Scrapbook: Literary Landmark in Yorkville

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Yorkville Community School celebrated Children’s Book Week by helping declare the school and the street where it stands a Literary Landmark. The street was made famous by children’s author/illustrator Bernard Waber (Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Ira Sleeps Over) in his book, The House on East 88th Street. Pictured, from left to right, are Virginia Stanley (United [&hellip
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Exploring the New Fox’s

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Chillstop Halfzip_Front A former bargain mecca is transformed into a new shopping destination  By Laura Shanahan  We welcome feedback!” Ooh, don’t you love it when a store manager talks that way? Today we’re at the brand-spanking-new Fox’s, at the southeast corner of Broadway and 80th – the long-shuttered site of the late, great Filene’s Basement/SYMS Tailored & [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Good Bargain; Common Sense

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letters GOOD BARGAIN? To the Editor: Anyone having recently ridden on the 1956 vintage Manhattan 42nd Street cross-town bus had a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to make change and drive at the same time. No one dared bring any food on the bus or leave any litter [&hellip
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Tapped In: City Bus Grades, YMCA Drive, East River Boat Repairs, Free Christmas Gala

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

No_School_Today GRADES FOR CITY BUSES City Council Member Jessica Lappin introduced a resolution to the Council on Monday that calls for a letter-grading system for buses. Like restaurant grading, Lappin’s measure would rate individual bus lines from A (excellent) to F (terrible) based on criteria like cleanliness, timeliness and seat availability. The idea for bus ratings [&hellip
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Holiday Listings on UWS & UES

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CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE 1047 Amsterdam Ave. In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is hosting the annual Paul Winter performance. Enjoy a cross-cultural concert that includes singing, dancing and drumming. Performances are Dec. 13, 14 and 15. ST. THOMAS CHURCH 1 W. 53rd St. [&hellip
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Tapped In: Caroling, Probation for Madam, Delay for Evictions

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housingamnesty_kevinCremin_AA CAROLERS TO SING ON EAST 64TH STREET The East Sixties Neighborhood Association (ESNA) is sponsoring a musical holiday celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The association will welcome the Goode Time Carolers, a sought-after caroling group that performs in Victorian costumes inspired by A Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens, at TD Bank’s rotunda at the northeast [&hellip
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Tapped In: Newspaper Recycling, No More Gas Rationing, UES Video Game

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kidsareawesome NEW INITIATIVE TO RECYCLE NEWSPAPERS East Midtown Partnership and the New York City Department of Sanitation recently announced a newspaper recycling initiative. The program added 21 custom-designed receptacles on East Midtown street corners between East 50th to 61st Streets and Second and Madison Avenues. The 31-gallon receptacles, which cost around $1,350 each, collect newspapers and [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Election Woes, Gas Rations, NYU Hospital Reopens

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

Upper_East_Side SANDY CAUSES ELECTION DAY WOES New Yorkers helped re-elect President Barack Obama last week, but not without some technical difficulties. The damages wrought on the city by Hurricane Sandy prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an order that residents who had evacuated their homes could vote at any poll site in the state [&hellip
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President Bill Clinton glances at the camera during the dedication of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. It is the newest addition and New Yorks’s 214th state park. Compiled by Paul Bisceglio UES IS HOME TO AMERICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD Forbes released its annual list of the country’s most expensive ZIP codes last week, and for the first time ever, a Manhattan neighborhood came out on top. The Upper East Side’s 10065 ZIP, which covers 60th to 68th Street between the East River [&hellip
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