From the Archives: Bill Bratton on his political future in 2011

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In May of 2011, speculation about who might run for mayor on the Republican ticket landed briefly on William Bratton, former NYPD Police Commissioner under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, from 1994 to 1996. Bratton had recently finished a 7-year stint at the chief of police in Los Angeles and had returned to New York to work [&hellip
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New MSK complex gets Manhattan Borough OK

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The 1.15 million-square-foot MSK-Hunter College medical complex/educational center that has sparked controversy on the Upper East Side has officially received a go-ahead from the Manhattan Borough Board. The complex will take up most of E. 73rd and 74th streets along the FDR Drive. Concerns have been raised by the community about traffic, congestion and pollution [&hellip
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Last Blast

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MTA finally ends underground explosions on Second Avenue Good news for businesses on the Upper East Side: the constant blasting noises from the Second Avenue subway project are finally over. According to the MTA, the project’s final blast occurred at 5:21 p.m. on Monday, November 18, on the north side of 86th and Second Avenue. [&hellip
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Striking a Chord with the Younger Generation

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

Husband and wife duo – and huge Beethoven fans – put a new spin on the classics at Caffé Vivaldi Classical music can really bring out the creativity in a couple. Ege Maltepe, an actress from Istanbul, and her husband Emir Gamsizoglu, a Turkish pianist, decided to move to New York City to pursue their [&hellip
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Future Shock

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Real estate trends are bucking the old traditions A few weeks ago, two five room apartments around 86th Street in Manhattan hit the market. One, a three bedroom in mint condition, sits on a low floor in a pleasant prewar building on West End Avenue. It has good light and approximately 1550 square feet. The [&hellip
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Ask Margaret

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Q:What are non-smokers rights? I have just moved into a rental building, two year lease unfortunately. I have COPD from second hand smoke; never had a cigarette in my mouth. I, and my daughter, smelled smoke in the apartment the day I moved in. I would like to break my lease, but I fear that [&hellip
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