Posts Tagged ‘Construction’

MTA Apologizes for Upper East Side Explosion

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

Yesterday afternoon, what was supposed to be a controlled blast underground blew rocks and debris in the street on East 72nd Street and Second Avenue, terrifying residents and damaging a storefront. The explosion occurred as part of the Second Avenue Subway construction, and today MTA officials said that they’re putting a moratorium on all work [&hellip
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Residents Call Subway Construction Breeding Ground for Crime

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

James KelleherIMG_9381 But police statistics show a decrease around Second Avenue   By Amanda Woods Following the recent report of a young woman who was stabbed in broad daylight on East 86th Street near Second Avenue, some Upper East Side residents and business owners are concerned that the ongoing subway construction makes the avenue more dangerous and prone to [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

STANLEY ISAACS RALLIES  Parents, children and local officials gathered to protest proposed cuts to the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center’s Beacon Program on Tuesday. The mayor’s preliminary budget would defund the program entirely; the Department of Youth and Community Development has notified the Center that it would have to close the program July 1 if [&hellip
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Pedestrians: Consider Safety This Time on 81st Street Bridge

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Politics

bridgerepair By Sean Creamer The dilapidated footbridge passing over the FDR Drive from East 81st Street to Carl Schurz Park has seen better days. Crumbling supports, steep stairs and discolored cement characterize this footpath built in the 1940s. The bridge is currently under close scrutiny by local Community Board 8 and the Department of Designs and [&hellip
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Apartment Burglarized

Written by admin on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, News West Side Spirit

An apartment under construction was ransacked Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Police said that a woman working at a real estate company reported a burglary in the second floor apartment at 163 W. 80th St., between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. The front door was unlocked, according to cops, and several large items were missing, such [&hellip
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WORRIES OVER COLUMBUS SQ. CONSTRUCTION

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

Park West Village residents near the Columbus Square development met with Department of Buildings officials earlier this month to discuss safety in the area. The Dec. 3 meeting, held at Second Presbyterian Church on Central Park West and West 96th Street, was organized after an Oct. 8 crane malfunction caused a counterweight to crash through [&hellip
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Construction in ‘Vacant’ Building

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Among the brownstones and high rises on West 103rd Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, there is one building that appears to be abandoned. Scaffolding hugs the façade, permits from the Department of Buildings plaster the glass front door and windows are covered in plastic. But there are actually six tenants living at [&hellip
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CHABAD SCHOOL EXPANSION OK’D

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

The city’s Landmark Preservation Commission approved a controversial school expansion into the rear-yards of neighbors of the Chabad School, on West 86th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The project would allow Chabad of the West Side Synagogue and Pre-school to take over two landmark-protected brownstones, 43-45 W. 86th St. The brownstones had [&hellip
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