Posts Tagged ‘West Side Express’

FILM FESTIVAL ON UWS

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By Allen Houston West Side movie buffs can scratch their itch for independent films at the Manhattan Film Festival, taking place July 21 to 25. The festival will showcase the works of nearly 75 indie films, many of them shown at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space on 2537 Broadway and West 95th [&hellip
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BLOOMBERG, SCHNEIDERMAN BLAST GUN BILL

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By Dan Rivoli Legislation to force gun manufacturers to “code” bullets fired from semi-automatic pistols was tabled after State Senate Democrats failed to muster the 32 votes necessary to pass. Stamping would help law enforcement officials identify the make, model and serial number of the gun that fired the bullet. Most of the State Senate [&hellip
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GRANNY-MADE MOVES

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By Megan Izen Granny-Made, the 24-year-old store that sold sweaters and knitwear from owner Michael Rosenberg’s grandmother, has reopened shop on West 82nd and Amsterdam Avenue, just north of the original West 78th Street store. “Twenty-four years ago, this part of Amsterdam Avenue wasn’t someplace you’d walk unless you lived here, but it’s changed a [&hellip
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WEST SIDE LIBRARIES BRACE FOR CUTS

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By Rochana Rapkins The New York City Public Library could face devastating cuts if Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed $37 million reduction in library funding is adopted. In addition to jobs lost through attrition, 736 additional library jobs could be eliminated, according to Susan Singer, a library manager at the Bloomingdale branch, on West 100th Street. [&hellip
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LANDMARK CHURCH GETS FUNDRAISER

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By Dan Rivoli The century-old West Park Presbyterian Church will benefit from a June 23 fundraiser to renovate its crumbling façade. The expensive restoration project was one of the reasons Rev. Robert Brashear opposed historic preservation, arguing that landmark regulations would make it difficult to work with a developer to fund such repairs. Now, his [&hellip
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COMPROMISE ON COLUMBUS AVE. RETAIL PLAN

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By Dan Rivoli A compromise in the retail expansion proposal that will change the landscape of Columbus Avenue in the West 90s may be near. The Witkoff Group, the company that owns 248-unit Columbus House, wants to create 4,950 square feet of commercial space with a two-story ground-floor structure. This would extend all the way [&hellip
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