Posts Tagged ‘WESTYS’

A Gun, a Badge and a Heart for the Homeless

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WESTY_VanessaWanderligh Few New Yorkers know more about the daily problems the homeless face than Vanessa Wanderlingh, a homeless outreach officer with the NYPD’s 20th Precinct. “Within this last year I have engaged close to 100 individuals on the Upper West Side. I work with local outreach teams … and multiple residents of the community to offer [&hellip
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Billions and a Lot More Than ‘Law & Order’ for City Streets

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WESTY_Katherine Oliver By Laura Shin Katherine Oliver never thought she would work in government. But in 2002, the former journalist saw a unique opportunity to help rebuild a post-9/11 New York City by bringing Hollywood to the five boroughs. “I thought it would be a great way to help the city, and I was curious about an [&hellip
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Conducting the Finances so the Symphony Plays On

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WESTY_CynthiElliot By David Gibbons Beethoven and Bernstein—as in Ludwig van and Leonard—aren’t a bad place to start for an aspiring young classical musician who wants to study conducting. Those two musical giants were Cynthia Elliott’s idols as a Stanford freshman and prospective music major. There was also Seiji Ozawa, who headed the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra [&hellip
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A ‘Mother’s Milk Love’ for the City’s History

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WESTY_LouiseMirrer By David Gibbons So what’s a medievalist with Ph.D. expertise in a mid-14th century civil war that brought the first bastard king to the throne of Spain by dint of propaganda doing running the New-York Historical Society? The answer is she has a prodigious talent and infectious enthusiasm for drawing her audience in by weaving [&hellip
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Watching Over the West Side’s Children at Home and Work

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_GaleBrewer City Council Member Gale Brewer is, of course, a politician. By many accounts, she’s also a skilled magician, having mastered the art of being in several places at the same time. Brewer’s most marked characteristic as an Upper West Side elected official is that she is seemingly everywhere. Those who have worked closely with her [&hellip
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The WESTY AWARDS 2010: Saluting West Side Stars

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Special Sections, WESTYS

Each year, West Side Spirit, the largest community paper on the West Side of Manhattan, takes a moment to salute some of the best of our neighborhood. We call our civic awards the WESTYs, which stands for West Side Spirit Thanks You. The requirements for a WESTY are simple. The awards go to New Yorkers [&hellip
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Keeping the Faith in Humanity

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Ascension Church offers many classes for immigrants By Regina Molaro The Church of the Ascension’s Rev. John Duffell serves as a symbol of love in his community. Duffell, pastor of the Church of the Ascension, earned a WESTY Award for the community work he has done to provide support for the people of the Upper [&hellip
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Selling West Side Living’s Joys with the Homes

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She not only sells UWS real estate, she lives there too By Regina Molaro Deanna Kory, senior vice president of the Corcoran Group Real Estate and president of The Deanna Kory Team, was honored with a WESTY Award for her dedication and commitment to residential real estate sales in the Upper West Side area. Through [&hellip
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Realtor Offers Clients a Personal Touch

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Broker wants her firm to stay small By Isha Dandavate Rachel Erlich believes in providing more than the usual apartment-hunting experience. She believes in personal interactions, a comforting experience for her clients and finding a solution that leaves everyone happy. Erlich, 47, began Rachel Realty in 2004 after having worked for two other real estate [&hellip
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