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SYMPHONY CELEBRATION FOR MUSICIAN

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By Dan Rivoli Symphony Space, at Broadway and West 95th Street, will celebrate American composer and musician David Amram’s birthday Thur., Nov. 11. David Amram: The First 80 Years will cover the prolific musician’s work, from a concert performance of his film scores such as 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate to the premiere of Amram’s “Symphonic [&hellip
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LINCOLN CENTER MEANS BIG BUCKS

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By Dan Rivoli Lincoln Center announced highlights from its study on the economic impact the performing arts complex has on New York City. Lincoln Center estimates that $3.4 billion of economic activity is generated from its 12 resident organizations, which includes the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and the New York City Ballet
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CITY PUSHED ON PCB MITIGATION

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By Dan Rivoli West Side elected officials want the Department of Education to quickly remove PCBs from P.S. 199 using recommendations from the school Parent-Teacher Association. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Borough President Scott Stringer, State Sen. Thomas Duane, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and Council Member Gale Brewer wrote a letter Nov. 3 asking for the expedited [&hellip
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WEST SIDE CHARTER APPROVED

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By Dan Rivoli The Upper West Side is on track to getting a new charter school after the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Success Academy’s application Oct. 27. Upper West Success—part of the Success Academy chain of charter schools—already has a website running and is taking applications. The Success Academy’s [&hellip
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PUBLIC ADVOCATE BACKS RIVERSIDE PROJECT

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By Dan Rivoli Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, is now advocating in favor of Riverside Center. De Blasio gave his conditional support a day after the City Planning Commission approved the mega-development with a near unanimous vote. De Blasio praised the mixed-use retail and residential project for adding affordable housing, creating jobs and, perhaps [&hellip
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Decision 2010: Our Political Picks

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Governor: Andrew Cuomo With the amount of dissatisfaction and disappointment that many have expressed toward New York State government, it’s clear we need a governor who has a strong vision for the office and who can take control of a Legislature that has caused embarrassment on a national level. The choice for voters is between [&hellip
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CUNY LAUNCHES VOTE DRIVE

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By Dan Rivoli CUNY launched a voting drive aimed at battling apathy among young voters and students. CUNY students are encouraged to wear their school’s colors and apparel to the polls. The university system got Barnes & Noble to give students a 25 percent discount on collegiate apparel to help. Campus stores are giving out [&hellip
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