Neighborhood News Check

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U.E.S. Building Allowed to Deteriorate, According to Tenants In October 2010, Stahl Real Estate filed a hardship application with the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission, claiming that its building between East 64th Street and East 65th Street was unable to turn a profit and requesting permission to demolish and rebuild. Now, tenants are claiming that the [&hellip
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Where could Success Academy go now?

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Success_Academy_Harlem_1_jeh In the wake of de Blasio’s move, the charter school powerhouse could be in the market for real estate. After Mayor Bill de Blasio blocked the co-location and expansion of three Success Academies, the charter school empire headed by former city council member Eva Moskowitz, the question remains as to where her displaced schools could [&hellip
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Manhattan Residents Vie for Community Board Seats

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

Borough President Gale Brewer has received almost 600 applications to fill spots on Manhattan’s 12 community boards By Gabrielle Alfiero Interviews of prospective community board members began last week, after nearly 600 applications were submitted to Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer’s office for the 2014-2016 term. Of the 596 candidates who applied to serve on [&hellip
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Blackout

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Upper East Side For more than a month now, sidewalks along a three-block stretch of 2nd Avenue, from 68th to 71st streets, have been dangerously dark, without a single streetlight. “I come home frequently on the 68th Street crosstown bus and walking on that street at night is terrible,” said an Our Town reader, who [&hellip
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U.W.S. Filmmaker produces Doc About Her Mother’s Death

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

Kathy Leichter found solace through the filmmaking process as she created a documentary about her bipolar mother’s suicide By Gabrielle Alfiero In February of 1995, when documentary filmmaker Kathy Leichter was 28, she got a phone call from her dad, New York State Senator Franz Leichter, and promptly hung up on him. He called because [&hellip
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The Two Thirties

Written by Marsha McCreadie on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

FIT exhibit shows that fashion rose above Depression in the 1930s It’s a tough sell, to make a case for the 1930s high steppin’ fashions as the bedrock for our age’s easy-going, form-fitting but casually loose looks and functional clothing. But the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology does it, in a show called [&hellip
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Tackling Colon Cancer

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

March is colon cancer awareness month. A few simple steps can save your life. March is colon cancer awareness month, and despite growing mindfulness of the disease, there are still many misconceptions that remain. First lets take a look at the facts: Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the [&hellip
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