Posts Tagged ‘Hunter College’

Take it Or Leaf It

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Zoning exemption could mean bigger buildings – but improved green space – on the Upper East Side By Adam Janos High rise developments on the Upper East Side could get significantly bigger soon. The community, meanwhile, could get less and less in return. Land Use Attorney Shelly Friedman spoke to Community Board 8 on the [&hellip
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Going Back to School for Fun and Profit

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City’s continuing ed programs respond to the changing job market By Laura Shin Bob Makarowski has been teaching at Baruch College’s Division of Continuing and Professional Studies for more than 20 years. In the course of those two decades, Makarowski says he has witnessed a noticeable shift in the role these programs play in students’ [&hellip
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Is Memorial Sloan-Kettering a Good Neighbor?

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

4182 CB8 QUESTIONS THE CANCER TREATMENT CENTER’S WILLINGNESS TO HEAR PUBLIC OPINION ON NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT By Paul Bisceglio Memorial Sloan-Kettering counsel Shelly Friedman frustrated the Upper East Side’s Community Board 8 at its full-board meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 14, by refusing to hold a second public hearing on the environmental impact of the recently announced [&hellip
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Rolling Jubilee Kicks Off Occupy Fundraiser

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An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street is raising money to help alleviate consumer debt. By Caroline Lewis “Whoa, did you see that?” asked Annie Spencer, a professor at Hunter College and a member of the Occupy group Strike Debt. “The live ticker on the Rolling Jubilee website just crossed $200,000 being raised.” That was enough [&hellip
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New Cancer Center Comes to Upper East Side

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

WS_E73rd Riverfront Rendering_courtesyof[TK]   Last week, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the Upper East Side will soon be home to a brand-new building housing a brand-new partnership of city institutions. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the City University of New York’s Hunter College will be teaming up to construct a connected science facility on East 73rd Street, on what [&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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Building Safety Loopholes Put City Firefighters at Risk

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P7377-02 By Paul Bisceglio In August 2007, a fire in the Financial District’s vacant Deutsche Bank building claimed the lives of two New York firefighters. The tragedy prompted State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried to create a joint New York City-New York State Task Force on Building and Fire Safety. The Task Force just [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Espaillat Demand Vote Transparency Last week, after the preliminary counts came in for the 13th Congressional District primary race, incumbent Charles Rangel declared victory and immediately set about proclaiming the race a piece of cake based on the initially wide margin of votes in his favor. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who many had viewed as [&hellip
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‘Hottest’ Writers at Hunter College Conference

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FE-Bruce Jay Friedman by Molly K Friedman By Megan Bungeroth In a few weeks, hundreds of writers—the wildly successful (Mary Higgens Clark, Colson Whitehead, Lee Child) and humbly aspiring alike—will descend on Hunter College for the annual Writers’ Conference, an event that brings industry professionals together to work on their craft and discuss the state of the written word. This year, the [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Hunter Preserving, Building and Educating Under Raab

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By Ellen Keohane Hunter College’s Latin motto, Mihi Cura Futuri, translates to “The care of the future is mine.” Jennifer Raab, the college’s president since 2001, said she takes these words very seriously. “We’re a public college committed to supporting the future of the city,” Raab said. Most Hunter students are from the city or [&hellip
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