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Don’t Blame the Park

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While the High Line has heralded some changes in the area, it’s not the only factor in Chelsea’s continuing transformation By Eric Marcus West Chelsea It’s both silly and naive to blame the High Line for the ongoing transformation of western Chelsea. Just as it’s silly and naive to credit the High Line with catalyzing [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Park Avenue Christian Church has finally separated from its day school, ending a contentious period with school parents. School separation deal now done New York Post: Following Park Avenue Christian Church’s decision to sell its five-story annex, Park Avenue Day School and the church have officially separated. The move takes the day school over to [&hellip
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Out & About

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Monday, March 10 Housing committee, CB7 Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street 6:30 p.m., Free Discussion with Jean Green Dorsey, President of Westgate/Stonehenge Tenant Association on exclusion of stabilized tenants from communal building facilities. Review of local legislators’ housing agendas. Follow-up on CB7 Housing agenda for 2014Agenda to be announced. nyc.gov/html/mancb7 Do You Believe [&hellip
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In Brief

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< For U.W.S. rents, a (relative) bargain Upper west Side More data for the real-estate obsessed: Zumper.com, a listings web site, has tallied up median rents throughout Manhattan, and comes up with some surprising findings. For Upper West Siders — or at least for people in the neighborhood wanting to rent an apartment — some [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Feb 28 Cook for Shabbat With Your Tot 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76 Street 10 – 11:15 a.m., $36 member, $46 non-member Learn about the history and traditions of Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your [&hellip
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Advocating for a Cleaner Subway

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Notes from a neighborhood association’s meeting about the station at 103rd Street For its open meeting earlier this month, the North West Central Park Multiblock Association invited the MTA to address community concerns about the safety and condition of the local B/C subway station at 103rd Street and Central Park West. Zachary Campbell, representing MTA [&hellip
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Celebrating a young 106

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On Valentine’s Day, Jewish Home Lifecare marked a milestone more impressive than any bouquet of roses or box of chocolates: longtime resident Bridget Taylor turned 106 years old. Feb. 14 is her actual birthday and Jewish Home staff and other residents celebrated this strong and feisty senior with a party in her honor, complete with [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 21 Masters in Collaboration VIII Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street 8 p.m. $26/$32: member;non-nmember Lyn and de Paor will be using poetry, music, and visual imagery to present a day in the life of an imagined village somewhere in the West of Ireland, with various characters, living and dead, real and [&hellip
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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In response to “Hoping for Pay Dirt on Super Bowl Weekend,” Jan. 30 I was very surprised to see your cover article about the renting out of apartments for the Super Bowl weekend mainly emphasizing the use of AirBnB and Craigslist with absolutely no regard or mention that such activities are mostly against the law [&hellip
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