Posts Tagged ‘UWS’

Gifted and Talented Testing Flub Piques Parents

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

DOE reconsidering contract with Pearson after kindergarteners have to retake test Pearson, the corporation that scores the citywide Gifted and Talented tests for children entering kindergarten, recently made a mistake in the grading process that led to certain students being qualified for the Gifted and Talented programs when they should not have, and vice versa, [&hellip
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Local Seniors Going Green

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

Grow Green 2 Upper West Side senior residents are getting fresh, local produce delivered at low costs Last week, local seniors and representatives from West Side senior centers, programs, Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, the Department for the Aging, the NY Academy of Medicine and GrowNYC’s Greenmarkets staff came together on the Upper West Side to learn about the [&hellip
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Family Thrift Shop Proffers One-of-a-Kind Finds

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

Unique Boutique Thrift Shop
n 487 Columbus Ave.; Phone (212) 362-8877

n 1674 Third Ave; Phone (212) 427-0077

What’s special? Everything! A kaleidoscopically changing selection of steal-priced goods for your home and person, from all your favorite eras up to the present Unique Boutique, which has Upper East and West Side locations, is packed with fun items By Laura Shanahan It’s unique! It’s a boutique! It’s the – what else? – Unique Boutique, a family owned-and-operated thrift store, located for your shopping convenience at 487 Columbus Ave., near 84th Street, and at 1674 Third Ave., near 94th. [&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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Tapped In: UWS Bakeries Named FourSquare’s Best, New Safety for Delivery Bikes

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

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC TWO U.W.S. BAKERIES NAMED IN FOURSQUARE’S ‘BEST OF’ LIST Foursquare, the social app that lets friends check in to restaurants, bars and other places, has sifted data of more than 3 billion check-ins and pulled up a list of the best New York City has to offer—from best eateries and clubs to best sights and [&hellip
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Holiday Listings on UWS & UES

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE 1047 Amsterdam Ave. In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is hosting the annual Paul Winter performance. Enjoy a cross-cultural concert that includes singing, dancing and drumming. Performances are Dec. 13, 14 and 15. ST. THOMAS CHURCH 1 W. 53rd St. [&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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Officials Object to Placement of 400 Homeless in UWS Buildings

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

Photo by iheartfishtown, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced in July that it would soon move 200 homeless families into two residential West 95th Street Buildings, community members, elected officials and Community Board 7 (CB7) objected. The buildings were designed as single room occupancy units for low income residents, they argued, and [&hellip
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