, bridges and tunnels last Wednesday, Dec. 19. The new rates, which will go into effect in March, include a 25-cent increase on base subway and bus fares (up to $2.50), an $8 spike on 30-day MetroCards (to [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Back to Business; Gun Control

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Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud drops off a gourmet meal and jokes with a resident of Stuyvesant Town. The visit highlighted the Citymeals-on-Wheels program which helps to get food to homebound and elderly. Downtown Getting Back to Business The Downtown Alliance has made it their mission to mold and maintain Lower Manhattan as a world-leading central business district of today. The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed this organization to launch the Back to Business Small Business Grant Program that is now able to provide grant distribution for [&hellip
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Seaport Shops Sending Out SOS

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Council Member Diana Reyna listens to a South Street Seaport small business owner talk about rebuilding her business after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Aaron Adler Many of the small businesses near the South Street Seaport are struggling to repoen after devastating hurricane damage. By Caroline Lewis Made Fresh Daily, an all-natural café in the once-bustling South Street Seaport neighborhood, enjoyed a buzzing lunch hour on a recent Monday afternoon, seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy left a high-water mark halfway up [&hellip
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