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Local Dem Leader Joins Hunt For Lappin’s Seat

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

The latest candidate to jump into the race for the Upper East Side’s 5th Council District didn’t count on entering New York City politics. Growing up in a conservative-leaning area of Long Island, raised in a Republican family and living in various cities around the country, Domenico Minerva wasn’t always certain where his liberal, Democratic [&hellip
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Candidates for 4th Council District Emerge

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

While none have officially declared their candidacies or filed paperwork with the state, several people’s names have been circulating as potential candidates for Council Member Garodnick’s 4th district seat. Garodnick has officially confirmed his run for comptroller. Community Board 6 chair Mark Thompson has confirmed that he’ll be filing for a campaign committee shortly. “I’m [&hellip
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Local Democratic Leader Mulls Runs for City Council

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

David Menegon via LinkedIn David Menegon, president of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club, is considering a run for the Upper East Side’s 5th district city council seat, Our Town has learned. The bid for the council seat, currently held by Jessica Lappin, who is very likely running for Manhattan Borough President, has already attracted three declared candidates – NYU [&hellip
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It’s ‘Academic’ As Prof Runs for Lappin Seat

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

Hill Krishnan may be the only candidate for City Council who can speak with equal passion about his theories on national military spending and the fusion of disco moves with traditional Indian dancing. A search for him on YouTube will reveal Krishnan asking U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron about the British government’s commitment to nonproliferation [&hellip
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Landmarking Yorkville’s German Past

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

  Late last month, the LPC met to hear testimony about the historic building, which it described as “an elegant Italian renaissance revival-style structure.” The Yorkville Bank, which was established in 1893 by German stockholders, first operated out of an office on Third Avenue and East 85th Street. In 1905, they commissioned Robert Maynicke, a [&hellip
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Bike Damage

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

To the Editor: Construction of protected bike lanes is scheduled to start April 2, and Upper East Side and Harlem small business owners are pretty worried about the negative impact they will have on their bottom line. Our West Side neighbors said, “Goodbye, Columbus Avenue” to their mom-and-pop stores and hello to the chain drugstores [&hellip
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More Bikes, Less Cars in Central Park

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

A new shift is about to once again change the battling dynamic between vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians traveling through Central Park. In the coming weeks, the Central Park Conservancy and the Department of Transportation will be jointly presenting a plan to community boards 7 (Upper West Side) and 8 (Upper East Side) outlining their plans [&hellip
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Promising No More Drama, Garodnick Declares for Comptroller

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

By Andrew J. Hawkins All those suffering from John Liu scandal exhaustion, consider the alternative: Dan Garodnick, your “no drama” comptroller candidate. That is the message the Upper East Side councilman sent to his supporters on Tuesday as he announced his intentions to run for city comptroller in 2013. “You’re not going to get a [&hellip
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From the Amazon to the Upper Manhattan

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

By Carly DeFilippo While the Upper East Side may not be the typical neighborhood for an up-and-coming artist, 26-year-old Harrison Love makes the most of his unconventional stomping grounds. He describes the Metropolitan Museum as his “church, a place to seek spiritual guidance” and cites the Frick as one of his favorite collections in the [&hellip
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