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Construction on West 93rd Street?

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Scaffolding shields walkers from falling debris It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s a falling brick. A West Side Spirit reader alerted us to possible new construction due to the erection of scaffolding outside of a New York City Housing Authority building at 201 W. 93rd Street at Amsterdam Avenue. Investigation of the site revealed [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 14 Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra JATA: Colombia & Peru Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street 8 p.m., $20 Explores jazz as expressed by some of today’s leading artists and composers from those countries now living in the United States. For over centuries, dissimilar cultures from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and other [&hellip
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Missett and Straus To Wed

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Varinda Singh Missett and Eric Peter Straus are to be married Sunday evening February 16 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan. Their children Mitchell Kuhnert, Samantha Missett, Madison Missett, Jacob Straus and Emily Straus, each became Universal Life Ministers to officiate. The bride, 51, is originally from San Diego, Calif. She is Chief Executive [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 7 Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56th Street 8 p.m., $25/$15 students & seniors Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in a program of trios, including a new work to music by Liszt and repertory dances to music by Haydn and Luciano Berio. newchamberballet.com Ethics in [&hellip
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Upper West Side church receives Sacred Sites grant

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The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 13 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $200,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant of $30,000 to Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, United Methodist on the Upper West Side to assist with the repair and restoration [&hellip
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Rosenthal chair of contracts committee

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Newly elected councilwoman Helen Rosenthal has been named chair of the City Council’s Committee on Contracts. The committee is responsible for reviewing the city’s procurement policies and procedures and has oversight over government contracts. Rosenthal represents City Council District 6 on the Upper West Side and Central Park. Prior to being elected she was a [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 31 FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke’s World , Finale Concert Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 155 W 65th Street 8 p.m., Free Works include the New York premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem, Giya Kancheli’s And farewell goes out sighing… with Juilliard countertenor John Holiday and Juilliard violinist Ken Hamao, and the United States premiere [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 24 Vijay Iyer Trio/Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble with Ying Quartet The Allen Room, 10 Columbus Circle 7 p.m., $55+ These performances mark the second installment in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s A Side, B Side Series which spotlights two extraordinary contemporary artists over the course of one weekend. Iyer and Childs, each a [&hellip
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Upper West Side artist Peter Salwen paints what he knows best – the Upper West Side

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Twenty paintings by Salwen — almost all of them West Side scenes — are on view through the end of January at the New York Public Library, St. Agnes Branch, 444 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st-82nd streets. Salwen, who calls New York City “my favorite habitat,” studied fine art at the High School of Music & [&hellip
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NFL players tackle painting for Fine Arts Show

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As New York gets ready for the Super Bowl, the Harlem Fine Arts Show is preparing to celebrate NFL players — with an emphasis on their art. Based at Harlem’s historic Riverside Church complex, the Harlem Fine Arts Show opens on January 30 and will feature contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography reflecting the African diaspora. [&hellip
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