Posts Tagged ‘Our Town’

In the Dark at Park Avenue School

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

Building records show plans to move the school picked up steam months before parents were told This summer, parents of children who attend the well-regarded Park Avenue Church Christian Day School on the Upper East Side were blindsided by news that the school was moving, effective immediately, to a temporary location on the Upper West [&hellip
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LES Residents Call Emergency Meeting Over Drug Problem

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

Increase in illegal activity said to affect schools, housing complexes Two block associations on the Lower East Side called an emergency meeting September 25 after residents reported a sharp rise in drug activity in the area. Ayo Harrington, president of the East 4th Street Block Association and a member of Community Board 3, initiated the [&hellip
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David McWater Resigns From Community Board 3

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

Longtime Community Board 3 member and former chairperson David McWater announced his resignation, effective immediately, at the board’s Sept. 24 meeting. In a statement given to Our Town Downtown, McWater said the recent death of his father and mother-in-law as well as the friction between him and the LES Dwellers contributed to his decision. The [&hellip
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It Happened To Me: Harassment at a New York Street Festival

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

While attending a street fair, the worst feeling you expect to come home with is a stomachache from consuming too many zeppoles and fried snickers bars. You don’t expect to leave a crowded, family-friendly street fair with a sense of shame and disgust. But it happened to me. The day before a popular New York [&hellip
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Meet the Mayor of East 85th Street

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

Jennifer Peterson brings her ebullience and real estate know-how to the Upper East Side block “Many people call me the mayor [of E. 85th Street] already,” said Jennifer Peterson, a real estate agent with Caliber Associates, and one of Our Town‘s mayor of the block. She has rented space to over 50 people on E. [&hellip
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The First Week of School

Written by Adam Janos on . Posted in News Our Town

Kids on the Upper East Side grade their new classrooms Labor day has come and gone, which means school’s back in session. Our Town took a trip to P.S. 6 on E. 81st Street to talk to kids about coming back. We caught up with first grader Priyanka, twin second graders Owen and Neil, and siblings [&hellip
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Targeting Muslims on the Upper East Side

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

‘People don’t understand, this is our country’ It has been known for years now that the NYPD has been spying on the city’s Muslim community. Now, the extent of those operations is becoming clear. Two Associated Press reporters, Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, wrote in a recent New York magazine excerpt of their new book [&hellip
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Ethics Committee Joins Fray Over Kellner Allegations

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

The New York State Assembly Ethics and Guidance Commission has launched its own inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Assemblyman Micah Kellner, according to Kellner’s former chief of staff. This latest inquiry is separate from the one launched last week by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. In 2009, a female staffer in Kellner’s [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town

Do you have news of a civic or neighborhood organization, church or synagogue, little league team, or a philanthropic organization? Whatever is going on in the neighborhood, Our Town wants to know and share it with our readers. Send your news to WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 The library book club at NYPL-58th St. meets this [&hellip
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