School Lab Accident Raises Safety Questions

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

An experiment at the Beacon School left a student severely burned, focusing attention on oversight in the school labs Like something out of a teacher (and parent)’s worst nightmare, a chemistry experiment during the first week back after winter recess went horribly wrong at Beacon High School. The accident left two students badly burned, one [&hellip
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Rockefeller University Expansion Worries Residents

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

Community with least open space in New York skeptical over Rockefeller University’s plans In the next couple of years, Rockefeller University, the science research university on the Upper East Side, may get city approval to build a 181,000 square foot-expansion by utilizing its air rights. The expansion, which would provide a new research laboratory building [&hellip
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Taking on Terrorists, Through Opera

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Writing the libretto for the opera about the Pakistani girl who stood up for her rights Susan Yankowitz is an award-winning playwright and novelist whose work encompasses a wide variety of genres and styles. This week, her opera about the life of Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani girl who defied tribal leaders to take legal action [&hellip
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A Taste of Paris in New York

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

Local photographer Alfred Gonzalez’s first exhibit – of his own work Photographer and East Side art gallery owner Alfred Gonzalez has been taking pictures since he was 13 years old, but this month will be the first time he’s displaying an exhibit of his own work – though he’s owned his gallery for nearly two decades. Gonzalez [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 17 Invitation to a Beheading Art Exhibition 118 East 64th Street 10 a.m., Free Invitation to a Beheading, Vladimir Nabokov’s 1935 novel and the inspiration for this exhibition, presents the bizarre tale of Cincinnatus C., who awaits the day of his execution for the crime of “gnostical turpitude,” a euphemistic term that refers [&hellip
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The Beginning of the End

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

Horse-carriage drivers, tourists brace for the end of an institution The klip-klop of horse hooves is something that’s been heard in and around Central Park for the past 150 years, as tourists regard the horse carriage tours as indelible to the New York City experience. But the industry could be coming to an end, one [&hellip
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East Side Cop of the Month

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Award given at community council meeting; walk-up burglaries a hot topic East side Police Officer Benjamin Paley was given the 19th Precinct’s December Cop of the Month award last week for apprehending a burglary suspect after a lengthy foot chase. The suspect was making a legitimate delivery to a residential building on the Upper East Side [&hellip
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Charter Fight Heads to Court

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

Newly elected public advocate and others file suit to halt DOE charter school decisions, including two on the East side A coalition of elected officials and activist organizations has sued the city in hopes of nullifying some 42 school co-locations throughout the city, including two on the Upper East Side. The DOE’s Panel on Education [&hellip
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Franchised Nostalgia, with a Side of Bacon

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

Savvy bloggers and born-and-raised New Yorkers roll their eyes as hard as the plastic spoons at Dairy Queen, but the people opening these franchises have surely done their market research, and shall be rewarded with no shortage of customers. Neither can these customers be dismissed as all tourists; the locations are far from Times Square and Rockefeller Center and the Freedom Tower
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