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West Side Notes From the Neighborhood

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Fashion Week's Economic Boon

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Business, NY Press Exclusive, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth While some residents gripe about the unfavorable ramifications of having Fashion Week in their backyard, there are benefits to the community for hosting the event. In August 2011, the Fordham Consulting Group and Fordham University Graduate School of Business released an economic impact study outlining the effects of Fashion Week on the immediate [&hellip
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Fashion Week Nightmare

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

fashionweekinsert Neighbors cry foul over takeover of neighborhood park By Megan Bungeroth For designers, buyers, reporters, photographers and clothes-conscious consumers the world over, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week conjures images of the latest and greatest designs paraded around in a swirl of parties and publicity. For residents of the area surrounding Fashion Week’s Lincoln Center home, however, the event [&hellip
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Local Pols Knock Plan for State Election Districts

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By Megan Bungeroth It happens once a decade and it’s never an easy process. In accordance with the state Constitution, the state Legislature is currently in the process of creating new district lines for the Assembly, state Senate and congressional representatives. The Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) has just released a set [&hellip
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Playing Host to Celebs and Newcomers Alike

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ot2 By Angela Barbuti Tucked away on West 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue is the 130-seat Triad Theater. Inside, actors make their Off-Broadway debuts, celebrities take the stage with friends and audiences are always entertained by an eclectic variety of shows, from Erotic Broadway to the smash hit Celebrity Autobiography. We spoke to owner Peter [&hellip
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Cecil Fabulous

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cecil Beaton’s New York years revived By Marsha McCreadie One high aesthetic compliment is to call an artist ahead of his time. Yet, the real trick is to be both of your time and ahead of it. Cecil Beaton—photographer, illustrator, set and costume designer, even author—turned that trick, and nicely, too. The fabulous results and even [&hellip
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