Neighborhood News Check

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Groups Propose Park Over the M.T.S. Activists on the Upper East Side have begun to rally behind an idea of transforming the design of the East 91st Street marine waste transfer station to accommodate more neighborhood demands, the Daily News reported. Groups who have fought against the transfer station would like to see the station [&hellip
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LETTER: In Favor of the Frick Expansion

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A reader writes in support of the East Side museum’s proposed plans By Ian Alterman, Upper West Side As a member of the West End Preservation Society, a former co-chair of the Community Board 7 Landmarks Committee, and a huge fan of the Frick, I have been watching with keen interest since news first broke [&hellip
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OP-ED: Music to live better by

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By Bette Dewing “While we revere the recordings, there’s nothing like hearing it live!“ Oh, Steve Shaiman, you are so right about live music and hearing the swing era played by your 20-piece Swingtime Big Band. That is musical joy of the very first kind. And especially, but not only for the pre-rock generation who [&hellip
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On the East Side, a New Political Force

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

Rebecca Seawright, a relative newcomer to state politics, grabs an early endorsement lead Upper East Side Rebecca Seawright has emerged as the clear front runner in the race for the 76th Assembly District on the Upper East Side. She got a huge early endorsement from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who has a wealth of credibility [&hellip
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Opponents Pledge More Arrests to Fight M.T.S.

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

Vows of further protests follow a construction accident at the East 91st Street site Yorkville Last Wednesday morning, a rogue jackhammer chisel sailed through the air, crashed through a window, and landed right in the middle of a neighborhood’s fight to stop a nearby garbage station from being built. The day after the construction accident [&hellip
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Crumbs Will Rise

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The faltering cupcake company closed its doors last week, but now it seems there will be a mini-revival Crumbs Bake Shop may not crumble after all. Following the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings and the abrupt closure of all Crumbs locations last week, the company announced on July 11 that the cupcake chain will receive [&hellip
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Raking It In and Still Priced Out

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Young professionals in Manhattan are finding it increasingly difficult to find apartments, even for those with steady incomes Ask a successful New Yorkers about her first apartment in Manhattan, and you’ll usually hear comedic horror stories of 5th floor walk-ups, the lingering smells from the downstairs Thai restaurant, and a lack of storage space. Generations [&hellip
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The Second-Luckiest Man In The World

Written by Kyle Pope on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

At home with the Upper East Side’s Lou Gehrig expert, on the anniversary of the famous speech Every year around the 4th of July, the phone in Ray Robinson’s Upper East Side apartment, where he has lived for the past 57 years, starts to ring again. Though it’s been nearly a quarter century since the [&hellip
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