Posts Tagged ‘West Side Express’

GALE BREWER IN COLOR

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The day after Council Member Gale Brewer cast her vote against the successful term-limit extension, she spent her afternoon hunkered down in the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, a public access studio. Brewer filmed three episodes of This Side of Central Park, her new public access show. The shows, which will air over the next three months, [&hellip
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BROADWAY: DANGEROUS STREET

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The Upper West Side now holds the odious title of being home to one of New York’s most dangerous streets, according to watchdog group Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Broadway and Third Avenue have both supplanted Queens Boulevard—often called the Boulevard of Death—as the city streets with the most traffic fatalities. From 2005-2007, 10 pedestrians were killed [&hellip
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GOING APE OVER HALLOWEEN

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Last week, students from the Goddard Riverside Head Start Program met with Curious George at the American Museum of Natural History as part of a preview for the museum’s 13th annual Halloween Celebration. During the Oct. 31 festivities, all four floors of the museum will open for trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and activities, with live [&hellip
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LAST MINUTE TERM-LIMIT DECISION

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When Council Member Gale Brewer was about to explain her vote on term limits, she said she had two speeches in front of her eyes: one in support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bill to extend term limits, and one against the measure. She eventually read from the speech that explained her “no” vote, though she [&hellip
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BARNARD’S NEW PRESIDENT

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Debora Spar was inaugurated as Barnard College’s seventh president on Oct. 23 at Riverside Church. Before her inauguration, Spar was the Spangler family professor of business administration and a senior associate dean for faculty research and development at Harvard Business School. After the ceremony, her inauguration was celebrated at a street party on Claremont Avenue [&hellip
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YORK PREP TURNS 40

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The York Prep School celebrated its 40th anniversary with a reunion on Sept. 27. Alumni, teachers and school founders Ronald and Jayme Stewart gathered in the gymnasium to reminisce about the school, which is now at 40 W. 68th Street. Anyone who graduated prior to 1997 got a chance to explore the new building that [&hellip
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POLS RALLY FOR TENANT BILL

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Tenants who have fought in court against baseless charges of breaking rent-stabilization regulations may get new protections, if the State Legislature passes a pending bill. The bill would force landlords to pay up to three times the tenant’s legal fees. State Sen. Tom Duane and Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, the bill’s sponsors, held a rally [&hellip
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SEMINAR FOR SENIORS, PETS

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The New York City Bar Association is holding a seminar about seniors and their companion or service animals. The seminar will introduce and explain the senior companionship pet program, and look at current housing laws, trends in group living and estate planning for animals. Speakers include representatives from different senior citizen and animal organizations and [&hellip
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NATURAL HISTORY, ON ICE

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The American Museum of Natural History is reportedly planning to open an ice-skating rink this November on the Arthur Ross Terrace, outside the Rose Center for Earth and Space near West 81st Street and Columbus Avenue. The rink may be open until February or March 2009. Last week, a museum representative spoke about the rink [&hellip
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