Posts Tagged ‘upper east side’

The Wild Woman of East 77th Street

Written by Our Town on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

homeless2 By Amanda Woods Nikki Henkin stood in front of her apartment on East 77th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, holding up a flip camera to capture a video of Susan (not her real name), a neighborhood homeless woman who screams wildly, coughs repeatedly and deliberately spits on passersby. Pedestrians in Susan’s path clear sidewalks, [&hellip
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Is It Really Easier to Get Into Harvard Than an NYC Nursery School?

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family

art480nar Not really, but it’s helpful to know the myths and realities of the admissions process With 1.4 million school-aged children, New York City has the nation’s biggest public school system, the densest concentration of private schools, and admissions competition for the under-5 set so intense that it has inspired satirical novels and critically-acclaimed documentaries—while bewildering [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

CrimeWatch2-150x150 Purse Ploy Last Thursday afternoon, two ladies strolled into a high-end luxury store in the East 60s, seemingly to browse the exquisite hand bags, shoes and other leather goods. As one of the women chatted with a sales associate about a pair of shoes she was eyeing, her companion took a leather briefcase off the [&hellip
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A Look at Some of Manhattan’s Urgent Care Centers

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

by Amanda Woods “In the past, the emergency room was your only option for receiving care for any minor or not-so-minor injury,” said Mark Melrose, D.O., co-founder of Urgent Care Manhattan on the Upper West Side. “The ER was the only game in town.” Today, about 40 percent of visits to hospital emergency departments are for nonurgent or semi-urgent problems, [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

crimewatch Compiled by Rebecca Harris Senseless Violence In a seemingly random and purposeless act of violence, a man was assaulted from behind early Wednesday morning while walking on the sidewalk along East 63rd Street, near the intersection at 3rd Avenue. The victim told police that an unknown perpetrator, described as a black male approximately 5-foot-11, wearing [&hellip
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Is Charlie Rangel the Next Strom Thurmond? Supporter Says Yes

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Strom Thurmond in the twilight of his tenure. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. “Charlie Rangel might be the Strom Thurmond of Harlem.” It sounded like something one of Rangel’s primary opponents would have said Tuesday just after losing to the congressman, but it was actually said by a staunch supporter, Assemblyman Keith Wright, who made the curious statement to the New York Times at Rangel’s victory party. Like [&hellip
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Punished for Pot, Fieldston Seniors Hold an Anti-Prom on a Yacht

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Ethical Culture Fieldston School. Photo by Andrew Schwartz. By Rebecca Harris When a group of New York prep school students were banned from attending their senior prom last month after getting high on a class trip, their parents were angry—some at the school administration more than at their kids, students say. Quick to lay down the law, one or several of those parents [&hellip
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