Posts Tagged ‘West Side Spirit’

Mapping Crime on the West Side

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

A new NYPD database pinpoints felony crimes in the neighborhood — and Broadway stands out Want to know where the crime is on the west side? The NYPD has released its first interactive map of felony crimes in the city, showing in detail where murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft have [&hellip
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To The Editor:

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown

While your article “Congregation vs. Community” by Megan Bungeroth captured very well the complexity of the issue of landmarking and religious congregations, the cover at least on the West Side Spirit may have created serious misunderstanding in a very delicate time. The large photo of West-Park under those dramatic words would leave anyone who only [&hellip
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One of Many

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Elderly homeless woman attracts support network on the Upper West Side Esther doesn’t like to be called homeless, because, she says, she has a room in the Goddard Houses on West 87th Street. Right now she lives in front of a coffee shop at 76th and Broadway, in a shelter she made of boxes and plastic [&hellip
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The Public School Paradox

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

As the Upper West Side has gentrified, its public schools like dozens of others throughout the city have become much less diverse.   Not long ago, New York City parents sent their kids to public school knowing that they would be exposed to a student population as diverse as the city itself. On the Upper [&hellip
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Letter to the Editor

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

Say No to Parent-Supplied School Supplies In response to our story “Shelling Out for School Supplies,” West Side Spirit, September 26: The answer to this absurdity is no. Simply no. Enough is enough – literally, this cost is unbearable to so many families and it does not make any sense financially either. If a school [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Upper West Siders debate proposal for a 10-cent charge on bags Every year, New Yorkers throw away 100,000 tons of plastic bags — a haul that can take up to 1,000 years to full biodegrade. Now, City Council members Brad Lander (D – Brooklyn) and Margaret Chin (D – Lower Manhattan) have introduced legislation that [&hellip
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To the Editor

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit

Re: The Most Rat-Infested Blocks on the Upper West Side, Adam Janos, West Side Spirit, Thursday, August 22, 1023 In last week’s article on rats and the recent street tree pit pilot project, my office along with Community Board 7, NYC Department of Health, and NYC Department of Parks is sponsoring, the reporter does not [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Do you have news of a civic or neighborhood organization, church or synagogue, little league team, or a philanthropic organization? Whatever is going on in the neighborhood, the West Side Spirit wants to know and share it with our readers. Send your news to hoodhappenings@strausnews.com. WEDNESDAY, AUG, 14 DOROT mandatory training session for volunteering with [&hellip
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