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Tapped In: Art of History, Tibet House, Symphony Space Co-Founder Dies

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

Joan Allen Reads At Symphony Space A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO LEARNING Creating an interactive learning experience for the children of the city, the New York Historical Society has developed a program that uses visual arts to educate students about New York and American history. “The Art of History” is a five-session program offered to different schools throughout the city. Combining art [&hellip
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San Diego School Raises Thousands for Hurricane Relief

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

ASSEMBLY MEMBER ROSENTHAL’S CALL FOR HELP INSPIRED WEST COAST SCHOOL When Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal sent out an e-mail to her constituents on the Upper West Side that explained how they could aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, she did not expect a response from San Diego. Rosenthal’s e-mail list, it turned out, was a bit dated. [&hellip
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Toy Store Owner Devastated by Sandy, Embraced by Upper West Side

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

Hurricane Sandy spared most of the Upper West Side, but it did not spare Donna Schofield. On Monday, Oct. 29, the Stationery Toy World owner was away from her West 72nd Street store and at home with her two children and father on Staten Island’s east shore. Floodwater was in her house, climbing toward her [&hellip
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Tapped In: Election Woes, Pizza Delivery Rape Indictment, Krims Start Fund

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

Barack Obama SANDY CAUSES ELECTION DAY WOES New Yorkers helped re-elect President Barack Obama, but not without some technical difficulties. The damages wrought on the city by Hurricane Sandy prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an order allowing evacuated residents to vote at any poll site in the state by using affidavit ballots. Many sites [&hellip
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Of Mice and Floods: Researchers at NYU Pull Together to Save Lab Animals

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

4944-rollover Some New Yorkers lost their cars to Hurricane Sandy. Some lost their homes, and as of Monday, 43 had even lost their lives. Charles Hoeffer lost his mice. That may seem inconsequential, but consider this: Hoeffer is an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. He [&hellip
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Locals Saying Hurricane Sandy Shows 91st Street Dump Not Safe

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

Opponents of the recently approved East 91st Street Waste Transfer Station have a new weapon in their ongoing battle against the 10-story, $240 million project: Hurricane Sandy. The flooding that surged from the East River all the way to Second Avenue between 91st and 96th streets during the Oct. 29 storm, they argue, provides tangible [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Election Woes, Gas Rations, NYU Hospital Reopens

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

Upper_East_Side SANDY CAUSES ELECTION DAY WOES New Yorkers helped re-elect President Barack Obama last week, but not without some technical difficulties. The damages wrought on the city by Hurricane Sandy prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an order that residents who had evacuated their homes could vote at any poll site in the state [&hellip
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Nanny Nightmare

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

WS_nannymurder_COVER copy Grisly murder of two children has parents re-examining who is caring for their most cherished possessions As police continue to try and discover the motive behind nanny Yoselyn Ortega’s recent stabbing of two Upper West Side children, the victimized family’s neighborhood faces the challenge of coming to terms with a tragedy that is the realization [&hellip
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