L.E.S. high school dodges co-location bid

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

University Neighborhood High School saved by de Blasio’s stance on charter schools Last year, students and parents of University Neighborhood High School were told that the Dept. of Education had plans to phase in 500 additional students as part of a new technical high school to be co-located in their building. The UNHS community rallied [&hellip
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Where could Success Academy go now?

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Success_Academy_Harlem_1_jeh In the wake of de Blasio’s move, the charter school powerhouse could be in the market for real estate. After Mayor Bill de Blasio blocked the co-location and expansion of three Success Academies, the charter school empire headed by former city council member Eva Moskowitz, the question remains as to where her displaced schools could [&hellip
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Manhattan Residents Vie for Community Board Seats

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Borough President Gale Brewer has received almost 600 applications to fill spots on Manhattan’s 12 community boards By Gabrielle Alfiero Interviews of prospective community board members began last week, after nearly 600 applications were submitted to Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer’s office for the 2014-2016 term. Of the 596 candidates who applied to serve on [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 14 Phenomenological Personhood: Scientific, Theological, Political Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St. 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free The task of this conference is to inquire into the idea of phenomenological personhood by elucidating it through three specific domains of discourse that engage the phenomenological tradition: science, theology, and politics. If the [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, News Our Town Downtown

Pry Surprise A man’s apartment was broken into, but nothing was taken. The victim went on a vacation, leaving Wednesday, February 26, and returning Saturday, March 1. One of his neighbors called him during that period, after discovering that the man’s front door was ajar, and there were pry marks indicating a forced entry. When [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Public Offers Opinion on Bogardus Garden and Plaza Redesign About a dozen residents and busies owners recently gathered to offer their opinions on the redesign on Tribeca’s Bogardus Garden and Plaza. The public citizens spoke to a collection of city design officials and landscape architects. Last year, Friends of Bogardus Garden received a $2 million [&hellip
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In Brief

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BPC Authority gives Sandy update Battery Park City: Sixteen months after Hurricane Sandy inundated Battery Park City with water, the state authority tasked with overseeing the neighborhood is still making progress on repairs. Gwen Dawson, director of strategic planning for the Battery Park City Authority, said at a Community Board 1 meeting last week that [&hellip
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