Posts Tagged ‘Schools’

Haute Flea

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog

Gone are the days of roaming the flea market on Avenue A and finding vintage T-shirts, old records and the guys from Interpol sulking on a Sunday afternoon. Starting this weekend, though, there’s MARTE on 3rd, a weekend market featuring clothing from designer Jackie Hates You, customized housewares from Lightexture, snacks from Georgia’s Eastside BBQ [&hellip
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Parents, Schools Tackle West 90s Traffic Hazards

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

West 96th Street, a major four-lane thoroughfare, has long been a problem for parents of young children, seniors or anyone else who can’t react quickly enough. Aggressive drivers barrel out of nearby exits from the West Side Highway, and cross-town traffic streams in and out of the Central Park traverse. Many complain that drivers regularly [&hellip
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More Charter Questions

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: I found the Q&A, “Charter Crusader: Eva Moskowitz” (April 1) informative, but felt that additional questions should have been asked regarding current and future issues that affect the charter school system, including Ms. Moskowitz’s Success Charter Network. One of the questions would be, do you think the State Legislature will be victorious [&hellip
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Not a Solution For P.S. 163

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To the Editor: “Nursing Home Help For Crowded School” (April 1) raises disturbing questions about a misguided approach to solving overcrowding at P.S. 163, on West 97th Street. The article states that P.S. 163 and Jewish Home Lifecare are discussing the construction of a sheltered walkway between P.S. 163 and a new Bloomingdale Library branch, [&hellip
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Charter Crusader: Eva Moskowitz

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

If Eva Moskowitz were an action figure, her signature accessory might be a coffee cup. She’s often seen clutching one, with a cell phone or BlackBerry in the other hand. But it must take an inordinate amount of caffeine—along with determination, vision and smarts—to power this former East Side Council member through her day managing [&hellip
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Students Say Bake Sale Ban Threatens Proms, School Clubs

Written by admin on . Posted in Education

“Read our lips, no more chips!” nearly 200 parents and students chanted March 18 at City Hall, protesting a new regulation that limits the number and nature of bake sales in public schools. The rules, which passed last June and were revised in February, are hurting programming at local schools, protesters said. “My social action [&hellip
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New Budget Adds No Capacity

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

West Side parents continued to make the case for new school space and additional seats in their stretched-to-capacity district at a Dec. 16 District 3 Community Education Committee meeting. During the meeting, which was focused on capital plan oversight, the Department of Education presented a two-year budget for the district that included no new seats [&hellip
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