Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

Gale Brewer: Tragedy Brought Out the Best in Upper West Siders

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

WESTY_GaleBrewer By Gale Brewer Midland Beach, New Dorp, Tottenville—these are neighborhoods few West Siders had ever visited, or perhaps even heard of, until last week. Few of us will ever forget them now—and not only for the suffering and devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. We will remember because we made their names, along with Far Rockaway [&hellip
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Nanny Nightmare

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

WS_nannymurder_COVER copy Grisly murder of two children has parents re-examining who is caring for their most cherished possessions As police continue to try and discover the motive behind nanny Yoselyn Ortega’s recent stabbing of two Upper West Side children, the victimized family’s neighborhood faces the challenge of coming to terms with a tragedy that is the realization [&hellip
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Tapped In: Crane Secured, Gas Lines Stretch, Race for Relief

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

crane TEETERING CRANE SECURED After six days of precarious dangling 74 stories above the ground, the damaged construction crane alongside 157 W. 57th St. was secured on Sunday. The crane’s 150-foot boom snapped in the middle of Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds, which left it suspended by only a few metal beams at its base as it [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Crime Watch PART HIT MAN, PART SPAMBOT  A 50-year-old West End Avenue resident reported to police last Thursday that he received repeated e-mails from an unknown man threatening to kill him. In the messages, the perp explained that someone had offered him $2,000 (half given in advance) to execute the Upper West Sider, and that the resident could only [&hellip
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Ways You Can Help Out With Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Written by NYPress on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Want to help out with the hurricane relief effort but not sure how? Below are links to volunteer opportunities around the city as well as places accepting donations of blankets, batteries and nonperishable items. You can also consider donating money or blood at redcrossblood.org. List of blood drives in NYC JCorps Volunteering Lower Manhattan Help [&hellip
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Redistricted out of the Upper West Side?

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

Once every decade, the City’s Council district lines go in for an overhaul. According to the city charter, the lines must be redrawn in order to reflect the shifting population of the city and keep communities intact. Each of the city’s 51 districts always changes at least a little bit, usually around the borders, gaining [&hellip
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“Rat Crossing” Signs Posted on Upper West Side

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

Photo by Matthieu Aubry, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. Well, at least Upper West Siders have been warned. Gothamist reports that West 76th Street Block Association president Joseph Bolanos continued his fight against a building’s rat infestation on Wednesday by posting “Rat X-ing” signs. They are yellow and diamond shaped, and look like deer crossing signs with a picture of a rat. Bolanos placed [&hellip
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