Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

Viewpoint – Go Ahead: Blame The Bicycles

Written by Kyle Pope on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Who’s right: the pedestrians or the bicylists? In the wake of a recent death in Central Park, the result of a collision between a walker and a cyclist, the question has centered on who is responsible for preventing such accidents. The answer isn’t even close. Last month, I’m proud to say, I ran my fifth [&hellip
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Beautification of Central Park Features To Go Forward

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

Grand Army Plaza_Photo courtesy of Central Park Conservancy Select parts of Central Park suffering from deterioration will see improvements by the end of the year Community Board 8’s parks committee unanimously passed two motions last week to maintain and upgrade distinct portions of Central Park which have suffered in recent years. The Central Park Conservancy brought forth a proposal to conserve and beautify [&hellip
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Lesson: When Protesting Carriage Horses Try to Remain Calm

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

73672_10151352554506919_175397186_n By Rebecca Cohen Mostly I push “Yes” on my keyboard all the time to support liberal progressive causes from the comfort of my swivel office-chair. My advocacy for human and animal rights has largely consisted of signing “Yes, I agree.” “Yes, I stand with you!” on such petitions. In the past two years, there have [&hellip
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Tapped In: Flatiron Bicycle Accident, Midtown Library Renovations, New NYPD App

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

260px-Swanage_Punch_&_Judy FATAL FLATIRON DISTRICT BICYCLE ACCIDENT A female bicyclist was fatally struck Jan. 4 by a Citywide demolition and rubbish removal truck at East 23rd Street and Madison. The bicyclist was traveling East on 23rd Street when she was hit, according to several sources. Police said that she was pronounced dead on the scene. Private sanitation [&hellip
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Central Park Receives $100 Million Gift

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

The Maine Monument at Merchants' Gate in Central Park Photo by Aaron Adler On its “Donations” web page, Central Park accepts gifts of five set amounts, from $20 to $500. A sixth option, “other,” also lets donors choose their own amount: $25, say, if $20 is just not quite enough—or, as in John Paulson’s case, $100 million. The New York-based hedge fund manager announced this sizable gift to [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

Compiled by Paul Bisceglio WOMAN RAPED BY PIZZA BOY FILES LAWSUIT The 35-year-old victim who accused a pizza delivery boy of raping her last month is suing her alleged attacker, his employer and a number of parties associated with her West 61st Street apartment building. Caesar Lewis, the 16-year-old delivery boy, reportedly entered the victim’s [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

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! WEST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT APPROVED Last week, the City Council voted unanimously to officially designate the first extension of the Riverside-West End Historic District, covering West End Avenue and its adjacent side streets from West 79th Street to West 87th Street. This final move marks the first victory in what preservation advocates hope will be [&hellip
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9 Spooktacular Halloween Celebrations In NYC

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

Pumpkin-Sail-1024x768 By Matilda Pecover OCTOBER 6-28 (Weekends Only) Boo at the Zoo returns to the Bronx Zoo with everything little hearts could ask for this Halloween. On top of annual favorites like the Haunted Habitat Mansion of ghosts and extinct animals and a hayride through the animated Creepy Hollows town, magic shows, an extinction graveyard, intricate [&hellip
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Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

REPUBLICAN RIVAL FOR KELLNER Michael Zumbluskas, an independent with ties to the Reform Party, is running on the Republican ticket for the newly redrawn 76th (currently the 65th) Assembly district on the Upper East Side. Zumbluskas previously challenged incumbent Assembly Member Micah Kellner in 2010 and is making another run at him this year. He [&hellip
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