Posts Tagged ‘otty’

Father Witt, S.J., Revamps the Upper East Side

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RevWitt By Vanesa Vennard Before Father George Witt, S.J. was prepping for his services at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, he was teaching English and religious education at Saint Agnes Boys High School for 10 years. Though Witt says there is certainly teaching involved with ministry, the church offers a broader and more inclusive subject [&hellip
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John Muniz, The Hospital’s Doctor

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JohnMuniz By Vanesa Vennard In emergency rooms, doctors and nurses seem to be on call 24/7, working odd hours for several patients. But when it comes to emergencies with                the hospital itself, John Muniz, Director of Engineering at Beth Israel, is the one on call. “My patient is the hospital, the actual infrastructure,” said Muniz, who [&hellip
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East Siders of the Year

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in OTTY Awards, Our Town

City Council Members Dan Garodnick and Jessica Lappin exemplify the Upper East Side spirit This year for the first time ever, the East Sider of the Year Award will be shared by two significant politicians and community members: Council Members Dan Garodnick and Jessica Lappin. These two will often say that although they share a [&hellip
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Margaret Chin: An Elected Official Who Gets Down in the Trenches

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Council Member Margaret Chin fights to keep Lower Manhattan a vibrant and thriving community While Hurricane Sandy hit Council Member Margaret Chin’s district hard, a blow from which Lower Manhattan is still scrambling to recover, the council member says a lot of major strides have been made this year in her district. Many would argue, [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: First for Japan Society, a Japanese Leader

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By Laura Shin Just two days after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Japan Society in New York had raised $350,000 in relief funds. A year later, it has raised $12.5 million. As a cultural institution, fundraising isn’t one of the Japan Society’s primary functions. But Motoatsu Sakurai, president of the [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Making a Real Impact in Community Service

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By Alexander Tucciarone Managing residential and commercial properties is Debra Fechter’s profession. Making sure these properties are located in strong, safe communities is her passion. As a partner of the Digby Management Company, Fechter is responsible for determining what makes properties valuable. In her personal life, she has shown that what made her so successful [&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 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: 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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2012 OTTY Awards: Neighborhood Girl Who Runs the Met

Written by Paulette Safdieh on . Posted in News Our Town, OTTY Awards, Our Town, Special Sections

By Paulette Safdieh Visitors come to the Upper East Side from all over the world for a bite to eat at Serendipity 3 or a carriage ride through Central Park, but most of all to spend some time visiting Museum Mile. Our famed museums along 5th Avenue keep our neighborhood bustling with culture and give [&hellip
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