Posts Tagged ‘East Side’

Crime Watch

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

800px.Do_Not_Cross._Crime_Scene Compiled by Amanda Woods Street Fight A Friday morning dispute between two men—a driver and a pedestrian—quickly escalated into violence, until both men were arrested. A 38-year-old man told police that a 48-year-old man’s car nearly hit him as he was crossing the street. As retaliation, the pedestrian began punching the driver’s car. This offense [&hellip
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A Trashy Political Idea

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

OPED-Tom Allon By Tom Allon Some of the worst policy ideas in history have been borne out of political payback by elected leaders. We now are experiencing one of these on New York City’s East Side, where a long-forgotten political feud is rearing its ugly head and endangering the health and well-being of a ticked-off community. Trash [&hellip
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Not All Is Fair in Street Fairs, Some Say

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

Every summer, a string of events hit the city that provide, depending on your perspective, either a fun-filled, leisurely day of shopping, eating and entertainment or a hellish, traffic-jamming, noise-making, government-sanctioned takeover of public places. To many, they are just street fairs. Some love them, many enjoy them, and some scratch their heads with wonder [&hellip
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Night of 1,000 Electeds at East 60s Meeting

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

Last Sunday, dozens of Upper East Siders braved the icy rain to attend the annual East Sixties Neighborhood Association (ESNA) meeting, coming together to hear from a slew of elected officials and talk about the big issues facing their neighborhood in the coming year. City Council Members Jessica Lappin (who reps the eastern portion of [&hellip
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Candidates for 4th Council District Emerge

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

While none have officially declared their candidacies or filed paperwork with the state, several people’s names have been circulating as potential candidates for Council Member Garodnick’s 4th district seat. Garodnick has officially confirmed his run for comptroller. Community Board 6 chair Mark Thompson has confirmed that he’ll be filing for a campaign committee shortly. “I’m [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood: Macy’s Says No The East Side

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

Courtesy of John Dalton On Monday, not long after Brooklyn politicians rallied to bring the Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River, Macy’s said it would stay on the Hudson this year. “Macy’s Fireworks will take place on the Hudson River, with barges positioned between 18th and 48th streets providing two miles of public viewing space,” said [&hellip
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Just a New York City Guy

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections

Frank Bonanno shares a first name with Frank Sinatra—and some residents think that’s not the only similarity they have. Bonanno, 65, has spent the last 27 years as the master of his own stage: 450 E. 63rd St. And his audience is as appreciative as any that Ol’ Blue Eyes entertained. “He’s a quintessential New [&hellip
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