Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

UWS Denounces New Charter Proposal

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

ws-news-controversial Success Academy gets negative feedback at community meeting By Vanesa Vennard Success Academy Charter Schools are looking to add another elementary school on the Upper West Side in District 3 for the 2014-2015 school year. A representative from Success spoke at a recent Community Board 7 meeting to get preliminary feedback on the idea. Members [&hellip
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Stop the Demolition of Our Community Schools

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Noah Gotbaum Upper West Side parents are pushing back against DOE plans to raze school buildings By Noah E. Gotbaum Concerns that the Department of Education has offered P.S. 199 (West 70th St) and P.S. 191 (West 61st St) as development sites to be demolished and then rebuilt inside of luxury apartment towers have spread like wildfire [&hellip
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Tapped In: Hydroponic Farming Classroom, Fracking Delay, ADA Lawsuits vs. UWS Merchants

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By Jessica Mastronardi & Joanna Fantozzi Brewer Cuts Ribbon on Hydroponic Farming Classroom On Tuesday, February 12, Upper West Side Council Member Gale Brewer joined students at the Computer School on West 77th Street to cut the ribbon on a brand new hydroponic farming classroom. With the help of $35,000 of discretionary capital funding allocated [&hellip
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Schools Face Wrecking Ball

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

Borough President questions how the DOE can move forward without a review process Many local residents may be  surprised, as was the Manhattan Borough President, to discover that the Department of Education (DOE) is planning to destroy some local school buildings. The DOE has plans to completely demolish three schools, on the Upper East Side [&hellip
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Listening to Families and Drivers

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

How we should be hearing reality during a needless bus strike By Helen Rosenthal As we now know, New York City spends more than twice as much busing our kids to school compared to any other city. The mayor’s plan to bid the contracts to lowest-bidder bus companies who keep their costs down by hiring [&hellip
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Downtown Real Estate Bounces Back Strong and Tight

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

376px-Butterfield_House_37_West_12th_Street Low inventory is the story, market-wide By David Gibbons That the financial crisis is over and our economy is in full recovery is old news—at least from the viewpoint of several high-profile real estate insiders, all experts on the downtown market. “The word ‘recession’ is not even used in the last six to nine months,” [&hellip
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No Honking! Whether There’s A Sign Or Not!

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

Say goodbye to New York’s “No Honking” signs. The Department of Transportation announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the signs, warning motorists of a $350 fine, will be taken down as part of a sign streamlining program. The decision has sparked confusion and outrage among New Yorkers who fear [&hellip
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