Posts Tagged ‘upper east side’

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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Two Local Students Attend Presidential Inauguration

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

Two lucky Upper East Side high school students recently had the experience of a lifetime: attending the second inauguration of President Obama. Lucy Featherston, 14, and Sidney Roubin, 15, are both ninth-graders at Hewitt, an all-girls’ private school on East 75th Street. “The moment my mom told me we had tickets, I said, ‘We have [&hellip
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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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