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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Whether traditional or more unique—we’ve found several ways to treat your mother to something special this year By Allison Volpe Chocolate Mondel Chocolates, 2913 Broadway, 212-864-2111, mondelchocolates.com. Mondel Chocolates is a hidden New York staple, open since 1943. It used to be frequented by the likes of Katherine Hepburn, who favored their dark chocolate. They [&hellip
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The Battle Over P.S. 64 Continues

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The fate of a vacant school building has residents up in arms against the property’s owner By Adam Janos The long battle between Gregg Singer of Singer Financial Corporation and residents of the East Village over the fate of the old P.S. 64 building went another round this week, with the East Village Community Coalition [&hellip
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Wireless Comes to More Subway Stations

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the addition of wireless services to 30 new subway stations in Manhattan. Downtown stations which will now have WiFi access include five 14th Street stations. Wireless users will be able to log on for free at the 8th Avenue A,C,E and L train lines; the 7th Avenue 1,2,3 lines and [&hellip
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Controversy Over Cooper Union Tuition

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The Cooper Union Board of Trustees recently voted to end Cooper Union’s universal free scholarship program in 2014. The school’s small size and selective admissions process allowed the tuition-free program to endure for 150 years.  Students will continue to receive an automatic scholarship and financial aid and admissions will be “need-blind” according to the school. [&hellip
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P.S. 150 Parents React to DOE’s Plan to Relocate School to Chelsea

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P.S. 150 Principal Jenny Bonnet sent a letter to parents informing them their children’s school would be moving from its Tribeca location to Chelsea after one more year in its current spot. Bonnet said the Department of Education and the school would work together to make this transition as smooth as possible, including using school [&hellip
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