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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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Op-Ed: The Cost of an S.R.O.’s Empty Beds

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By Helen Rosenthal The Imperial Court at 307 W. 79th St. has been a rent-stabilized Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building for decades. SRO apartments are modest, composed of a single room that shares a bathroom and kitchen with several neighbors, but they are invaluable to low-income residents, who have few other options. For those of [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 21 Mark Dignam Concert Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street 8 p.m., $18 Mark Dignam is an Irish born, U.S. based songwriter who began as a busker on the streets of Dublin. He has opened for Billy Bragg, David Gray, Richard Thompson, Joan Armatrading, Vic Chestnut, The Frames, Paddy Casey and a host [&hellip
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Dear Margaret

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On a recent cold night in the city, a friend and I called for a cab using an iPhone app. The app confirmed that a taxi was en route and would be arriving in 6 minutes. After about 2 minutes had passed, an available cab drove by and we quickly decided to flag it down [&hellip
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Heedless Pedestrians to Blame, Too

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Drivers who kill people should be held accountable – and so should careless walkers By Anthony Bellov, West End Avenue Upper West Side This letter is motivated by reading several of your articles in the issue of March 13. While the terribly tragic deaths of Ariel Russo and Cooper Stock, both killed by totally irresponsible [&hellip
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