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Is Homelessness New York’s Number One Issue?

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

IMG_3837 Organizations rally for affordable housing for all in the City “What?” “Affordable housing!” “When?” “Now!” That was the rallying cry last Friday as volunteers from Habitat for Humanity New York City, the Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness, mayoral candidates and representatives from a variety of other organizations gathered on the front steps of City [&hellip
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Mayoral Hopefuls Face the Upper West Side

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

Photo by Steven Barall Candidates appeared at a recent forum and spoke about real estate and housing concerns By Nora Bosworth “Ken told me that he has not seen a room this crowded since the anti-war debates of the sixties,” announced Jason Haber, Chair of Community Free Democrats, who co-sponsored the democratic mayoral debate on Thursday night. Ken Sherrill, [&hellip
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Mayoral Hopefuls on UES Trash

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Mayoral candidates addressed the E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station at a recent forum By Adam Janos The 92nd Street Y and the New York Observer hosted a forum for mayoral candidates last Thursday to discuss their visions for the city. Joseph Lhota, John Catsimatidis and George McDonald attended the forum on the Republican side; [&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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NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER: Teen Murdered; New Parking Signs; Preschool Opening

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

raphael-ward-facebook Compiled by Megan Bungeroth Lower East Side Teen Murdered for Parka Last Friday night, 16-year-old Raphael Ward, a resident of the Lower East Side’s Baruch Houses, was shot and killed at the corner of Rivington and Columbia streets. According to several news accounts, the boy was wearing a pricey Marmot winter parka, and a group [&hellip
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Tapped In: MTA; River Ferry Service; Endorsement; Red Hook

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

ferry Compiled by Jessica Mastronardi and Paul Bisceglio MTA TO RAISE FARES The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to raise fares on the city’s trains, buses, bridges and tunnels last Wednesday, Dec. 19. The new rates, which will go into effect in March, include a 25-cent increase on base subway and bus fares (up to $2.50), [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Good Bargain; Common Sense

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

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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Mayoral Candidates Tackle Education in Forum

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

Five mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum on education Monday, Nov. 19, to kick off Manhattan Media’s 10th annual Blackboard Awards. The hour-long discussion moderated by Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools and Lindsey Christ of NY1 gave the presumptive candidates the opportunity to outline their proposed plans for New York City’s education system, and to [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Norah Bosworth Public Hearing on Proposed Soho BID According to a release from the SoHo Alliance, councilmember Margaret Chin has called a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at City Hall on the proposed Soho Business Improvement District (BID). The hearing will be conducted by the City Council’s Finance Committee [&hellip
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