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New Research Building Opens on East Side

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On Friday, January 31, members of the Cornell Board of Trustees and the Weill Cornell Medical College Board of Overseers were joined by local elected leaders and supporters of the hospital for the opening of a new research building at East 69th Street and York Avenue. The Belfer Research Building is an 18-story, $650 million [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 31 Ballet Looks to the Future and Function of Beauty in Dance 92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street 8 p.m., $15 How has a dance form developed in sixteenth century France emerged as arguably the most adaptable and enduring style of theatrical dance? Despite its rarified origins, ballet has evolved to become relevant [&hellip
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Letter to the Editor

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Rockefeller University Plan (January 16 edition) Regarding Rockefeller University’s plan to build a 4-block long platform over the FDR drive directly adjacent to the East River Esplanade between 64th and 68th Streets: there is more at stake than the loss of 244 square feet of public open space referred to in the article. The proposed [&hellip
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Kallos Kicks Off Council Term

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On Sunday, January 26, Benjamin Kallos was joined by over 700 Upper East Side leaders and residents as he took the oath of office for the city council, representing the Upper East Side’s 5th district. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman swore in Kallos on his bar-mitzvah chumash as it was held by his [&hellip
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Transforming Manhattan, from the East Side

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We’ve all seen the sooty pictures of 19th century Manhattan. Much of that smog came from the elevated trains that dotted the city — steam-powered monoliths that churned out smoke, cinders and soot. That era ended in 1902, with the opening of the 74th Street Powerhouse, a critical step in helping the city transition from [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 24 Fridays at Noon: The Legacy of Jean Leon Destine 92nd Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St 12 p.m., $5 Considered the father of Haitian professional dance, Jean-Léon Destiné died earlier this year. Starting in the 1940s, he brought the traditional, folk and religious dances from his native Haiti to stages all over [&hellip
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