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Frankie Quinney puts the finishing touches on raising the Big Top tent for the Big Apple Circus in Lincoln Center. Tickets go on sale this week for the circus’s all-new, 34th season production, Legendarium! LAPPIN DEMANDS RETURN OF TRASH CANS A month ago, the MTA brought a pilot program intended to curb trash and litter in the subway to the East 57th Street F station. The program, which removed trash cans at eight stations around the city in an effort to reduce the frequency of refuse pick-ups and deter [&hellip
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ot_express_avenue show Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & John Friia Mirror, Mirror The Avenue Antiques, Art & Design Show at the Armory brought out the smiles this past weekend. The event featured over 60 exhibitors offering a world-class selection of antiques, art and jewelry. PILOT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE BUS SPEED ON EAST SIDE The MTA announced this week [&hellip
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ws_expressphoto_rooseveltmural Compiled by Nora Bosworth and  Megan Bungeroth TRIBUTE TO TEDDY Teddy Roosevelt eyes his next prey from the newly restored murals in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda at the American Museum of Natural History. After two years of conservation treatment, the huge canvases were re-introduced to the public this week. MTA TO RESUME BLASTING AT EXPLOSION SITE [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Free Ride for Fashionistas The East Midtown Partnership is sponsoring a free trolley for shoppers on Fashion’s Night Out, Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual evening of nighttime retail parties and shopping was created in 2009 and has become a popular event for the city, spurring spending at local shops. The [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Bike Share Pushed Back to Spring Hopeful cyclists looking forward to taking advantage of the city’s bike share will have to nix their dreams of riding through the crisp fall weather this year. The Department of Transportation announced that the city’s Bike Share program will be delayed—again—and will not be implemented until March 2013. The [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Harlem Shooter Indicted Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced the indictment of an East Harlem man for the July 5 slaying of 21-year-old Matt Shaw. The defendant, Khalid Rahman, 20, was indicted on charges of murder in the second degree in the shooting death of Shaw, who had recently graduated from college. He is [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Siders Applaud MTA Repair Plan Upper East Side City Council Member Jessica Lappin released the results of a transit survey this week that finds that an overwhelming majority of constituents are happy with the MTA’s new Fastrack subway maintenance system. The Fastrack program replaced the old system of closing down subway stations for several [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter CB8 Slams 583 Park Application In the latest development of the ongoing battle between the event venue 583 Park and some of its Upper East Side neighbors, Community Board 8 voted to disapprove the venue’s beer and wine license application last week. 583 Park is located in the Third Church of Christ Scientist’s historic building [&hellip
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