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Traffic Safety needs Bike Crackdown

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OP-ED Dinner hour brings out reckless delivery bikers in droves By Pat Masters, Midtown Little has been done to protect the safety of pedestrians while it seems that more has been done to protect bicycle riders, e.g., giving them designated traffic lanes. The biggest offenders are messenger and food delivery bikers — especially when it’s [&hellip
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The Failure of Arts Education in Manhattan

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Our city is getting a failing grade when it comes to arts education. My office just released a first-of-its-kind report, “State of the Arts,” showing that, after years of crippling cuts in Manhattan and other communities, 20 percent of our middle and high schools across New York City do not have a single, full-time certified [&hellip
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Camp Gourmet

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Sharing the message about healthy eating Viki Kappel Spain, M.Ed. is an all-agency camp food service consultant and an active member in the American Camp Association. She cooks, trains, and does consulting work for camps all over the U.S., and has been cooking in the camp industry since 1985. She answers questions about nutrition and [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, Dining West Side Spirit

April 18 Committed: The Musical The West End Theater, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St. 6:30 p.m., $15 A dark and beautiful book musical about eight people working through the pain of their mental illnesses in a psychiatric institute. A theatrical experience that brings awareness to mental illness and with [&hellip
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Upper West Side Easter Services

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The First Baptist Church 265 West 79th Street Easter Sunrise Service 8:30 a.m. Easter breakfast 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. firstbaptist-nyc.org‎ Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church 122 West 69th Street Thursday: The Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar: 7 p.m. Friday: The Solemn Liturgy of the Cross and Passion, [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 11 NYU Symphony Jens Georg Bachmann Conductor Peter Jay Shap Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street 8 p.m., Free NYU Symphony conducted by Jens Georg Bachmann. Featuring the winners of NYU Steinhardt’s Film Score and Orchestral Composition Competitions with film animations from Tisch Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Student [&hellip
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Russian Cooking at the U.J.A.

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Food A fund-raiser between six teams in an Iron Chef-style race Six Russian chefs and six sous-chefs competed in an Iron Chef-style competition last week to benefit the UJA-Federation of New York. The organization’s fourth annual Russian Cook-Off, held at the Jewish Community Center on Amsterdam Avenue, raised money for the UJA’s annual campaign, to [&hellip
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Make a Wise Choice for Preservation

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Op-Ed By Kelly Carroll, Director of Preservation, Landmark West! Mayor de Blasio has the opportunity to forge a new direction in landmark preservation through his choice of a new Chairperson. It is long past time to end the tired debates between aggressive developers trashing the landmark process on the one hand, and old-time preservationists trying [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Comedy Master Class Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza 6:30 p.m., Free The Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center is the only accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. UCB faculty and alumni include writers and performers for Saturday Night Live, [&hellip
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