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Pedestrians: Consider Safety This Time on 81st Street Bridge

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

The East 81st bridge is going to be rebuilt. The dilapidated footbridge passing over the FDR Drive from East 81st Street to Carl Schurz Park has seen better days. Crumbling supports, steep stairs and discolored cement characterize this footpath built in the 1940s. The bridge is currently under close scrutiny by local Community Board 8 and the Department of Designs and Construction as the entities work toward an estimated $10 million overhaul [&hellip
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Pedestrians: Consider Safety This Time on 81st Street Bridge

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Politics

bridgerepair By Sean Creamer The dilapidated footbridge passing over the FDR Drive from East 81st Street to Carl Schurz Park has seen better days. Crumbling supports, steep stairs and discolored cement characterize this footpath built in the 1940s. The bridge is currently under close scrutiny by local Community Board 8 and the Department of Designs and [&hellip
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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the UES

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town, West Side Spirit

There are plenty of Upper East Side watering holes where you can hoist a pint in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve gathered together some of the best neighborhood specials and checked out some on the other side of the park for Saturday’s celebration. Mad River Bar & Grille 1442 3rd Ave. (betw. 81st & [&hellip
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East Side Author Envisions Rise of Female President

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town

Miles David and his wife Florence in their Upper East Side apartment. Miles David is by no means an ordinary writer. A resident of the Upper East Side, David has recently completed Saving the President, a novel about Margaret Massey, a fictional U.S. president who takes the reins of the country during a period that oddly parallels the current Obama administration. Massey faces some issues that are [&hellip
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Artist Runs Homegrown Art School for All Ages

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-Rebecca Schweiger Art Studio NY(as) Creativity is a facet of humanity that can be expressed in a multitude of venues. Some people make music, others make sculptures; Rebecca Schweiger, founder and director of The Art Studio NY, found her creative spark through painting and instilling the idea that everyone has an artist within themselves waiting to be found. The Art [&hellip
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Roosevelt Legacy Honored in New Park

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, Our Town

freedominsert What was once an obscure stretch of land known as “Welfare Island,” home to smallpox cases, is being reimagined as a monument to the president who led Americans out of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, expected to open fall 2012 at the tip of Roosevelt Island was first envisioned by the [&hellip
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