Posts Tagged ‘Linda Rosenthal’

Tapped In

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

by Megan Bungeroth               Sheepskins and Soledad CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien (left) was the commencement speaker at Hunter College’s 205th graduation ceremony, which was presided over by Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. The commencement ceremony, where 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees, took place at the [&hellip
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Mosquito Epidemic Creates Itchy Problem on 84th Street

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

mosquito Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal heeded the itchy cries of residents on and around West 84th Street who have been suffering from a bafflingly hard to quash infestation, rounding up city officials to hear their tales and explain what the city is doing to combat the insects. The result was a promise to coordinate efforts and [&hellip
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Mosquito-Plagued Residents Vent to City

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

Residents at the Mosquito Town Hall At a crowded event last night that served as much for cathartic release of grievances as a forum for solutions, over 120 Upper West Siders vented their frustration over their out-of-control mosquito problems. Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal heeded the itchy cries of residents on and around West 84th Street who have been suffering from a [&hellip
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City Evicts Tourists From Illegal Hotel on UWS

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

IMG_5540 Earlier today, city officials came to the Tempo building at 240 West 73rd Street to give tourists the boot. A reported 89 rooms in the building have been operated as a hotel for years, alongside permanent residents, but a state law passed last year made them illegal. Mary DeGendre, a former New Yorker who now [&hellip
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No Horsing Around this Time

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

FW-Horse Carriage2(as)_1 Will the Central Park horses finally be outlawed? By Anam Baig and Sean Creamer Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages have been a traditional New York City tourist attraction since the 1930s, but animal rights activists have been pushing for years to close the stables, free the horses and find them a home outside the Big Apple. [&hellip
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Out on the Streets

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

Some advocates and politicians say the City has turned its back on its homeless population, which had close to 40,000 people in the shelter system in Dec. 2011. PHOTO BY Patr icia voulgaris by Megan Bungeroth with additional reporting by Marissa Maier Homeless New Yorkers face new challenges in light of cutbacks It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Bike riders power their way up 122nd Street during the 2012 Grant’s Tomb Criterium bicycle race on March 10. CHARITY RACE FOR 4-YEAR-OLD WITH RARE DISEASE Hundreds of Upper West Siders came out last Sunday to support 4-year-old Rafaella “Rafi” Lily Kopelan, running a 5K in her honor through Riverside Park. Kopelan was diagnosed with a rare genetic connective tissue disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disease that makes it difficult for skin to [&hellip
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Homeless Left Out in the Cold: With city and state programs cut, more homeless flood West Side streets

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

  It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless population. In a time of fiscal cutbacks, the subsidies, grants and [&hellip
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Horsedrawn Carriages May Be Forced Into Retirement

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

Assemblymember Rosenthal re-doubles effort to ban horse-drawn carriages in NYC. “Handsome cabs,” the horse-drawn carriages and tourist draw that occupy much of Central Park and environs, may be about to have their “licenses suspended” indefinitely. The proposed retirement plan was brought to State Legislators by Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), [&hellip
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Assembly Member’s ‘Animal’ Instinct to Protect Wildlife

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

FW-Linda Rosenthal(as) Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal has worked on many important issues in the state legislature—affordable housing, services for the elderly, women’s rights—and now she’s zeroing in on another: shark fins. Last week, Rosenthal announced her co-sponsorship of a bill that would ban the sale and distribution of shark fins in New York State. The fins are [&hellip
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