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Mayoral Hopefuls on UES Trash

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

Mayoral candidates addressed the E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station at a recent forum By Adam Janos The 92nd Street Y and the New York Observer hosted a forum for mayoral candidates last Thursday to discuss their visions for the city. Joseph Lhota, John Catsimatidis and George McDonald attended the forum on the Republican side; [&hellip
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Take it Or Leaf It

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

Zoning exemption could mean bigger buildings – but improved green space – on the Upper East Side By Adam Janos High rise developments on the Upper East Side could get significantly bigger soon. The community, meanwhile, could get less and less in return. Land Use Attorney Shelly Friedman spoke to Community Board 8 on the [&hellip
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Met Slammed With Admission Lawsuit

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

The Metropolitan Museum charges only a suggested donation, but some say their practice is still illegal The Metropolitan Museum is one of New York’s most visited and well-known cultural institutions, but the museum is coming under fire in a class action lawsuit against the museum’s unfair admissions policies. The museum’s suggested fee is $25, but [&hellip
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Too Many Vendors?

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

A recent survey shows where the food trucks and vendors camp out in the Upper East Side The Upper East Side is a popular destination and a treasured community for those who live here, making it a prime destination in recent years for the city’s burgeoning fleet of food trucks and street vendors. Community Board [&hellip
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A Humble Tarik Hunter Exemplifies New York City’s “Bravest and Finest”

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in OTTY Awards, Our Town

Officer. Tarick Hunter Tarik Hunter, a crime prevention specialist in the 19th precinct, has been an officer with the NYPD for just over 10 years. Prior to his entry into law enforcement, Hunter graduated from St. Johns University with a double major in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law and Accounting and an impressive GPA. Hunter says the NYPD has been facing [&hellip
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Schools Face Wrecking Ball

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Borough President questions how the DOE can move forward without a review process Many local residents may be  surprised, as was the Manhattan Borough President, to discover that the Department of Education (DOE) is planning to destroy some local school buildings. The DOE has plans to completely demolish three schools, on the Upper East Side [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Mandated Phys Ed, Sounds of Drums, Roosevelt Island Art

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

dodge Mandated Physical Education Pretty soon it might be mandatory for New York City schoolchildren to play that dreaded game of dodgeball, or some similar activity. On Thursday, Feb. 7, Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Jackson, Letitia James and Gale Brewer held a press conference on the steps of City Hall, with Women’s City Club and [&hellip
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76 Percent of Stop and Frisks are Minorities in 19th Precinct

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

The NYPD recently re-released citywide Stop and Frisk data from 2011 that offer hard evidence for what many opponents of the controversial policy have claimed: Almost 90 percent of all people stopped and frisked citywide in 2011 were minorities. The statistics were re-released just in time for the trial in Federal Court next month that [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

images Credit Card Identity Theft On Feb. 1, a 23-year-old man was observed using a credit card that was not his at a high-end clothing store on Madison Avenue. The man had spent $4,545 on clothes. He had apparently obtained his victim’s personal information and used a counterfeit card. Police also determined that the man had [&hellip
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