Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

Local Kids ‘Graduate’ to Better Learning

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Duck hats1 An after-school program on the Upper West Side is helping transform troubled kids By Helaina Hovitz When representatives from the Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council and the DOME (Developing Opportunities through Meaningful Education) Project arrived at The Commons (696 Amsterdam Ave., part of the New York Housing Authority complex), they found an after-school program that was [&hellip
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The State of Public Libraries

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Local libraries supportive of midtown renovations, speak out against budget cuts The New York Public Library system is facing major changes and not everyone is happy about it. The Committee to Save the New York Public Library (NYPL) has been rallying to stop the Central Library Plan, a plan to consolidate the Mid-Manhattan and the [&hellip
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To Smoke No More?

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

Smoking girls The city and state may raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes. Local residents respond to the initiative. By Joanna Fantozzi & Allison Volpe Recently, the City Council addressed the issue of raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. New York State is following suit with Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s bill that would make [&hellip
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Nannies Under Suspicion

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Nanny After an Upper West Side nanny allegedly murdered two young children last year, parents and nannies navigate the lingering fears and tensions By Amy Eley Kyrie Vickers, 25, spends weekday afternoons playing with the 1-year-old boy she cares for in an Upper West Side apartment. Vickers and the boy play only blocks away from the [&hellip
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Arts Grants Support Local Institutions

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

The National Endowment for the Arts announced grants for local cultural institutions The National Endowment for the Arts recently released their grants for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, and several major cultural institutions on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and downtown Manhattan reaped the benefits of the extra funds. Many organizations saw an increase [&hellip
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Mayoral Hopefuls Face the Upper West Side

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo by Steven Barall Candidates appeared at a recent forum and spoke about real estate and housing concerns By Nora Bosworth “Ken told me that he has not seen a room this crowded since the anti-war debates of the sixties,” announced Jason Haber, Chair of Community Free Democrats, who co-sponsored the democratic mayoral debate on Thursday night. Ken Sherrill, [&hellip
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Bilingual Fest Kicks Off on UWS

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

Bilingual Fest 1 A new collaboration between Spanish and Chinese heritage groups will introduce kids to different cultures Chinese and Spanish may not even have an alphabet in common, but these two cultures will be coming together for the Upper West Side’s first annual Bilingual Fest, a charity event featuring music and dance acts in both Chinese and [&hellip
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