Our Traffic Crime Wave

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

As I write this, the what must be the hundredth or so column on overcoming what I call crimes of traffic, a vigil of remembrance is being held at P.S. 155 by the classmates and mother and father of 6-year-old Amar Diarrassouba, killed one year ago by a tractor trailer truck at the corner of [&hellip
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Too Much Tagging

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

A reader noticed an increase in graffiti on the street. Are the bad old days coming back? Upper East Side I don’t think its my imagination that I’m seeing a lot of new graffiti here on the Upper East Side. Just on the corner of 72nd and 1st Ave, the mailbox, fire alarm box and [&hellip
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neglecting public school needs Re: Public Financing for Private Schools (February 6, 2014) No doubt Mike Bloomberg saw a need in his community. His administration developed a program to meet that need. But Blooomberg’s milieu consists almost solely of those who send their children to private schools. As he said in 2011 of the rest [&hellip
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Separation of Church and Day School New York Post: Following Park Avenue Christian Church’s decision to sell its five-story annex, Park Avenue Day School and the church have officially separated as of ast Friday. The move takes the day school over to the Upper West Side. “We are so pleased to begin this new chapter [&hellip
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In Brief

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Measles cases reported in city Health alert: The NYC Health Department said it is investigating a measles outbreak in Manhattan. To date, there have been six confirmed cases involving three adults and three children. According to a report from a pediatrician in the city, two of the children were under one year and, therefore, too [&hellip
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Push for Park Avenue

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Upper East Siders fighting for historic district on Park Avenue heard by landmarks commission Historically minded denizens of the Upper East Side might finally get what’s been coming to them: a Park Avenue Historical District. According to Teri Slater, a member of the Park Avenue Defenders, an effort to create a historic district along the [&hellip
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The Long, Long Wait for Tavern on the Green

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

The restaurant revamp in Central Park is again behind schedule For five years now, New Yorkers have been anxiously awaiting the reopening of Tavern on the Green, the iconic restaurant in Central Park. Sadly, they’re going to have to wait a little longer. The restaurant was slated to reopen for business this month, following months [&hellip
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Clean Eating for a Better Life

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple teaches fellow New Yorkers how to cook themselves healthy Not everyone can make eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, and sugar from their diet seem fun. But if you speak to Amie Valpone, you will find that her passion for healthy eating is infectious. A personal chef and nutritionist, the Upper [&hellip
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