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Compiled by Megan Bungeroth, Alissa Fleck, Rebecca Harris and Sam Levine Mayor Koch Endorses Mark Thompson Mark Thompson is doin’ great after receiving the endorsement of former Mayor Ed Koch in his bid for City Council. Thompson, currently the chair of Community Board 6, will by vying for a seat on the council in the [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Jon Lentz Espaillat Eyes Senate & Concedes to Rangel City & State reports that State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who conceded defeat on Monday in his contested primary race against Rep. Charles Rangel, declined to say whether he would run for re-election to the state Senate. But Espaillat signaled that he [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Espaillat Demand Vote Transparency Last week, after the preliminary counts came in for the 13th Congressional District primary race, incumbent Charles Rangel declared victory and immediately set about proclaiming the race a piece of cake based on the initially wide margin of votes in his favor. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who many had viewed as [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Kellner Sues Mayor & City Over MTS Opponents of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS) have thrown up what could be their best-chance roadblock against the project. Assembly Member Micah Kellner announced that he has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council in the state Supreme Court on the [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Paul Bisceglio, Megan Bungeroth, Rebecca Harris, and Adel Manoukian Tavern on the Renovation The city will begin work on the renovation of Tavern on the Green this week, according to a Department of Design and Construction (DDC) spokesman. The “pre-construction” will involve removal of an underground fuel tank and other preliminary work; full-on [&hellip
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Compiled by Megan Bungeroth, Amanda Woods, Adel Manoukian ART AT THE ARSENAL Urban artists will gather June 18 for The Horticultural Society of New York’s Block Party to feature new and original street work in the Arsenal building at Central Park. The silent auction and meet-and-greet event benefits the Society’s GreenHouse Program, which provides horticultural [&hellip
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OT EXP-Marymount Graduation By Megan Bungeroth & Amanda Woods Singing the Garbage Away A local group opposing the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station is holding a free community concert to raise awareness for their cause and protest the proposed MTS. Residents for Sane Trash Solutions is sponsoring the event, called “Dump the Dump,” Friday, June 5 from [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Cornell Campus Gets its Start The CornellNYC Tech campus slated for Roosevelt Island has found itself one heck of an incubator. Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Google CEO Larry Page and Cornell President David Skorton announced that Google will be lending, free of charge, 22,000 square feet of their Chelsea headquarters to the fledgling [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Anam Baig, Megan Bungeroth & Sean Creamer EAST SIDE LAWMAKERS PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF PREGNANT WORKERS Last week, Upper East Side Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined three Democratic co-sponsors in introducing new federal legislation that would protect pregnant women against unfair job discrimination. Maloney joined fellow New York City Rep. Jerrold Nadler and two [&hellip
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crimewatch By Sean Creamer Break In, Steal, Repeat From Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 6, an unknown criminal broke into 18 different cars in the Upper East Side and stole personal effects ranging from loose papers to GPS devices. The robberies took place between East 94th and East 98th Streets on Lexington, Park, Madison, Third [&hellip
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