Posts Tagged ‘West Side Express’

PRESERVING WEST END AVE. MOVES FORWARD

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By Dan Rivoli The Landmark Preservation Commission was scheduled to meet with West End Avenue property owners Wednesday, Sept. 15, about the designation of hundreds of buildings. The meeting, which at press time was scheduled for 6 p.m. at P.S. 75, is an informal but crucial part of the landmark designation process. The meeting is [&hellip
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LIGHTING UP VERDI SQUARE

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The statue of Giuseppe Verdi—the namesake of Verdi Square on Broadway and West 72nd Street—will be illuminated at night for the first time. The spotlight on Verdi is part of the Verdi Square Festival of the Arts that kicks off this Sunday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. The festival, in its fifth year, will feature [&hellip
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PAGING ALL TREE DOCTORS

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By Allen Houston Council Member Gale Brewer and her staff spent two weeks at the end of July recording the status of every street tree on the Upper West Side during the district’s annual tree check-up. The results of their survey found that out of 3,468 trees, 66 were “at-risk” due to having illness warning [&hellip
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CYBER SECURITY CONFERENCE

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By Alice Robb The New York Institute of Technology will host a cyber security conference on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at NYIT Auditorium, 1900 Broadway. Dr. Eric Cole, author of Hackers Beware and Network Security Bible, will discuss future trends in network security, and security expert Bill Cheswick will talk about safe passwords
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SENATE CANDIDATES TO DEBATE

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By Alice Robb The four candidates vying to succeed Eric Schneiderman in the State Senate will debate transportation issues Tuesday, Sept. 7. “With a massive fare hike looming after the worst service cuts in a generation, public transit has never been a more important election year issue,” said Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation [&hellip
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PUTTING NAMES TO CORP. LANDLORDS

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By Dan Rivoli When the Department of Homeless Services wanted to open a shelter in a West 107th Street building last February, the city was unaware of the landlord’s identity. The building’s owner was G M Canmar Residence Corporation. But the West Side Spirit used Department of Finance records to identify the owner as Mark [&hellip
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SCHNEIDERMAN PICKS UP WS SUPPORT

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By Dan Rivoli Scott Stringer, Manhattan’s borough president and Upper West Sider, is backing his neighborhood’s favorite son for attorney general. Stringer endorsed Eric Schneiderman Aug. 26, citing his reform credentials and fighting corruption in the State Senate. “If I only had one reason behind my decision, it is that there is no better candidate [&hellip
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CO-OP STRIKES BACK AGAINST EMPIRE HOTEL

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By Dan Rivoli A panel of judges sided with residents of a co-op that say the Empire Hotel, a nightlife hotspot in the Upper West Side, is a noisy neighbor. In a three-to-one decision, the co-op at 61 W. 62nd St. showed that the hotel’s rooftop bar caused “unreasonable” interference with the residents’ “right to [&hellip
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