Posts Tagged ‘West Side Express’

TASTE SYMPHONY

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By Dan Rivoli A new 60-seat café and bar is opening up in Symphony Space Nov. 9. But the Thalia Café will offer more than food and cocktails. It will feature comedy nights, jazz performances, wine tasting and art. The first exhibition will be pictures from art photographer Steve Sherman’s new book on composer Leonard [&hellip
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DOT, NYPD ANNOUNCE SAFETY INITIATIVES

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By Dan Rivoli The commissioners for the Department of Transportation and the NYPD announced new safety initiatives at the Broadway-West 71st Street-Amsterdam Avenue intersection Oct. 21. There will be an increase in police enforcement to crack down on speeding cars, drivers that fail to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists that disobey traffic laws. The city [&hellip
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FREE FLU SHOTS

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By Dan Rivoli Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital are offering free flu shots Oct. 26. The free shots are only available to residents in Rosenthal’s district at her office at 230 W. 72nd St., Suite 2F. “Too often, people underestimate the danger that the common flu poses for seniors, young children and [&hellip
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C TRAIN IS CITY’S WORST

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By Dan Rivoli For two years in a row, the Straphangers Campaign called the C train the worst subway line in the city in its annual report card. The line stretches from the tip of northern Manhattan, through the Upper West Side and through the rest of the borough into Brooklyn, ending in the East [&hellip
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SURVEY: BIKE LANES BLOCKED

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By Dan Rivoli Borough President Scott Stringer released a survey confirming what many New York City bicyclists already know: bicycle lanes are routinely misused and cluttered with cars. Stringer’s office staked out 11 bicycle lanes in Manhattan, including the Columbus Avenue bike lane at West 94th Street, over a three-day period during morning and evening [&hellip
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TRIBUTE TO GREAT SHORT STORY WRITER

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By Allen Houston The TIPA Project (Toward International Peace Through Arts) will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Russian writer/playwright Anton Chekhov’s birthday with a reading of some of his most celebrated short stories from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 15, at Saint Peter’s Church, on Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
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CHANGES TO COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENTS

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By Dan Rivoli A city task force has announced recommendations to public benefit agreements, in which a developer does something positive for the neighborhood in exchange for the ability to build larger or get a subsidy. Comptroller John Liu, who convened the task force, believes these agreements can be unenforceable and are often done on [&hellip
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WS POL PUSHES DRILLING MORATORIUM

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By Dan Rivoli An Upper West Side state lawmaker wants a moratorium on the “hydrofracking” method of drilling for natural gas near the city’s water supply. Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell asked for the suspension on drilling in New York State in an Oct. 1 letter to Gov. David Paterson, and state and city environmental commissioners [&hellip
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Fall Festivals Arrive on UWS

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The brisk weather sweeping through Manhattan is bringing along the first fall festivals of the season. The 19th Annual Broadway Fall Festival will take place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. between 86th and 96th streets on Broadway, and will contain live music on the main stage at 96th Street, featuring The Michael Grey Quartet. There will also [&hellip
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