Posts Tagged ‘West Side Spirit’

Ironic Hopes: Is the Lottery Ever a Smart Bet?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

I like to gamble from time to time, but I used to be one of those people who never played the lottery. The odds are too steep, and I would often tease friends and family about it. In my old office, people would collect money to buy tickets when the jackpot got big. When someone [&hellip
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Stop East Side Garbage Dump

Written by Letters to the Editor on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

To the Editor: I recall sleepless nights due to noise from garbage trucks lining up for the old MTS, which was five times smaller than the proposed one. Since the old MTS closed, the number of children in the area has mushroomed and so have amenities catering to families. Using rail to transport garbage out [&hellip
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Capitol Connection: Poison Pill with a Sugar Coating

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

When Republicans in the New York State Assembly want to get noticed, they have to do something outrageous—someone once said that if they were to ride naked, on fire, on an elephant through the halls of the Legislature, they might get three seconds on TV. Let’s face it: there are three guys who call the [&hellip
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Quinn's State of the City Address

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

In a sweeping and ambitious State of the City speech on Thursday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn zeroed in on jobs, housing and education, promising new programs and city and state cooperation to pass laws that will enable them. “We need to tap into the power of our communities,” Quinn said in her speech. “We [&hellip
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West Side Notes From the Neighborhood

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

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth Marriage Affirmation for V-Day If you’d like to step away from the romantic-comedy drivel tossed around every February and instead celebrate real, lasting love, take heart in knowing that five long-married senior couples will be renewing their marriage vows on Valentine’s Day this year. Goddard Riverside Senior Center is hosting a [&hellip
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Scrap Metal Bandits Hit News Boxes

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News

By Allen Houston and Sean Creamer The Upper West Side’s newspaper boxes are under assault by a group of pernicious scrap metal bandits. In January 2012, the West Side Spirit had 17 of its metal boxes stolen from locations between 59th and 96th Street on the West Side. AM New York was even more heavily hit, losing 70 [&hellip
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Landis in Hunt for UWS City Council Seat

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

By Megan Bungeroth Marc Landis has always been an organizer. In his bid for City Council Member Gale Brewer’s soon-to-be-vacant seat, he only asks potential voters to see him in that role at a slightly higher level.“I have a long history of organizing things, whether you call me a community organizer or a political organizer,” Landis [&hellip
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Zone Green Amendment Has Some Seeing Red

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

By Megan Bungeroth The city under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken some aggressive steps toward a greener future, and the Department of City Planning recently released its latest development in transforming New York into a more sustainable place to live. The Zone Green Text Amendment is currently circulating through the city’s community boards for comments and [&hellip
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Free Legal Advice for Tenants Battling Landlords

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

By Megan Bungeroth Over 40 people gathered in a room at the Goddard Riverside Community Center last Wednesday night, some clutching legal notices and copies of leases, all hoping to get some advice on how to remain in their homes. The attendees of the housing clinic run by Goddard Riverside’s SRO Law Project, The Urban [&hellip
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