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Ghosts of the Upper West Side

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History prof. delves into haunted history of neighborhood By Allen Houston “This seemed like a fitting place to discuss ghosts,” Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg said. The history professor, dressed in a worn top hat and rumpled coat, stood in the darkening gloom outside of the headquarters of the American Society for Psychical Research on 73rd [&hellip
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Confusion, Fear Puts Hitch in Plan for Residential ‘Hotel’

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By Dan Rivoli For Fine Times, the developer that wants to open a “residential” hotel on West 68th Street, the latest Community Board 7 meeting was anything but. The company faced pushback, during the Oct. 6 meeting, on its plan to restore the historic, Beaux Art-style row house that it owns and convert it into [&hellip
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Making Sense of Suffering

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West Side author delves into darker side of life By Lauren Betesh It doesn’t make for the most innocuous bedtime reading: a freezer full of human body parts, a woman with a devastating cancer that has warped her face and an accidental but fatal AK-47 discharge. This and 23 other tragic stories comprise the material [&hellip
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Brewer Leads Hearing on Voting Snafus

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By Gavin Aronsen City Council members demanded answers from the city’s Board of Elections Monday, Oct. 4, regarding its handling of the Sept. 14 primary. New optical scan voting machines were debuted during that election, causing headaches for some voters. During the hearing, poll workers and public interest groups voiced their concerns about voter privacy, [&hellip
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