Posts Tagged ‘upper east side’

2012 OTTY Awards: Neighborhood Girl Who Runs the Met

Written by Paulette Safdieh on . Posted in News Our Town, OTTY Awards, Our Town, Special Sections

By Paulette Safdieh Visitors come to the Upper East Side from all over the world for a bite to eat at Serendipity 3 or a carriage ride through Central Park, but most of all to spend some time visiting Museum Mile. Our famed museums along 5th Avenue keep our neighborhood bustling with culture and give [&hellip
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Breath of Fresh Air: Upper East Side steam plant converts to natural gas

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

By Megan Bungeroth Officials from Con Edison are paving the way to convert both of their Manhattan steam generating plants into natural gas-fueled facilities. Last week, representatives from the energy company came to Community Board 8 to explain how the conversion would work at their Upper East Side plant on East 74th Street and York [&hellip
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AVENUE Magazine: The Man Repeller Opens Up

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Leandra Medine, the 23-year-old behind the fashion world’s most influential blog, gives the scoop on her engagement, wedding dress, upcoming book and all things fashion By Carson Griffith For maybe the first time in her career, Leandra Medine is showing signs of opening up. The 23-year-old blogger, known to readers of her site as “The [&hellip
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Where’s This Woman? Fighting for the Upper East Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in OTTY Awards, Our Town, Politics Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the 2012 East Sider of the Year OTTY award winner, pulls no punches fighting for her Upper East Side district. Some politicians get themselves noticed for the things they say. Others work quietly, hoping to gain attention for the things they do. The rare breed of national legislator is able to land [&hellip
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FRIENDS Honors 29 Years of East Side Preservation Efforts

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

City Council Member Dan Garodnick with awardees Charles Biada, National Academy Museum & School, and Jane Stageberg, Bade Stageberg Cox Architecture. Honoring those seeking to restore, renovate and protect the historic qualities of the Upper East Side is the full-time job of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. The nonprofit celebrated its 29th annual meeting and awards ceremony Mar. 14 at 6 p.m. at the New York School of Interior Design.   See Our Town next week for a special [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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

Tapped In: Notes from the Neighborhood CAR WASH WORKERS TARGET UES OWNER Last Friday, a group of car wash workers rallied at LMC Car Wash on East 109th Street to protest what they claim is its mistreatment of workers and to campaign for better working conditions. The car wash is one of about 20 in New York City operated by Lage Management Company; owner John Lage was ordered to [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East Siders

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

senior New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of financial crimes, but the elderly are particularly at risk and [&hellip
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Pedestrians: Consider Safety This Time on 81st Street Bridge

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

The East 81st bridge is going to be rebuilt. The dilapidated footbridge passing over the FDR Drive from East 81st Street to Carl Schurz Park has seen better days. Crumbling supports, steep stairs and discolored cement characterize this footpath built in the 1940s. The bridge is currently under close scrutiny by local Community Board 8 and the Department of Designs and Construction as the entities work toward an estimated $10 million overhaul [&hellip
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CB8 Shoots Down Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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

msk Last week, representatives for Memorial Sloan-Kettering (MSK) made a final plea to Community Board 8 asking for their blessing on a variance request for their planned new cancer center on the Upper East Side. But much to the delight of many in attendance at the meeting, the board voted not to approve the request, creating a bumpier road to ultimate approval from the Board [&hellip
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