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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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Maintenance, Garbage on Minds of Amsterdam Tenants

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By Gavin Aronsen Amsterdam Houses residents got the ear of their local Council member, Community Board 7 and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) officials to discuss their concerns. The tenants gave their visitors a walkthrough of the 13-building public housing complex on 218 W. 64th St. They explained the need for more youth program [&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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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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