Posts Tagged ‘upper east side’

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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Tapped In: Bideawee ‘Name Your Own Price’ Adoption, New Safety for Delivery Bikes, 2nd Ave Subway News

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

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC MUGGINGS SUSPECT TARGETING ASIAN-AMERICANS IN EAST HARLEM FINALLY CAUGHT A suspect, Jason Commisso, was finally arrested on Jan. 29 in the muggings of eight Asian-Americans in East Harlem over the past couple of weeks, targeted, beat and mugged Asian-Americans in elevators in the neighborhood. On Jan. 26, Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito held a press conference [&hellip
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No Honking! Whether There’s A Sign Or Not!

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

Say goodbye to New York’s “No Honking” signs. The Department of Transportation announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the signs, warning motorists of a $350 fine, will be taken down as part of a sign streamlining program. The decision has sparked confusion and outrage among New Yorkers who fear [&hellip
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