LETTER: Working Together On Traffic Problems

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I was pleased to see a resident as passionate as Jean (Guilder, “A Long History of Traffic Complaints,” Op-ed, Sept. 18) on the problem of dangerous intersections. Because of residents like her, I launched the “Livable Streets” program within my first months in office to solicit resident views from 60,000 households on dangerous intersections and [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Play Date With The Rich And Famous

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By Lorraine Duffy Merkl There are celebrities among us. With the start of the new school year, I’ve noticed a few escorting their young, uniformed kids to our tony Upper East Side institutions. As I now have a college sophomore, and high school upper classman, back to school has become a less hands-on venture. I [&hellip
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Quantifying the ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’

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Actress’ impact on genetic testing for breast, ovarian cancer is ‘global and long lasting’ BY MARY ENGEL Angelina Jolie disclosed in a May 2013 op-ed in The New York Times that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy after finding that she carries the rare BRCA1 gene mutation, which dramatically raises her risk of breast [&hellip
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Special Report: Our Neighborhood in Crisis

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The plight of small businesses in our neighborhoods has reached a crisis point. Every month, an estimated 1,000 small businesses close their doors in New York, most of them because of rent increases that have simply made it impossible to stay afloat. Neighborhoods are being stripped of their character. Important ties to our civic history [&hellip
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Editorial: Saving Small Business

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It’s Time for Action on Small Business What is it going to take to finally get people to pay attention to the small business crisis in New York City? It began as a drip of closings a few years ago, as rents for mom and pop companies came up for renewal. Dozens of them were [&hellip
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Putting Heads Together to Save Small Business

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

Policy makers came together to discuss ways to stem the tide of small business loss The question of how to keep small, independently owned businesses alive in Manhattan is one that plagues everyone from the owner of an Upper East Side restaurant to the president of the borough, and there are no easy answers. Last [&hellip
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No Easy Fix in the Park Dangers

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Pedestrians, cyclists and walkers co-exist on Central Park’s roads, creating a standoff that can be lethal By Hannah Griffin It is 10 a.m. on a sunny, cool Friday morning in late September, and the road leading to the intersection at West Side Drive near 63rd St. in Central Park is packed. Trees with leaves just [&hellip
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