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Q&A: Coheed and Cambria

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Coheed and Cambria. Photo by Lindsey Byrnes A chat with the rockers as they prepare for their upcoming show at Radio City this weekend By Sophia Rosenbaum Coheed and Cambria’s song “Welcome Home” takes on new meaning this Saturday when the band performs for the first time at Radio City Music Hall. “New York has always been the hometown show,” said lead [&hellip
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The Woman Keeping Yorkville Alive

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OTTYparty_AA_0198 By Vanesa Vennard Historian Kathy Jolowicz remembers like it was yesterday when she couldn’t walk down 86th Street without hearing people speak German.  She remembers when she could get authentic German food at mom-and-pop shops and when Christmas time meant the streets were ambushed with music, the polka and the waltz. She remembers when the [&hellip
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Hospital CEO Gives His All for His Patients, Staff

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Dr. Steve Corwin_0415 By Vanesa Vennard Dr. Steven Corwin went into medicine to help people, focusing on cardiology because his mother’s father and his father’s father both suffered from heart disease. “You have somebody in your family that has a disease, you want to help them,” he said. “Even though I couldn’t help my two grandparents, there are other [&hellip
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UWS Denounces New Charter Proposal

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ws-news-controversial Success Academy gets negative feedback at community meeting By Vanesa Vennard Success Academy Charter Schools are looking to add another elementary school on the Upper West Side in District 3 for the 2014-2015 school year. A representative from Success spoke at a recent Community Board 7 meeting to get preliminary feedback on the idea. Members [&hellip
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Attorney Jeffrey Kurzon Announces His Candidacy for Congress in Downtown District

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Attorney Jeffrey Kurzon, 36, announced his candidacy for New York’s 7th Congressional district early Thursday morning, setting himself up as an early challenger to incumbent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic primary of 2014. Valazquez represents parts of the Lower East Side and the East Village. Velazquez faced a contentious battle against Councilman and fellow [&hellip
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Travel Ideas for Active Retirees

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active adult After saying goodbye to the work-a-day grind, it’s time to see the world Traveling for retirees can be rewarding and relaxing. Those with a substantial retirement nest egg have numerous destinations at their disposal. Mature vacationers travel more frequently and stay longer than any other age group. Thanks to special senior discounts, travel may be [&hellip
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Stop the Demolition of Our Community Schools

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Noah Gotbaum Upper West Side parents are pushing back against DOE plans to raze school buildings By Noah E. Gotbaum Concerns that the Department of Education has offered P.S. 199 (West 70th St) and P.S. 191 (West 61st St) as development sites to be demolished and then rebuilt inside of luxury apartment towers have spread like wildfire [&hellip
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Stop School Closures

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The public advocate calls on the administration to find alternate solutions for struggling schools By Public Advocate Bill de Blasio If something is broken – fix it. Sadly, Mayor Bloomberg adheres to a different philosophy where our city’s education system is concerned. The Administration’s default response to struggling schools has been to close them, without [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Hudson Sq. Rezoning, Garodnick Calls for Lower Rent, Bike Safety

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800px-Delivery_bike_NYC Garodnick Calls for Lower Rents in Stuy Town/PCV In reaction to stalled progress efforts for post-Sandy recovery, Council Member Daniel Garodnick is demanding further rent reductions for the inhabitants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. In a statement issued last week, Garodnick said that he finds the lack of maintenance, combined with the lack [&hellip
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