Hunter, The Saddest Smartest School Around

Written by Adam Janos on . Posted in News Our Town

Elite East side high school ranks last in happiness study Hunter College High School, at 71st East 94th Street, is a school of superlatives. It’s regularly recognized as one of (if not the) most successful public schools in the city and nationwide, and is an ivy feeder, putting its graduates on the fast track to [&hellip
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The Guggenheim needs YOU

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The Guggenheim Archives recently unearthed a piece of 8mm footage from their collection that was shot in the early 1970s and depicts industrial street scenes in the Meatpacking District and Hudson River waterfront. The grainy clip on the museum’s blog, at blogs.guggenheim.org, shows people walking in the street, a series of what look like trash [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

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Upper East Siders debate proposed tax on plastic bags New Yorkers produce about 100.000 tons of plastic bag trash a year — taking an estimated 1,000 years to fully biodegrade. Now, City Council members Brad Lander (D – Brooklyn) and Margaret Chin (D – Lower Manhattan) have introduced legislation that – if passed – would [&hellip
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How Safe is Our Pre-Cut Produce?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

A renewed focus on bodegas following a Hep A scare The recent Hepatitis A exposure at the Westside Market at 97th and Broadway had consumers all over the city reeling — and wondering if they can trust their local grocer. The incident came as a result of the disease potentially being spread from an infected [&hellip
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When a Man Loves Music

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

Singer-songwriter Michael Bolton visits the Y on Sept 9th to serenade us with stories of his career Many people tell Michael Bolton that his songs are part of the soundtrack to their lives. Behind this powerful statement is a tumultuous journey that Bolton endured to finally make it as a world-renowned artist. In the memoir [&hellip
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Do Endorsements Really Influence Voters?

Written by Tom Allon on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Why regular folks might care about who newspapers and bigwigs pick When I was the publisher of a chain of weekly newspapers (including this one), each year around this time, numerous political candidates came to our office for their endorsement interviews. In races for city council or the state assembly or senate, where most voters [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday August 30 Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library 1000 5th Ave, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, free Fun with picture books for families with children 18 months-3 years. First come first serve. Contact: (212) 570-3788 For the Record: The World of Kronos on Nonesuch Records, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Plaza Corridor Gallery, [&hellip
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Housing Residents Face Forced Moves

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Budget shortfall could require Section 8 recipients to downscale Father George Baker had just finished high school in 1975 when he moved into apartment 9J with his parents at the Knickerbocker Plaza. The hulking housing complex, at 91st Street and 2nd Avenue, had opened that year. Baker came back to the apartment after seminary in [&hellip
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