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77% of Stop-and-Frisks in 20th Precinct Are Minorities

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

The NYPD recently re-released citywide Stop and Frisk data from 2011 that offer hard evidence for what many opponents of the controversial policy have claimed: Almost 90 percent of all people stopped and frisked citywide in 2011 were minorities. The statistics were re-released just in time for the Federal Court trial next month that will [&hellip
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Harlem Food Bank Hit Hard

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

1934 By Amy Eley At 8:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday in Harlem, a man stood near the Antioch Church of God in Christ’s painted red steps, shouting a new number every few minutes. “Fifty-one!” A crowd outside the church talked among themselves quietly, filling the air with clouds of breath in the cool temperatures, continually [&hellip
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Tapped In: Art of History, Tibet House, Symphony Space Co-Founder Dies

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

Joan Allen Reads At Symphony Space A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO LEARNING Creating an interactive learning experience for the children of the city, the New York Historical Society has developed a program that uses visual arts to educate students about New York and American history. “The Art of History” is a five-session program offered to different schools throughout the city. Combining art [&hellip
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Toy Store Owner Devastated by Sandy, Embraced by Upper West Side

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Hurricane Sandy spared most of the Upper West Side, but it did not spare Donna Schofield. On Monday, Oct. 29, the Stationery Toy World owner was away from her West 72nd Street store and at home with her two children and father on Staten Island’s east shore. Floodwater was in her house, climbing toward her [&hellip
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Gale Brewer: Tragedy Brought Out the Best in Upper West Siders

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

WESTY_GaleBrewer By Gale Brewer Midland Beach, New Dorp, Tottenville—these are neighborhoods few West Siders had ever visited, or perhaps even heard of, until last week. Few of us will ever forget them now—and not only for the suffering and devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. We will remember because we made their names, along with Far Rockaway [&hellip
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Tapped In: Crane Secured, Gas Lines Stretch, Race for Relief

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

crane TEETERING CRANE SECURED After six days of precarious dangling 74 stories above the ground, the damaged construction crane alongside 157 W. 57th St. was secured on Sunday. The crane’s 150-foot boom snapped in the middle of Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds, which left it suspended by only a few metal beams at its base as it [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

800px-Attica,_New_York_(Correctional_Facility) Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & John Friia Volunteers Needed to Help Crime Victims The Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital works with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, training community volunteers who assist them in emergency rooms. The CVTC is currently looking for a new crop of local volunteers who act as [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

800px.Do_Not_Cross._Crime_Scene Compiled by Megan Bungeroth KIDDIE ROBBERY Last week, a local man came home around 11:30 a.m. to his apartment on Columbus Avenue, which he shares with three roommates, to find two complete strangers rummaging through their stuff. The perps fled on foot, and police were able to apprehend one 27-year-old suspect, who was caught in [&hellip
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