Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

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

ws_expressphoto_rooseveltm copy Compiled by Nora Bosworth, Megan Bungeroth and Alicia Bynum ESPAILLAT AND HOYLMAN WIN SENATE PRIMARIES Incumbent state Sen. Adriano Espaillat easily won his Democratic primary race against challenger Assemblyman Guillermo Linares last week, taking an estimated 65 percent of the votes. Linares, who declared his intent to run for the position when Espaillat was still [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

450px-Halfblinded_racoon Raccoons Rampant in Central Park Last month, Upper West Side Council Member Gale Brewer wrote to the Parks Department to get some answers to a curious concern her office had been hearing about—the raccoon population in Central Park. Apparently the critters had been spotted at several playgrounds throughout park, including the Rudin Playground near 96th [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_harry's_4 copy Neighborhood Tradition Harry Goldberg Jr. encourages the crowd to buy shoes during the grand re-opening of Harry’s Shoes on the Upper West Side. It’s all smiles in the background from onlookers including Council Member Gale A. Brewer and a photo of the the founder’s son and Harry Jr.’s grandfather, Joseph Goldberg. Community Board  Rejects Homeless [&hellip
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Wackiest Surrogate’s Court Cases That Have Made News Over the Years

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. by Megan Bungeroth Most New Yorkers don’t think about the Surrogate’s Court until it makes major headlines, but when it does, the cases are memorable. Here are some of the most famous and bizarre cases in recent memory. 1992- Woody Allen and Mia Farrow go to Surrogate’s Court to settle the custody battle for their [&hellip
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Tapped In

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 west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Horse Accident Renews Calls for Carriage Ban Another accident with a carriage horse last week has reignited the citywide debate over whether the iconic horse-drawn carriages should be outlawed. The New York Times and other news outlets reported that around 4:30 p.m. last Thursday, a horse pulling a driver and two passengers got spooked in [&hellip
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Harassed Out of Business?

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

JamesKelleher_BikeRental Bike rental places, often accused of aggressive tactics, fear that Citi Bike will take them out By Rebecca Harris Columbus Circle, a popular access point at the southwest corner of Central Park, regularly swarms with aggressive bike rental merchants, hounding passersby like handbag salesmen peddling their wares on Canal Street. Desperate to make sales as [&hellip
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Jonathan Kuhn Keeps Art Alive

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Park-Life600 By Elena Oumano The day after the Twin Towers fell, Jonathan Kuhn and his two young sons headed for the woodland solace of Central Park’s North End Ravine, where a lone man was catching crayfish in the stream. Nearly 12 years later, the director of arts & antiquities for NYC’s Parks Department walks several times [&hellip
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