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Million-Dollar Playground for Riverside Kids

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Playground As happy kids scrambled around the new playground equipment on a sunny Thursday morning, equally happy adults announced the official reopening of Neufeld Playground in Riverside Park. The beloved Upper West Side play spot had closed for over seven months to undergo a $900,000 renovation, and parents, caretakers and children gathered for the revamped playground’s [&hellip
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Tribeca’s Fight for Affordable Housing

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

Council Menber Dan Garodnick Independence Plaza North residents who built the community hope to stay in it By Paul Bisceglio “When you see banners that say ‘luxury housing,’ you know something has gone wrong.” City Council member Dan Garodnick delivered this message in a news conference last week to a crowd of tenants in front of Independence Plaza North [&hellip
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‘Rat Academy’ hopes to put bite on Uptown vermin

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

Rats at Night copy Manhattan is having a rat moment. The very things that make the city’s best neighborhoods great for people—old brownstones with gardens, nearby parks, an abundance of restaurants—also make them ideal homes for rats, and a growing infestation in Manhattan prompted city officials to hold a “Rat Academy” last week on the Upper West Side. Caroline [&hellip
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Officials Object to Placement of 400 Homeless in UWS Buildings

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

Photo by iheartfishtown, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced in July that it would soon move 200 homeless families into two residential West 95th Street Buildings, community members, elected officials and Community Board 7 (CB7) objected. The buildings were designed as single room occupancy units for low income residents, they argued, and [&hellip
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Stringer Disapproves of Sale of Civic Center Buildings

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

JamesKelleher_49-51Chambers By Paul Bisceglio Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer recommended conditional disapproval of the sale of three city-owned buildings in the Civic Center area last week. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) proposed the sale as part of the City’s 21st Century Civic Center plan, which aims to relocate municipal agencies out of the partially [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

JamesKelleher_330West95th Broadway Writer Found Dead Early on Monday morning, DNAinfo and other news outlets reported, writer Mark O’Donnell was found dead outside his home on Riverside Drive. Authorities at first did not identify the man who had collapsed outside 202 Riverside Dr. but pronounced him dead at the scene, apparently having suffered cardiac arrest. O’Donnell was [&hellip
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Stringer Recommends Conditional Disapproval for Sale of Civic Center Buildings

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

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (photo by Thomas Good / NLN), courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) By Paul Bisceglio Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer recommended conditional disapproval for the sale of three city-owned buildings in the Civic Center area on Tuesday. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) proposed the sale as part of the City’s 21st Century Civic Center plan, which aims to relocate municipal agencies out of the partially [&hellip
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Imagining Greenwich Village in 2031

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

James KelleherIMG_9441 Residents, politicians, activists envision impact of NYU’s long-term expansion plan New York University scored a key victory last week as the City Council approved a slightly scaled back version of the school’s controversial 2031 expansion plan. While the project was pared down, it will still add close to 6 million square feet of academic space [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter St. Paul’s “Bell of Hope” Tolls for Colorado Victims Dr. James H. Cooper rang the St. Paul’s Chapel “Bell of Hope” last Thursday afternoon to commemorate the 12 moviegoers lost and 58 injured during the horrific shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on Friday, July 20. This isn’t the first time the bell has [&hellip
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