Posts Tagged ‘Staten Island’

Dewing Things Better: The Meaning of the Holidays

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

images (1) “Sitting here in this charming Upper East Side restaurant, it’s as if nothing horrendous happened only a few miles away.” Words from a visiting former New Yorker remind me that more hurricane-unscathed New Yorkers need to get out and visit South Street Seaport and other areas battered and shuttered by the hurricane. Communities like Staten [&hellip
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Josh Fox Chronicles Occupy Sandy Relief Efforts

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Josh Fox By Caroline Lewis Hurricane Sandy hit New York just a month ago and yesterday, Josh Fox (Academy Award- nominated director of 2010’s Gasland) released his short documentary, Occupy Sandy, in the same fast, unconventional way that the Occupy Sandy relief effort popped up after the storm. People were led via text message to the site of the [&hellip
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Toy Store Owner Devastated by Sandy, Embraced by Upper West Side

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Hurricane Sandy spared most of the Upper West Side, but it did not spare Donna Schofield. On Monday, Oct. 29, the Stationery Toy World owner was away from her West 72nd Street store and at home with her two children and father on Staten Island’s east shore. Floodwater was in her house, climbing toward her [&hellip
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Con Ed Guessed on a Bunch of Electricity Bills This Summer Based on Rudimentary Math

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Via Wiki Commons The New York Times is reporting Con Ed may have overcharged numerous electricity consumers this summer because of limited access to meters during the lockout. Many customers were charged more than ever despite, in some cases, being out of town for much of the summer. (by Alissa Fleck) At first, reports the Times, Con Ed [&hellip
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New England Review Reading, An Intimate Gathering in Chelsea

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Books, Theater, Uncategorized

The Potomac Theatre Project (PTP) presented an evening tribute to Middlebury College’s New England Review Monday night, featuring five writers who have graduated from Middlebury and/or been published in the Review. The reading was the Review’s first in the City. PTP is dedicated to extending arts beyond the Middlebury campus and into major cities. (by [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Rangel & Espaillat Going to Court

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Adriano Espaillat, phtoo courtesy of wiki commons. Manhattan As Rep. Charlie Rangel’s margin of victory narrows, he and Adriano Espaillat are going to court today. A Dominic-American group is demanding the Department of Justice monitor the vote-counting process. Marty Connor is leading Espaillat’s legal efforts. Brooklyn The degree to which the two Satmar sects played a role in Nydia Velaquez’s victory is [&hellip
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Bloomberg Pulls Fresh Kills Site from Waste-to-Energy RFP

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

Bowing to public pressure, the Bloomberg administration today took the former Fresh Kills landfill off the table as a potential location for a pilot project to convert waste into energy. In early March, the city asked companies to submit plans for a waste-to-energy facility inside the five boroughs or within 80 miles of its borders, [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will debate on Staten Island—sort of. Rep. Jerrold Nadler will represent the Illinois senator in a debate alongside McCain-substitute Greg Menken, a former aide to Gov. George Pataki and executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. The debate will take place at the Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Staten [&hellip
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