Posts Tagged ‘Our Town’

Ironic Hopes: Is the Lottery Ever a Smart Bet?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

I like to gamble from time to time, but I used to be one of those people who never played the lottery. The odds are too steep, and I would often tease friends and family about it. In my old office, people would collect money to buy tickets when the jackpot got big. When someone [&hellip
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Stop East Side Garbage Dump

Written by Letters to the Editor on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

To the Editor: I recall sleepless nights due to noise from garbage trucks lining up for the old MTS, which was five times smaller than the proposed one. Since the old MTS closed, the number of children in the area has mushroomed and so have amenities catering to families. Using rail to transport garbage out [&hellip
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Capitol Connection: Poison Pill with a Sugar Coating

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

When Republicans in the New York State Assembly want to get noticed, they have to do something outrageous—someone once said that if they were to ride naked, on fire, on an elephant through the halls of the Legislature, they might get three seconds on TV. Let’s face it: there are three guys who call the [&hellip
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Quinn's State of the City Address

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

In a sweeping and ambitious State of the City speech on Thursday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn zeroed in on jobs, housing and education, promising new programs and city and state cooperation to pass laws that will enable them. “We need to tap into the power of our communities,” Quinn said in her speech. “We [&hellip
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Girl Scout of a Certain Age

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

FEFrancesHesselbeinas National group’s former leader is anything but retiring By Megan Bungeroth If Frances Hesselbein receives just a modicum more recognition in her life, which she very likely will, she’ll have to get a new office. Every inch of her wall is covered with framed honorary degrees, photographs of her smiling and looking familiar with dignitaries [&hellip
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A Fishy Business

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

marineinsert City announces bid for Asphalt Green garbage plant as Maloney and reps cry foul By Sean Creamer Although garbage collection is a dirty job, the old saying goes that someone has to do it. On that note, garbage must also go somewhere. That “somewhere” may soon be the old Marine Transfer Station (MTS) at East 91st [&hellip
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Clean Tests, Dirty Looks

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

2ndavinsert-1 Residents question MTA’s air quality tests on 2nd Avenue By Megan Bungeroth Those who live in the vicinity of the Second Avenue Subway construction have been concerned for several years about the potential effects that the constant blasting and construction may have on residents’ health. A few weeks ago, MTA Capital Construction released the results of [&hellip
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Local Pols Knock Plan for State Election Districts

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News

By Megan Bungeroth It happens once a decade and it’s never an easy process. In accordance with the state Constitution, the state Legislature is currently in the process of creating new district lines for the Assembly, state Senate and congressional representatives. The Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) has just released a set [&hellip
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Playing Host to Celebs and Newcomers Alike

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts & Film, Our Town, Theater, West Side Spirit

ot2 By Angela Barbuti Tucked away on West 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue is the 130-seat Triad Theater. Inside, actors make their Off-Broadway debuts, celebrities take the stage with friends and audiences are always entertained by an eclectic variety of shows, from Erotic Broadway to the smash hit Celebrity Autobiography. We spoke to owner Peter [&hellip
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