Rethinking the Schools

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De Blasio’s tax hike for pre-Kers is only the beginning Just because there’s a new tenant in Gracie Mansion doesn’t mean public school issues won’t continue to dominate in 2014. Bill de Blasio, for instance, has promised to tax the rich to fund universal pre-kindergarten. But while that high-profile plan is executed, other school issues [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 3 Free Music Fridays American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free The museum trustees and staff invite the public to explore the galleries free of charge, have a refreshment in the cafe, and enjoy live music in the stunning atrium. folkartmuseum.org Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent [&hellip
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In the Shadow of the Billionaires

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New luxury apartments along Central Park stir old debates Living near Central Park has never been for the weak of wallet. But a gaggle of new, ultra-expensive apartment buildings opening on the south end of the park has rekindled long-simmering debates about the affordability of Manhattan and the role the park plays in the life [&hellip
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The Newcomer on the East Side

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Kallos arrives, with a technology focus Ben Kallos will be sworn in to the City Council this week, taking Jessica Lappin’s seat representing a broad swath of the Upper East Side, Midtown East and Roosevelt Island. His victory in the race was a surprise – he was running against current Assembly Member Micah Kellner, who [&hellip
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Stuck in Transit

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

Wheelchair-bound commuters face a subway system on the East Side with almost no elevators Kitty Lunn will never forget the day when she was stuck in her wheelchair for four hours in front of a broken elevator at the 51st Street subway station on Lexington Avenue. No one stopped to help her, thinking she was [&hellip
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