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Kids March to Protest Marine Transfer Station

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

“Dear Mayor Bloomberg,” wrote Kiara Gomez, 9. “You should not do this. You should know that you are hurting many children’s feelings. No child would ever want to play so close to a dump. That is ruining our community.” Gomez’s letter was one of around 1,000 testimonials delivered by schoolchildren to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s official [&hellip
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Tapped In: Langone Receives Federal Aid, Mount Sinai Opens Medical Center, City Economy Growing

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

4182 LANGONE HOSPITALS RECEIVE FEDERAL AID New York University’s Langone Medical Center is receiving $114 million in aid from the federal government this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday. The award-winning hospital complex on First Avenue was evacuated and shut down on the night of Hurricane Sandy when heavy flooding knocked out its backup generator. [&hellip
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Tapped In: City Bus Grades, YMCA Drive, East River Boat Repairs, Free Christmas Gala

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

No_School_Today GRADES FOR CITY BUSES City Council Member Jessica Lappin introduced a resolution to the Council on Monday that calls for a letter-grading system for buses. Like restaurant grading, Lappin’s measure would rate individual bus lines from A (excellent) to F (terrible) based on criteria like cleanliness, timeliness and seat availability. The idea for bus ratings [&hellip
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Classroom’s End

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

IS A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL BEING SHOVED OUT OF THE BRANDEIS COMPLEX TO MAKE ROOM FOR A GROWING CHARTER SCHOOL? Innovation Diploma Plus (IDP) is a high school designed to give students a second chance. A “transfer school,” it accepts people under-credited and over-aged—typically 18 years or older—who had a rough time in their original [&hellip
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pick-Pockets

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The holidays are here, which for New York means bright lights, big sales, streets crowded with shoppers—and pickpockets. In recent years, the city has seen a Christmas-time spike in covert phone- and wallet-snatchers, who slip their hands into unsuspecting commuters’ bags and pockets on crowded buses, trains and streets. “It’s that time of year. This [&hellip
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Tapped In: Town Hall Meeting, Winter Concert, City Bus Grades, Stringer Seeks Board

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

No_School_Today COUNCILMEMBER BREWER TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING City Council Member Gale Brewer will host a town hall meeting for Upper West Side and Clinton residents on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The meeting will be an open forum for community members to speak to elected officials about quality of life issues in the neighborhood and to ask [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images SUBWAY ROBBERY A woman was robbed at knifepoint while riding the subway last Friday. At about 2:30 a.m., the 44-year-old Queens resident boarded a southbound 2 train and was approached by a knife-wielding man. “Give me your money,” he demanded, and pressed the knife up against her face as he went through her jacket and [&hellip
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Tapped In: Nanny Indicted, Fire in Morningside Heights, Baker Casting Call

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Aligator_Bread_Boudin_Bakery NANNY INDICTED IN SLAYING OF KRIM CHILDREN Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny arrested for fatally stabbing two children in her care in October, was formally indicted for murder last Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ortega was discovered on the evening of Oct. 25 by the children’s mother, Marina Krim, in the bathroom of the family’s West 75th Street [&hellip
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