Solving a Deadly Traffic Puzzle

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

Following a number of recent pedestrian fatalities — including four more over the weekend — experts, residents, and elected leaders look for answers The corner of 97th and West End Avenue was crowded with neighbors, activists and local politicians last week for the vigil for two pedestrians killed in separate accidents. The victims included Cooper [&hellip
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Garodnick Sharpens Focus for Final Council Term

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town

After conceding the speaker’s race, the third-term Upper East Side council member turns his attention to development and neighborhood concerns Dan Garodnick is nothing if not unflappable. Coming down from a roller coaster year of campaigning for three different elected positions as well as supporting colleagues running for citywide offices, Garodnick has just started his [&hellip
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The First President in New York

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

Historian Harlow Giles Unger pays homage to the presidency of George Washington in his newest book At the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States almost 225 years ago. The building where the event took place, Federal Hall, housed Congress at that time in [&hellip
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Transforming Manhattan, from the East Side

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

We’ve all seen the sooty pictures of 19th century Manhattan. Much of that smog came from the elevated trains that dotted the city — steam-powered monoliths that churned out smoke, cinders and soot. That era ended in 1902, with the opening of the 74th Street Powerhouse, a critical step in helping the city transition from [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Friday, January 24 Fridays at Noon: The Legacy of Jean Leon Destine 92nd Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St 12 p.m., $5 Considered the father of Haitian professional dance, Jean-Léon Destiné died earlier this year. Starting in the 1940s, he brought the traditional, folk and religious dances from his native Haiti to stages all over [&hellip
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