Posts Tagged ‘Second Avenue’

Second Avenue Ghost Town

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

2nd Ave Businesses struggle to stay open – and many have closed – amid the subway construction taking over the avenue For Upper East Side residents, 2nd Avenue is the warzone in their backyard. Sidewalks diminished or closed altogether, chain link fences block storefront views, and of course the incessant drilling and humming of construction work. For [&hellip
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The Heidelberg’s Hail Mary

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

The view of the 2nd Ave. subway line construction site from the Heidleberg bar. ICONIC SECOND AVENUE BUSINESSES STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL WITH SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION The polished floors, brand new tables, restored 90-year-old paintings and modern updates to the historic Heidelberg restaurant seem to indicate a run-of-the-mill renovation, something that happens in the normal course of operating a business. But if you look closely at the gleaming hardwood and peek [&hellip
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Residents Call Subway Construction Breeding Ground for Crime

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

James KelleherIMG_9381 But police statistics show a decrease around Second Avenue   By Amanda Woods Following the recent report of a young woman who was stabbed in broad daylight on East 86th Street near Second Avenue, some Upper East Side residents and business owners are concerned that the ongoing subway construction makes the avenue more dangerous and prone to [&hellip
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Cuts Have Homebound Seniors Worried

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

New York City’s senior population is often forced to endure the threat of budget cuts to programs that help them, and this year is no different. One of the programs in line for a potentially severe cut is the case management program run by the city’s Department for the Aging (DFTA). The program’s proposed 2013 [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

STANLEY ISAACS RALLIES  Parents, children and local officials gathered to protest proposed cuts to the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center’s Beacon Program on Tuesday. The mayor’s preliminary budget would defund the program entirely; the Department of Youth and Community Development has notified the Center that it would have to close the program July 1 if [&hellip
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Notes From the Neighborhood: Lappin Demands Clean Air Accountability

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

lappin In response to increased concerns about the air quality around the Second Avenue Subway construction, City Council Member Jessica Lappin has introduced a bill that would require the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to monitor construction sites monthly and release data on potential health hazards. Earlier this year, the MTA released a study that measured [&hellip
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