Stumbling Across ConEd

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My run-in with the electric company and the equipment it left behind One minute I was vertical, the next minute I was on the ground, striking the right side of my head and shoulder. I had just tripped and fallen over an electrical shunt placed by Con Edison across the sidewalk in front of a [&hellip
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Friends Remember Molly Blayney

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Molly Blayney was an active part of Upper East Side life, always helping friends and neighbors in need Friends and neighbors remember community activist Molly Dolan Blayney, who died several weeks ago at the age of 77, as a generous spirit who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others. Despite her small frame of [&hellip
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Coach Teaches More than Mechanics to Players

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Baseball coach Jordan Baltimore instills values of teamwork and confidence Upper East Side resident Jordan Baltimore is changing the way people think about youth baseball. Born in Brooklyn, he grew up playing baseball on the Upper East Side at his alma mater, Hunter High School. After working on Wall Street and growing weary of the [&hellip
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Bono in Romanek’s Invisible

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The new mayor is mistaken about the Upper East Side As I trod through the slush and snow this week to get to work, it struck me that for the Upper East Side things may go from bad to much worse under Mayor de Blasio. Many of my fellow residents knew that a de Blasio [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 28 Experimenting with Watercolor National Academy School, 5 East 89th Street 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., $300 A one-day intensive watercolor workshop for students of all levels and artistic backgrounds. Under the guidance of a team of expert instructors, students will create a large-scale work in the water media of their choice, with [&hellip
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New East Side Political Club Forms

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Meet Four Freedoms, the newest Democratic club in the district A new Democratic club has formed on the Upper East Side from the remnants of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club’s leadership and others, who were ousted in a power play by banker Gus Christensen in January after he bought 150 memberships for friends and co-workers [&hellip
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Kellner won’t seek re-election

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Kellner won’t seek re-election Assemblyman Micah Kellner announced he won’t be seeking re-election at a meeting last week of the East Side Democratic Club. “I wanted to let everyone know that I’m not going to be running for re-election this fall,” said Kellner to club members on Feb. 20. “The reason I chose not to [&hellip
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Community Boards ID Dangerous Streets

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has asked each community board in the borough to identify the worst traffic spots for pedestrians Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a very long list of what community members say are problematic intersections and streets for pedestrians in Manhattan. The list is compiled by each of the [&hellip
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The First Lady of the New NYPD

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

Rikki Klieman, an accomplished attorney and actress and wife of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, takes New York by storm It must take a lot to throw Rikki Klieman off her game. She won’t let a blizzard ruffle her any more than a cross-country move leaving her dream job behind, or an unexpected return to public [&hellip
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