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neglecting public school needs Re: Public Financing for Private Schools (February 6, 2014) No doubt Mike Bloomberg saw a need in his community. His administration developed a program to meet that need. But Blooomberg’s milieu consists almost solely of those who send their children to private schools. As he said in 2011 of the rest [&hellip
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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS CHECK

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Separation of Church and Day School New York Post: Following Park Avenue Christian Church’s decision to sell its five-story annex, Park Avenue Day School and the church have officially separated as of ast Friday. The move takes the day school over to the Upper West Side. “We are so pleased to begin this new chapter [&hellip
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In Brief

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Measles cases reported in city Health alert: The NYC Health Department said it is investigating a measles outbreak in Manhattan. To date, there have been six confirmed cases involving three adults and three children. According to a report from a pediatrician in the city, two of the children were under one year and, therefore, too [&hellip
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Stumbling Across ConEd

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My run-in with the electric company and the equipment it left behind One minute I was vertical, the next minute I was on the ground, striking the right side of my head and shoulder. I had just tripped and fallen over an electrical shunt placed by Con Edison across the sidewalk in front of a [&hellip
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Bono in Romanek’s Invisible

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The new mayor is mistaken about the Upper East Side As I trod through the slush and snow this week to get to work, it struck me that for the Upper East Side things may go from bad to much worse under Mayor de Blasio. Many of my fellow residents knew that a de Blasio [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 28 Experimenting with Watercolor National Academy School, 5 East 89th Street 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., $300 A one-day intensive watercolor workshop for students of all levels and artistic backgrounds. Under the guidance of a team of expert instructors, students will create a large-scale work in the water media of their choice, with [&hellip
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Community Boards ID Dangerous Streets

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has asked each community board in the borough to identify the worst traffic spots for pedestrians Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a very long list of what community members say are problematic intersections and streets for pedestrians in Manhattan. The list is compiled by each of the [&hellip
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Camps Speak an International Language

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Some American camps are teaching international language and customs There’s a passionate debate going on — whether men and women should share child-rearing responsibilities — even if it means the father sometimes stays at home. Native American, Nigerian, Kyrgyz, Israeli, Bosnian, Azerbaijani, and American teens each express their points of view. And it’s only 9 [&hellip
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What happened to Full House Antiques?

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A tipster says the high-end consignment store closed — with clients’ merchandise hanging in the balance Full House Antiques, a consignment store on 3rd Avenue and East 80th Street, specialized in high-end furniture, brought in by local customers, with sales being split between customers and the store. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to [&hellip
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