Crime Victims Center Faces Severe Budget Crisis

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Center for victims of violent crime could lose vital programs An organization that serves New Yorkers in crisis is facing a crisis of its own, which could affect hundreds of crime victims in the city. The Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital serves survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, and has [&hellip
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Creating Buzz for Second Avenue

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One entrepreneur is hoping to market her social media services to struggling Second Avenue businesses By Catherine Roberts Upper East Side Operating amid the noise, dust and general chaos of the Second Avenue subway construction, Second Avenue businesses need social media. That’s the argument of Yorkville resident Jocelyn Taub when she pitches the services of [&hellip
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The Mean Streets Of The Upper East Side

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Identifying the most dangerous intersections in the neighborhood One corner is plagued by drivers rushing to beat the light and not yielding to pedestrians. Another has a left-turn signal that is timed to pit cars against walkers. Another creates confusion by adding bike lanes and ambulances to the mix. They are among the most dangerous [&hellip
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LETTERS: Weighing In On The Bikes vs. Pedestrians Debate

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Last week, we ran an editorial from editor-in-chief Kyle Pope arguing that cyclists bear the onus of responsibility for safety on the streets and in the parks. Readers weigh in below, with some dissent, and some ideas for improving safety overall. Blame the Cars, Not the Bikes A comment from the web on our editorial [&hellip
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Ask a Broker: How Should I Prepare My Pet for a co-op Board Interview?

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With board packages prepped and ready for approval, there still might be a little more grooming to be done for your beloved canine to pass the pet interview. Potentially pesky dogs could be problematic when it comes to seeking approval of the coop Board, but here are some tried and true tips for success: Co-op [&hellip
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In Columbia Apartment Battle, It’s The Long-Term Renters Who Pay

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

How hidden cameras and housing court are used by one West Side landlord to force out rent-stabilized tenants Gloria Mejia’s son took a long look at the smoke detector in the hallway outside his apartment and knew something was amiss. Smoke detectors run on a battery, he told himself, so why does this one look [&hellip
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M.T.S. Opponents Turn Attention To Health Concerns

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Pledge 2 Protect rallies school kids while doctors send protest letter to health commissioner Opponents of the 91st St. waste transfer station have opened a new front in their effort to kill the Upper East Side project. Pledge 2 Protect, the main group fighting the garbage station, focused attention last week on the health effects [&hellip
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