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West End Ave. Historic District Progresses

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By Dan Rivoli The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Nov. 16 to give West End Avenue historic district a public hearing. “Calendaring” a landmark proposal, which schedules a public meeting, is a crucial step toward full designation. In September, the Landmark Preservation Commission released a draft of their plan to protect buildings on West End Avenue [&hellip
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Fighting Hunger on the West Side

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Local food bank sees 50-percent increase in cases since 2008 By Gavin Aronsen Hunger is on the rise on the Upper West Side. Volunteers at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger prepared for one of its busiest periods of the year on a recent Tuesday, as they managed their final delivery of food just before [&hellip
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Bringing the Upper West Side to Albany

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Schneiderman, Cuomo hold first joint appearance By Dan Rivoli and Allen Houston While Republicans made a political comeback around the country, New York State Democrats fared relatively well. Andrew Cuomo is now Governor-elect, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand trounced their GOP opponents and Tom DiNapoli held on to the State Comptroller seat
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Minority Report

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After GOP’s House takeover, Nadler lays out agenda By Dan Rivoli Rep. Jerrold Nadler may have won re-election to his Upper West Side-based district with a lopsided 75 percent of the vote. But the “shellacking”—in the words of President Barack Obama—Democrats took on Election Day throughout the country sent Nadler back to a familiar place: [&hellip
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Crime Soars in Central Park

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Police contend it’s not fair to compare with last year’s lows By Gavin Aronsen Crime in Central Park has risen 40 percent since last year, according to recently released figures by New York Police Department statistics. But the media has exaggerated the significance of the figure because crime hit an all-time low in the park [&hellip
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City Planning Commission Praises Riverside Center

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By Dan Rivoli Members of the City Planning Commission approved the Riverside Center development at a meeting Oct. 27, praising the project as vibrant and beneficial addition to the Upper West Side. The commission came to a near unanimous 12 to 1 vote in favor of the five-building, 3-million-square-foot residential and commercial development planned for [&hellip
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Go Toward the White Light

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Lincoln Center’s Jane Moss has a solution for modern life By Corinne Ramey “What struck me quite forcefully was the state of people’s attention in the time in which we live,” said Jane Moss, Lincoln Center’s vice president for programming. “With the explosion of technology, what we see increasingly is a kind of ADD out [&hellip
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Upper West Side Democrats Help in Statewide Races

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By Gavin Aronsen Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell has no Republican challenger for his Upper West Side seat for the Nov. 2 election. But he nonetheless opened campaign headquarters in his district to help fellow Democrats in competitive statewide races. On one of the final Sundays before the election, O’Donnell held an open house at the [&hellip
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