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2012 OTTY Awards: A Comforting Presence in the Emergency Room

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By Sarah Amandolare Constance Peterson admits her job is intense. As director of patient services for the emergency department at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Peterson encounters pain and suffering on a daily basis. “Short of on the battlefield,” she said, “most people in their work life don’t experience this.” Peterson, 58, has directed what’s called [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Montana Escaped His Grasp, but Hospital Staff Gets a Helping Hand

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By Stephen Santulli Daryl Wilkerson helped make history three decades ago—just not his own. As a defensive end for the University of Houston, Wilkerson could have stopped Notre Dame from winning the 1979 Cotton Bowl if only he’d sacked Joe Montana before the star quarterback threw the game-winning pass on the last play of the [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: A Light That Shines on 86th Street

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By Paulette Safdieh Upper East Sider Elaine Walsh remembers the East 86th Street corridor when trains chugged along the Third Avenue El, long before 2nd Avenue Subway construction began. Born and raised on 86th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues, Walsh committed herself to giving back to the neighborhood from a young age. Today, Walsh [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Helping the Small Business Heart Beat Strong

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By Dan Rosenblum Nancy Ploeger is working on one of her biggest challenges yet. Over the past few years, the building of the Second Avenue Subway, one of the largest construction projects in the country, has put retail businesses behind barricades and meant ever-changing work along the corridor. As the director of the Manhattan Chamber [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: A Community Builder with An Eye on Madison Avenue

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By Laura Shin For Matthew Bauer, president of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), creating a sense of community is not only an important responsibility, it’s also his favorite part of the job. “It’s a lot of fun to meet the retailers, to work with them and get to know them,” Bauer said. “We [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Chancellor Goldstein, Reforming Education One Initiative at a Time

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By Rachel Stern A decade ago, some might argue, the City University of New York (CUNY) appeared very different than it does today. There was no Macaulay Honors College, School of Public Health, School of Professional Studies or graduate journalism program. There were less full-time faculty members and lower academic standards at the four-year colleges. [&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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AVENUE Magazine: The Man Repeller Opens Up

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Leandra Medine, the 23-year-old behind the fashion world’s most influential blog, gives the scoop on her engagement, wedding dress, upcoming book and all things fashion By Carson Griffith For maybe the first time in her career, Leandra Medine is showing signs of opening up. The 23-year-old blogger, known to readers of her site as “The [&hellip
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Welcome to the NEW New York Press

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newyorkpress For over 30 years, New York Press has established itself as a leading alternative to other weekly alt. newspapers, with a clear independence, unique identity and a commitment to narrative journalism at its finest. When the print edition of the paper merged with Our Town Downtown in August 2011, we decided to forge a new [&hellip
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The Lifespan of An Alternative Weekly

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frankie April 13, 1988 The first issue of New York Press appears. Russ Smith, formerly of the Baltimore City Paper, is the Press’ first editor and part owner. The offices of the Press are located at 530 Broadway at Spring Street. September 30, 1988 First “Best of Manhattan” edition is published. Includes “Best 24-Hour Copy Shop” (“At 3 [&hellip
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