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Crime Watch

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

images HANDBAG THEFT AFTER DINNER A 29-year-old woman was having a late-night meal at a restaurant on Second Avenue on Jan. 21. She left her handbag on her chair to go pay the bill. When she came back, she noticed her $1,200 designer bag was missing, and after searching thoroughly, determined that it must have been [&hellip
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Classes Offer City Seniors Knowledge and Friendship

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Laura Shin After a successful 30-year career at the United Nations, Upper East Side resident Gail Winograd is now a student. On a recent Thursday morning, she treks out in frigid weather to attend a literature course on Somerset Maugham. During lunch, Winograd and her friend discuss the novel they are reading for the [&hellip
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Disabled Activists Demand Installation of Audible Crosswalks on the Upper East Side

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

Crosswalk_button_Athens By Jenny Marc As a child, everyone is taught to look both ways before crossing the street. But for certain people, looking isn’t always an option. “As you can see—those of you who can see me—I am vertically challenged,” Milagros Franco said from her electric wheelchair. “With large crowds of people, I can’t see the [&hellip
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Lesson: When Protesting Carriage Horses Try to Remain Calm

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

73672_10151352554506919_175397186_n By Rebecca Cohen Mostly I push “Yes” on my keyboard all the time to support liberal progressive causes from the comfort of my swivel office-chair. My advocacy for human and animal rights has largely consisted of signing “Yes, I agree.” “Yes, I stand with you!” on such petitions. In the past two years, there have [&hellip
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Regency’s Power-Breakfast Crowd Won’t be Left Out in Cold

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

Breakfast Hotel finds temporary quarters for high-powered patrons during renovation The Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue and East 61st Street has closed for a long-term renovation. The hotel’s dining room has been home to the city’s infamous power breakfast and is where influential leaders from Rev. Al Sharpton to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to titans [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to State of the State

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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Baruch Gets Green Light to Open Interim Plaza on 25th Street

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

Baruch students and members of the community enjoy the new Interim Plaza. Photo courtesy Baruch College By Janet Allon When Baruch College students return to classes toward the end of this month, they won’t have to look both ways when they cross 25th Street anymore. That’s because the college received the necessary approvals to close 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues to traffic at the end of December, and has [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Aid; Fire Fatalities; Ed Potter Award

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

fire Compiled by Paul Bisceglio NADLER, CUOMO ATTACK DELAY IN SANDY AID The House of Representatives’ failure to vote on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill last week prompted a number of angry responses by local elected officials representing the storm-ravaged city. “This is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who are struggling [&hellip
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Newtown Tragedy Evokes Calls for Gun Control from Local Politicians

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

flickr-2914911278-hd In the immediate aftermath of the devastating and deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., New York City elected officials lamented the deaths of so many young children and pointed to the tragedy in a cry for increased gun control legislation at the national level. Last Friday, a lone gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, [&hellip
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