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A Debate About Debates in Upper East Side State Race

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Assembly candidate Ed Hartzog challenges opponents to regular debates before Sept. 9 primary Upper East Side Ed Hartzog, the journeyman candidate vying to succeed Micah Kellner in the 76th Assembly District, has issued an open invitation to his Democratic rivals to participate in a series of regular debates between now and Primary Day on Sept. [&hellip
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City’s Safety Measures Laughable, Say M.T.S. Opponents

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Residents and politicians opposed to the East 91st Street marine trash transfer station lampoon city’s response to construction accident Yorkville For people fighting against an Upper East Side trash transfer station, the city’s offer to cover it with steel during construction offers little reassurance of the overall safety of the project. The city’s Dept. of [&hellip
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Closing Time For Now

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

  In a surprise move, New Amsterdam founder announces end of popular monthly market Robert LaValva appears to have given up. The founder and director of the New Amsterdam Market announced via email last week that the market is closing effective immediately, and that the last one was held in its location on South Street [&hellip
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On the East Side, a New Political Force

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Rebecca Seawright, a relative newcomer to state politics, grabs an early endorsement lead Upper East Side Rebecca Seawright has emerged as the clear front runner in the race for the 76th Assembly District on the Upper East Side. She got a huge early endorsement from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who has a wealth of credibility [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Message By Any Means

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Opinion Our Town

Our Town received the following handwritten letter: Bicycle delivery boys ignore traffic rules, ride on sidewalks, speed through red lights, wrong direction, etc. That’s only 95 percent of them! To a pedestrian, it’s frightening, more so after dark. For an older person, being run into is life threatening. Politicians, TV and radio and newspapers – [&hellip
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Welcome to the Neighborhood, Mr. Mayor

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Our Town’s welcome gift as de Blasio and family prepare to move to the East Side After months of delay, the de Blasio family is finally packing up for a move to the Upper East Side. To mark the occasion, Our Town put together a gift basket to welcome them and dropped it off at [&hellip
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Where in the World is Mayor de Blasio?

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

Not on the Upper East Side, according to an analysis of his schedule As the de Blasio family prepares to move into Gracie Mansion in coming weeks, the mayor will want to spend some time familiarizing himself with his adopted neighborhood, considering how little time he’s spent here since being elected. According to an Our [&hellip
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Racing Through East Midtown

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

More than a dozen teams participate in the first annual East Midtown Challenge Nearly 70 people from 13 teams raced through East Midtown earlier this month as part of the first-annual Great East Midtown Challenge. The event kicked off at Central Synagogue, as teams answered questions from the previous four issues of Our Town before [&hellip
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