Posts Tagged ‘News’

West Side Group Hopes to Put the Squeeze on Carbon

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-Carbon Squeeze Group(as) The Upper West Side is about to get a whole lot greener. The Carbon Squeeze, a new advocacy group formed by several prominent Upper West Side residents, is promoting the community’s reduction of its carbon footprint through a series of events and a challenge in which residents can compete against one another to reduce their [&hellip
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West Side Crime Watch

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

Fake Bomb Heist Last Thursday, a man walked into the Chase bank on Columbus Avenue and West 72nd Street, walked directly to a teller window and passed a note through the glass that read, “I have a bomb, pass me the money.” The teller did as she was instructed, handing over $2,000 in cash—and the [&hellip
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West Side Notes From the Neighborhood

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

TAVERN ON THE GREEN GOES GLASS? As the fate of the Tavern on the Green site begins to take shape, some residents and preservationists aren’t thrilled with the proposed changes. Last week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the city’s plans to revamp the historic space and spend $10 million to scale it down from its [&hellip
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East Side Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town

Greenhorn Burglar A greenhorn burglar spent the better part of Wednesday, Feb. 15, attempting to figure out the complexities of using a crowbar to break into several apartments in the same building on 85th Street. The would-be crook was finally able to gain entrance into one of the apartments, but the elation of this achievement [&hellip
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East Side Notes From the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town

UES SERIAL BURGLAR SENTENCED A man who targeted female victims on the Upper East Side for a two-day crime spree in 2010 was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison this week. Tyrone Hunter, 56, pled guilty in January to one count of burglary in the second degree and two counts of attempted burglary [&hellip
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If You Fall Off The (Health) Inspector's Horse, Try, Try Again

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, NY Press Exclusive

restaurant2 A recent report by political newspaper City and State revealed startling insight into the Department of Health’s letter-grading system. While 77 percent of restaurants garnered the coveted A grade, some have done so only after appealing their initial ranking. Points are awarded for differing health violations. Two points are deducted for minor problems such  as improper [&hellip
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The History of Middle Age

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, West Side Spirit

PatriciaCohen At 51, New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen has hit the ubiquitous halfway point for age. But instead of getting older quietly, Cohen decided to write a biography of middle age in her first book, In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age (Scribner). She starts at the beginning, roughly a century ago, when middle [&hellip
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New Budget Plan Would Give People Spending Powers

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

Over 50 people gathered last Thursday night to hear their neighbors give presentations on exactly how they think $1 million should be spent in their district. In an experimental process called participatory budgeting, City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito has chosen to let the decisions on how to spend her district’s discretionary funding for the year [&hellip
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NY1 Anchor Leads Fight Against “Sliver” Building

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

The Upper West Side has seen its fair share of battles between developers looking to cram as many buildings as possible into its idyllic streets and neighbors who want to maintain the character of the neighborhood. The fight between the owner of 207 W. 75th St. and nearby residents isn’t much different, except that this [&hellip
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