Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

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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Endorsement: Clyde Williams for Congress

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

FW-Clyde Williams(as) Rep. Charles Rangel was once one of the most powerful men in Congress. He has a distinguished war record and a record of accomplishment over his 42 years in Congress. But two years ago, he admitted to serious “mistakes” and decided to give up his source of power, the position of chairman of the House [&hellip
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Tribute to Marvin Gutin, Restaurant Impresario and Impressionist Artist

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

West Siders remember owner of Marvin’s Garden By Amanda Woods When Marvin Gutin’s family and friends think of him, they remember a man who got to know everyone, always listened, cracked jokes often and helped anyone who needed it. Gutin, 85, who passed away on Wednesday due to lung cancer, had lived on West End [&hellip
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Don’t Stall Vote on Riverside–West End Historic District

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Opinion and Column, Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Linda Rosenthal It was with amazement last week that I read a letter by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the New York Building Congress and other organizations to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), calling for the LPC to delay its long-awaited first vote [&hellip
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Tom Duane Closes Door on Senate

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

By Megan Bungeroth and Alissa Fleck Last week, State Sen. Tom Duane surprised both the political world and his constituents by announcing his intention to retire at the end of his current Senate term. The seven-term Democratic legislator, who represents parts of the Upper West Side as well as Clinton, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the West [&hellip
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Interview: Tom Duane on life after politics

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Sen. Tom Duane Senator Tom Duane, a longtime outspoken gay-rights activist, is leaving the State Senate on January 1st after a prolific 14-year career representing Manhattan communities from East Midtown, Downtown and the Upper West Side. Duane says he’s ready to move on with his life, though he plans to remain active in pursuing the agenda items most [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Amanda Woods UWS Slasher Convicted A state Supreme Court jury found Upper West Side resident Julian Kurita guilty of second degree murder last week. Kurita was convicted of killing his father, Fumitaka Kurita, in their shared Upper West Side home on July 19, 2010. That night, police received a 911 [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

crimewatch Compiled by Megan Bungeroth The Worst of Crimes A group of Upper West Side neighbors received a rude—and hot—awakening when they discovered their air conditioners had been stolen. Last Thursday, the manager of a building on West 71st Street reported to police that eight AC units, worth a total of $8,000, were discovered missing from [&hellip
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A ‘Smashing’ Star: Meet Megan Hilty

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, TV, West Side Spirit

The character Ivy Lynn on Smash, NBC’s new musical drama series, wants to be a star. Megan Hilty, the actress who plays her, already is. Having made her debut in Wicked a decade ago, the 31-year-old has also starred in 9 to 5 and just wrapped a role as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [&hellip
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Mosquito Epidemic Creates Itchy Problem on 84th Street

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

mosquito Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal heeded the itchy cries of residents on and around West 84th Street who have been suffering from a bafflingly hard to quash infestation, rounding up city officials to hear their tales and explain what the city is doing to combat the insects. The result was a promise to coordinate efforts and [&hellip
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