Tax Policy or Political Gimmick?

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Copy of Sen Brad Hoylman 4-4-13 Sen. Brad Hoylman questions the efficacy of a state tax rebate program in helping New Yorkers By Adam Janos If you’re a New Yorker with a kid, you may have some cash that’ll be waiting for you in your mailbox, come next autumn. That’s because the state is issuing a $350 tax rebate check to [&hellip
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Local Biz on Paid Sick Leave

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

As the city council moves closer to a paid sick leave bill, Upper East Side businesses respond Soon New York City workers may not have to worry that catching the flu will cost them their job. After three years of speculation and obstruction, an agreement on a paid sick leave bill, authored by District Six [&hellip
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Save After-School Programs

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Childcare Cuts 2 Leaders and students from Upper East Side after-school programs rally to keep them off the budget chopping block “Invest in us; we’ll rise to the top. Give us a little, we’ll grow a lot!” This was the rally cry of the 700 children and after-school advocates that attended the March 28th rally outside City Hall [&hellip
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Rec Center Returns, Better Than Ever

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

The community facility received a $15 million makeover After decades of blood, sweat, tears and fundraisers, the 59th Street Rec Center will finally open to the public next month. The former Rec Center, after operating on a skeletal crew and budget for years, officially shuttered its doors two and a half years ago. But plans [&hellip
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Seaport Deal Passes, But Hidden Issues Remain

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Some are cheering a decision that will keep local businesses at Pier 17 over the summer, but others are cautious to celebrate the benefits By Helaina Hovitz Dallas-based mall developer Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC), along with Council Members Christine Quinn and Margaret Chin, have encouraged the community to celebrate Wednesday’s City Council Vote to put [&hellip
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USPS May Close Chelsea Post Office

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The postal service announcement that it is considering closing the Chelsea branch comes as a shock to local residents By Megan Bungeroth & Sophia Rosenbaum Many local residents and elected officials were blindsided by a recent and quiet announcement from the United State Postal Service (USPS) that it intends to sell the Old Chelsea Post [&hellip
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Locals Protest as MSK-CUNY Campus Moves Forward

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

The hospital and science campus planned for East 74th Street still faces some community opposition The forthcoming state-of-the-art Memorial Sloan Kettering-Hunter College cancer center is one step closer to breaking ground on the East River. The plans for the new science center, which is set to go up on 74th Street between York Avenue and [&hellip
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Alternative St. Patrick’s Day

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How to celebrate without a beer glass or a green T-shirt in sight By Allison Volpe If you’re looking for something to do on St. Patty’s Day – Sunday, March 17th – aside from indulging in a few too many pints, we have the perfect list of events for you. Aside from the iconic parade [&hellip
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Dept. of Ed Plays Russian Roulette with School Buildings

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Parents are outraged that the DOE can’t tell them which of two possible Upper West Side schools will be demolished and rebuilt The Upper West Side community has come down hard on the Department of Education for not communicating to the public about possibly demolishing and rebuilding P.S. 191 on West 61st Street, and P.S. [&hellip
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