Protesting the Trash Transfer Station

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Members of advocacy groups Pledge 2 Protect and NYCHA for NYCHA joined with supporters of nearby Asphalt Green for three days of protests outside the site of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station. The de Blasio administration has affirmed its commitment to reconstruct and revive the defunct garbage station, and local residents continue to [&hellip
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The Noise that Never Sleeps

Written by Mary Kekatos on . Posted in News Our Town

Residents living near the construction site of the former Ruppert Playground report unceasing noise Upper East Side Sixty-seven and a half decibels is approximately the sound that a washing machine makes. That is the sound level in George O’Connor’s apartment at 225 East 93rd Street, but he doesn’t have any appliances running. If O’Connor opens [&hellip
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Feeling Left Out Of Pride Week

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

Despite the big crowds, not everyone felt part of the celebration New York City celebrated Gay Pride with the support of a crowd of approximately 1 million people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. But not everyone downtown was in on the celebration. Kelsey Harrison is an openly gay woman who said [&hellip
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From Polar Weather to Pollen Woes

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

The long, brutal winter we endured has created a pollen-heavy summer, causing major problems for allergy sufferers Upper East Side Although we have all been enjoying the long awaited end to this winter’s polar vortex, the city hasn’t completely escaped extreme weather troubles. While trapped under the relentless cold and inches of snow, trees were [&hellip
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July 4th Events

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

Celebrate the nation’s independence without leaving Manhattan This July 4th weekend, you can stay close to home and still have a blast. We’ve compiled a list of local events – some family-friendly, some adult-centric – so you can celebrate with your neighbors. East Side Barbeque Fri Jul 4, 1 – 6 p.m. Riverpark 450 East [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: The Tradeoff of Fresh Eggs

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Sometimes I click on “Last-Minute Getaways” from Travelocity. I’m particularly vulnerable when I’m on deadline. That’s when I get in really deep, clicking further and further until I’m a mouse tap away from booking a room. The Trout Room, perhaps. The Trout Room is a suite at the Pitcher Inn, a hotel in Vermont where [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Dirty Truth

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

The city’s own rules should prevent the building of the trash transfer station at East 91st Street By Suzanne Grosso Yorkville It is offensive that politicians and special interest groups falsely denounce me as an “environmental racist” because I oppose the construction of a waste transfer station at East 91st Street in Yorkville. But it [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Message By Any Means

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Opinion Our Town

Our Town received the following handwritten letter: Bicycle delivery boys ignore traffic rules, ride on sidewalks, speed through red lights, wrong direction, etc. That’s only 95 percent of them! To a pedestrian, it’s frightening, more so after dark. For an older person, being run into is life threatening. Politicians, TV and radio and newspapers – [&hellip
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