Posts Tagged ‘upper east side’

Editorial: The Mayor Must Now Call Off His Stinky Garbage Plan

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

trash Climate change now threatens an ill-conceived garbage dump  Like the rest of New York, Gov. Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn have now become acutely aware that there is a new normal: climate change, extreme weather events and crumbling infrastructure must inform every public policy decision made about our city. We must now revisit the [&hellip
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Locals Saying Hurricane Sandy Shows 91st Street Dump Not Safe

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Opponents of the recently approved East 91st Street Waste Transfer Station have a new weapon in their ongoing battle against the 10-story, $240 million project: Hurricane Sandy. The flooding that surged from the East River all the way to Second Avenue between 91st and 96th streets during the Oct. 29 storm, they argue, provides tangible [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Election Woes, Gas Rations, NYU Hospital Reopens

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

Upper_East_Side SANDY CAUSES ELECTION DAY WOES New Yorkers helped re-elect President Barack Obama last week, but not without some technical difficulties. The damages wrought on the city by Hurricane Sandy prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an order that residents who had evacuated their homes could vote at any poll site in the state [&hellip
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Tapped In: Lenox Hill Recovers, Celebration Saved, Taxi Driver Rescued

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

Taxi LENOX HOSPITAL FUNDS EMPLOYEE HURRICANE RELIEF Lenox Hospital held its annual Autumn Ball on Monday evening, only this time the money raised did not benefit the hospital itself, but its employees. North Shore LIJ Health System announced last week that proceeds from the fundraising gala, which was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown, [&hellip
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Dan Garodnick: East Side Responds to Hurricane Sandy

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

garodnick By Dan Garodnick Hurricane Sandy outdid even the most aggressive projections of its impact on New York. In my district on the East Side of Manhattan, and some of the West 50s, we had severe flooding throughout Zones A and B, power and heat outages that lasted for over a week, and—as if that weren’t [&hellip
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Lessons From the Storm: We Must Continue Aiding Those in Need

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit

Bette-Dewingas-150x150 My mind is swimming on what I can write that will do some real good—to make the helping continue for those who lost everything to this monstrous natural disaster when these unprecedented losses are no longer big news. But first to say thanks to our political leaders for being up to this Herculean task, which [&hellip
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Ways You Can Help Out With Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Written by NYPress on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Want to help out with the hurricane relief effort but not sure how? Below are links to volunteer opportunities around the city as well as places accepting donations of blankets, batteries and nonperishable items. You can also consider donating money or blood at redcrossblood.org. List of blood drives in NYC JCorps Volunteering Lower Manhattan Help [&hellip
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Upper East Siders in Zone C Face Flooding

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

By Meredith Rosenberg Homes in Zone A weren’t the only places affected by flooding at the height of Hurricane Sandy. An Upper East Side apartment building in Zone C also flooded Monday night. In the aftermath, residents of 555 East 78th Street were evacuating after about five feet of floodwater surged into the building around [&hellip
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