P.S. 150 Parents React to DOE’s Plan to Relocate School to Chelsea

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P.S. 150 Principal Jenny Bonnet sent a letter to parents informing them their children’s school would be moving from its Tribeca location to Chelsea after one more year in its current spot. Bonnet said the Department of Education and the school would work together to make this transition as smooth as possible, including using school [&hellip
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Loot of the World

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Fate of Detroit’s premier art museum serves warning to the nation By Emma Lockridge The collective spirit of financially beleaguered Detroiters mirrors a declaration from Celie in The Color Purple: “I’m poor, black, my situation is ugly, but God, I’m still here.” While the people stay put in Motown, will the city’s art museum survive [&hellip
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Made-Up Make-Up Seller Arrested

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town, Uncategorized

New Yorkers are used to seeing vendors hawking their wares from street tables, but most don’t pay enough attention to the legality of the products. Last week on March 2nd at 5:30 p.m., one intrepid observer, however, a 53-year-old man, noticed something off on a vendor’s table on East 86th Street. The perp was selling [&hellip
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Mirrors Stolen From Parked Car

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town, Uncategorized

Last week, on March 1st, a 39-year-old man visiting the city from New Jersey parked his BMW on East 89th Street. When he returned in the evening, he discovered that someone had removed both of his car’s sideview mirrors. Police on the Upper East Side have noted a similar criminal pattern in recent months. Police [&hellip
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Hudson Square Rezoning Vote Delayed

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The City Council debated the measure but held off on the vote By Sophia Rosenbaum The postponement of last Wednesday’s land use and zoning meeting provides the committees with only one more chance to vote on the controversial Hudson Square rezoning package – March 13 at 9:30 a.m. The committees were supposed to vote on [&hellip
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Father Witt, S.J., Revamps the Upper East Side

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RevWitt By Vanesa Vennard Before Father George Witt, S.J. was prepping for his services at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, he was teaching English and religious education at Saint Agnes Boys High School for 10 years. Though Witt says there is certainly teaching involved with ministry, the church offers a broader and more inclusive subject [&hellip
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Shifting Attitudes Toward E. 91st St. MTS

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FE-Marine Transfer Station(as) 3 Some mayoral hopefuls change their tune on waste station proposal, appealing to Upper East Side voters Upper East Side residents have proved that they are willing to vote single issue in the upcoming mayoral race to stop the Marine Transfer Waste Station from being built in Yorkville, amidst low-income housing and the Asphalt Green Recreation [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: Beck Wrangles Over 160 Musicians for Maximalist Bowie Cover

Written by Simon Lazarus Vasta on . Posted in Music, Uncategorized

Since the release of 2008′s astoundingly mediocre Modern Guilt, Beck has all but stepped away from conventional rockstardom. He’s spent the past few years on idiosyncratic projects like the Record Club,  a collaboration with such luminaries as Annie Clark, Angus Andrews, Devendra Banhart, Thurston Moore, Jeff Tweedy, and, uh, Giovanni Ribisi. Beck assembled these Superfriends of [&hellip
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