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Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side

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

images (2) Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side’s current 30 mph limit to 20 mph. “We know that speeding is the primary cause [&hellip
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Far From Normal: Peter Cooper Village Residents Still Struggling

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

PETER COOPER VILLAGE RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO GAS, ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AND FLOODED BASEMENTS While most of Manhattan’s East Side neighborhoods have overcome Hurricane Sandy’s damages, some areas are still trying to catch up. Peter Cooper Village, particularly, is in an ongoing struggle to restore basic services to some of its buildings, like gas and intercoms, [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

images PICKPOCKET PANDEMIC The Upper East Side’s 19th Police Precinct warns locals that there has been a large number of pickpocketing thefts on buses in the neighborhood, particularly along Madison Avenue. Pickpockets are bumping into riders on the bus and secretly stealing belongings. To combat such thefts, NYPD recommends the following: Use handbags with zippers and [&hellip
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Mayoral Candidates Tackle Education in Forum

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

Five mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum on education Monday, Nov. 19, to kick off Manhattan Media’s 10th annual Blackboard Awards. The hour-long discussion moderated by Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools and Lindsey Christ of NY1 gave the presumptive candidates the opportunity to outline their proposed plans for New York City’s education system, and to [&hellip
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Is Memorial Sloan-Kettering a Good Neighbor?

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

4182 CB8 QUESTIONS THE CANCER TREATMENT CENTER’S WILLINGNESS TO HEAR PUBLIC OPINION ON NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT By Paul Bisceglio Memorial Sloan-Kettering counsel Shelly Friedman frustrated the Upper East Side’s Community Board 8 at its full-board meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 14, by refusing to hold a second public hearing on the environmental impact of the recently announced [&hellip
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In Search of Yorkville’s Hidden Gems

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

By Paul Bisceglio If you live in Yorkville, don’t be surprised if you see Tara Kelly or one of her volunteers standing on the street, notepad in hand, staring at your building. “As soon as people know you aren’t a developer, they usually don’t mind,” Kelly said. “I tell them I’m from Friends, and they [&hellip
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