Posts Tagged ‘West Side Spirit’

Straus News Enters the Manhattan Neighborhood News Market

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Jeanne Straus, President of Straus News, looks over issues of her company's newly acquired New York City weeklies with
William Pecover, Tom Allon and Richard Burns of Manhattan Media. Photo by Aaron Adler. Family-owned media company returns to its NYC roots Straus News, a leading community news publisher and owner of weeklies in the tri-state region, today acquired Manhattan’s premiere weekly newspapers. The weeklies include one of New York City’s best-known papers, Our Town, along with its sister publications Our Town Downtown, The West Side Spirit, The Chelsea [&hellip
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Rep. Rangel Compares Ethics Violations to “Spitting on the Street”

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

In an endorsement interview yesterday with the West Side Spirit (which is part of the same company as City & State), Manhattan Congressman Charlie Rangel gave an impassioned, 10-minute defense outlining the unfairness of the thirteen ethics charges that in 2010 led him to become first lawmaker censured since 1983. One particularly striking part of [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Riding While Intoxicated

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Riding While Intoxicated Everyone’s heard cautionary tales of taxi drivers jacking up fares on unsuspecting passengers, but one cabbie took it much further than an extra couple of bucks. A man came into the 20th Precinct last Friday to report that his cab driver from the previous night took advantage of his intoxicated state to [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood: Free Community Health Fair

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

The West End Presbyterian Church will be hosting a free community health fair on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m on West 105th Street at Amsterdam Avenue. It will be the church’s sixth fair. Available services will include confidential medical screenings for early detection and prevention of conditions and diseases, and if necessary, referrals [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood: Community Board Welcomes New Members

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

The latest additions to Manhattan’s community boards were announced last week, and Community Board 7, which covers the Upper West Side from Columbus Square to Cathedral Parkway, will welcome four new members. DeNora Getachew and Laura Atlas were nominated by Borough President Scott Stringer, and Lee Ping Kwan was nominated by City Council Member Gale [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood: Roadblock for JHL Plans

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Last month, opponents of the new Jewish Home Lifecare (JHL) facility planned for West 97th Street were disappointed when the Department of City Planning declined to require JHL to submit its plans to the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP). Community Board 7 had voted strongly in favor of requiring this review, which would have [&hellip
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Bullying at Any Price

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

West Side public and private schools cope with age-old problem In the past year, bullying has become not only a pervasive danger for students to dodge in the hallways but a hot topic of debate in the media, among parents and around dinner tables nationwide. Tragic stories of bullied kids committing suicide show up alongside [&hellip
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City & State’s Chris Bragg Wins Writer of the Year, and Laura Nahmias Nabs Runner-Up, at New York Press Association Awards

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From City & State Managing Editor Andrew J. Hawkins: Here at City & State, we don’t normally toot our own horns. But today we’ll make an exception. Two of our reporters, Chris Bragg and Laura Nahmias, were honored with the New York Press Association’s 2011 “Writer of the Year” distinction. Chris took home the top [&hellip
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Debate Over More Middle School Seats Heats Up

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth Upper West Side parents are usually clamoring for more public school space, and now the conversation has turned toward the impending demand for middle school seats. At a joint Community Education Council (CEC) and President’s Council meeting last week for District 3, concerned parents and board members hashed out the issues facing [&hellip
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