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Memorial for a Math Mentor

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Stuyvesant High teacher remembered for his love of numbers and inspiration to students When Richard Geller took the stage to address Stuyvesant High School’s graduating class of 2011, he asked the audience, “Why me?” He had taught math at the school for 29 years, but hadn’t ever been chosen to give the faculty address. “Maybe [&hellip
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City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, on pedestrian deaths on the Upper West Side

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“It’s unthinkable that a single neighborhood should experience three pedestrian fatalities in one week. The UWS stands together in sympathy with the families affected. We’ve engaged the Mayor’s Office directly on this issue, and recommend that the West 96th Street corridor, including 97th Street and West End Avenue, be one of the Vision Zero study [&hellip
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Luther Gulick Park gets $2.5m in state grants

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that $2.5 million in state grants were secured to fund major improvements at Luther Gulick Park on the Lower East Side. The grant will pay for the construction of pathways, sidewalks, lighting, bicycle parking, greenery and landscape amenities in the park, said Silver’s office in a press release. Silver, who [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 24 Dzul Dance Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue on 25th Street 8 p.m., $25 The company will perform Javier Dzul’s Mexico Maya, an evening length journey through the rich history of Maya and Mexico into contemporary western culture. Performed in three sections, the work opens with a telling of the Maya [&hellip
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Noisy Bowling Alley?

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Bowlmor Lanes at Union Square has been getting multiple complaints lately about noise and loud parties from residents who claim that the popular party spot has not been a good neighbor, and has frequently played extremely loud music. One neighbor, Anne Walker, who lives on 12th Street right by the bowling alley, says that it [&hellip
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Math Center Opens Near Union Square

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Mathnasium has opened a new location in downtown Manhattan just south of Union Square offering after‐school math programs for children in grades K‐12. The new location, at 46 East 11th Street between University Place and Broadway, is the third learning center owned by Tammy and Marc Goldberg, who have operated their Upper East Side center [&hellip
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New Chief at Tekserve Reseller

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Tekserve, a New York Apple reseller, announced the appointment of Jerry Gepner to CEO, effective immediately. Gepner has most recently served as Divisional CEO for the Services Division at the Vitec Group, where he oversaw the operation of the company’s broadcast services and other businesses located in the U.S., U.K. and Europe. Prior to this, [&hellip
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Judge Halts Parts of NYU’s Expansion Plan

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Court ruling cites the use of public park land as a roadblock A Manhattan judge has ruled that parts of a New York University expansion project that critics contend could destroy its historic neighborhood can’t move forward without state approval. State Supreme Court Judge Donna Mills ruled that NYU needs to get permission from the [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 17 Liz Glynn: On the Possibility of Salvage Paula Cooper Gallery, 197 Tenth Avenue, on West 22nd Street 6-8 p.m., Free For this exhibition, Glynn weaves together themes of salvage and piracy, centering on a room-sized sculpture of a ship’s hull in partial wreckage. Alluding to trade and trafficking, the shipwreck allows Glynn [&hellip
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