Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Lappin’

Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East & West Siders

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, Dwell OTDT, Family, Lifestyle, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Seniors, West Side Spirit

old New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of [&hellip
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UES Council Members Eye Higher Offices

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

FE-Dan Garodnick(as) The Upper East Side appears to be a perfect incubator for ambitious young politicians seeking to move up the ranks of New York City politics. Both City Council members Jessica Lappin, representing Roosevelt Island and the eastern portion of the neighborhood, and Dan Garodnick, who represents the western portion bordering Central Park and south to [&hellip
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Who Will Save Them?

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Pets

Politicians argue over best way to save beleaguered animal shelter system   Most elected officials and animal rights advocates agree that New York City’s public shelter system is desperately in need of reform. Shelters are grossly overcrowded and understaffed, the city spends only 10 percent of the Humane Society’s recommended $8 per capita on its [&hellip
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Cuomo’s Colonial Island

Written by admin on . Posted in Our Town

By Megan Finnegan Locals up in arms over appointment of nonresident to operating board “I’ve lived here all my life and I no longer consider myself a New Yorker,” said Matthew Katz as he strolled along the East River on a recent sunny day. “I consider myself a Roosevelt Islander.&#
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General Election Picks

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column

Mayor: Michael Bloomberg As we mentioned back in September, the key to governing the city at this critical juncture is nursing a more diverse economy back to health while maintaining and building on the gains of recent years in education, business, public safety and the vibrant culture that defines New York City. We think Mayor [&hellip
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REPORT STALLED PROJECTS TO CITY

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

With the number of dormant West Side projects increasing during the economic slowdown, owners of construction sites may need to notify the city when development will be suspended or resumed. Council Member Gale Brewer sponsored a bill with her East Side colleague Jessica Lappin that would force developers to keep the Department of Buildings abreast [&hellip
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