Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

No Horsing Around this Time

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

FW-Horse Carriage2(as)_1 Will the Central Park horses finally be outlawed? By Anam Baig and Sean Creamer Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages have been a traditional New York City tourist attraction since the 1930s, but animal rights activists have been pushing for years to close the stables, free the horses and find them a home outside the Big Apple. [&hellip
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Notes From THe Neighborhood: Transitional Housing Fundraiser

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

  TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FUNDRAISER Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Josh Rogers The Settlement Housing Fund and Department of Housing, Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua will mark the five-year anniversary of a semipermanent transitional housing building on the Upper West Side, with a tour and reception this Thursday, April 12. The residence, called Semiperm, houses [&hellip
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Cocktails & Pigeons

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

photo(5) Last night, over 150 bird lovers crowded into the Vanderbilt Mansion on East 93rd Street to give their attention and dollars to New York City’s first wildlife rehabilitation center, The Wild Bird Fund. Men and women dressed in suits and sequined sweaters munched on vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and mingled with turtles, a snake, a few [&hellip
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Debate Over More Middle School Seats Heats Up

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

By Megan Bungeroth Upper West Side parents are usually clamoring for more public school space, and now the conversation has turned toward the impending demand for middle school seats. At a joint Community Education Council (CEC) and President’s Council meeting last week for District 3, concerned parents and board members hashed out the issues facing [&hellip
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The Numbers Don’t Lie (Again)

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

By Helen Rosenthal Three years ago, the Upper West Side public school community raised a ruckus about the shortage of elementary school seats throughout District 3. Well, it’s déjà vu all over again: The Community Education Council’s Middle School Committee ran the numbers and, to no one’s surprise, District 3 needs more middle school seats. [&hellip
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Stumbling to the Altar: Meet Mr. ‘I Would’

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-DEV1 Devan Sipher’s ‘The Wedding Beat’ By Leonora Desar Devan Sipher made his living for more than five years writing about some of New York’s most lavish weddings for the New York Times’ Vows column, even though he’s a forty-something single Jewish guy who spends Saturday nights alone in his Chelsea studio. Sipher’s debut novel The [&hellip
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Out on the Streets

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Some advocates and politicians say the City has turned its back on its homeless population, which had close to 40,000 people in the shelter system in Dec. 2011. PHOTO BY Patr icia voulgaris by Megan Bungeroth with additional reporting by Marissa Maier Homeless New Yorkers face new challenges in light of cutbacks It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless [&hellip
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