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‘Hood Happenings

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Friday, Aug. 23 August Film Series at New York Public Library on 58th St. (between Park & Lex Aves.) This week: October Sky Saturday, Aug. 24 Lexington Avenue Fair featuring artists, crafters, and vendors. Lexington Avenue from 42nd to 57th St. For more info: www.fairsandfestivals.net The 82nd Street Greenmarket (between 1st & York Aves.) sells [&hellip
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Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy

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The federal task force on rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations, many of which have [&hellip
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Lower Manhattan Yields Buried Treasure

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Workers have found artifacts from past centuries during routine excavations The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles and wine and champagne bottles corked centuries ago unearthed to prove it. A copper half-penny and a pair of children’s shoes are some of [&hellip
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Meow at the Algonquin

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Last week’s Reception and Cats in Fashion benefit at the Algonquin Hotel for Matilda and friends drew about 150 people and loads of cats in costume. All proceeds from the event went to the Bideawee animal shelter. Cat costumes were the biggest attraction. In addition, pet lifestyle expert and author Nikki Moustaki hosted the event. [&hellip
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Big Nick’s Remembered

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Sometimes you learn that an old friend has passed away suddenly. In earlier days and nights, during a difficult time in your life, that friend had shared your time and space.  Last week, an Upper West Side landmark closed it doors forever. Big Nick’s Burger Joint had opened in 1962, long before today’s world had [&hellip
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Rosenthal Criticizes Mayor

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Helen Rosenthal, who is running for City Council, aims to “chart a better course” for education, and criticized Mayor Bloomberg last week. “For years, Mayor Bloomberg has tried to stymie public criticism of his war on teachers by claiming that his education reforms were working,” she said, in a prepared statement. “He’s misled the public [&hellip
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StreetsPAC Endorses Wymore

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Streets PAC, New York’s first political action committee focused on creating more livable and safer streets endorsed Mel Wymore for the City Council District 6 Race. During his tenure as Chair of Community Board 7, Wymore pushed for the makeover of Columbus Avenue as a greener, safer and more cyclist-friendly street. “Because of Mel Wymore, [&hellip
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StreetsPAC Endorses Wymore

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Streets PAC, New York’s first political action committee focused on creating more livable and safer streets endorsed Mel Wymore for the City Council District 6 Race. During his tenure as Chair of Community Board 7, Wymore pushed for the makeover of Columbus Avenue as a greener, safer and more cyclist-friendly street. “Because of Mel Wymore, [&hellip
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