Comptroller’s Financial Report on M.T.A. Shows Tough Fare Hikes Planned

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. The New York State comptroller released a report on Tuesday showing that while the Metropolitan Transport Authority’s finances are better off than they were two years ago, there’s still a long way to go; unfortunately, the M.T.A.’s path to fiscal sustainability will include more fare hikes. In 2010, fares went up by 7.5 percent. The [&hellip
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In Battle to Unionize, Cablevision Workers Broaden Offensive Against CEO Dolan

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Dolan via City & State After months of fruitless negotiations and strong-arm tactics by upper management, Brooklyn Cablevision workers wrote a letter to Cablevision CEO James Dolan saying that they now plan to leaflet the venues he owns, which include Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall, in an attempt to put pressure on Cablevision to [&hellip
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Housing Works Hosts party for ‘How to Survive a Plague’

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DSC_0832 copy Photos by Aul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com Housing Works Bookstore Café in Soho was the perfect location for the documentary How to Survive a Plague’s after-party. The film, about HIV/AIDS activist groups ACT UP and TAG, which helped turn the virus from a death sentence to a treatable condition in the 1980s and 1990s, had its premiere at [&hellip
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21-Year-Old’s Rape in Hudson River Park Sparks Protest, Demands and Self-Defense Classes

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Photo by Philocrites. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth A 21-year-old woman was taking in the sunrise from Hudson River Park on Saturday, when a man dragged her into the bushes and brutally raped her.  Once her attacker fled the woman ran naked and shouting to nearby policemen; soon after the police apprehended John Stewart, 25, a homeless and convicted sex [&hellip
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U.S. Census Shows Gap Between Rich and Poor New Yorkers Has Grown

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Photo by dgphilli. Courtesy of Flikr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth In 2009 the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the country’s recession had formally ended; on Thursday a U.S. census showed that income inequality has risen throughout New York City, with Manhattan’s income gap mirroring that of sub-Saharan Africa. The New York Times reported that only a handful of developing countries—note, [&hellip
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Did You Know About the 800 Prisoners Held on the East River Barge?

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Photo by reivax. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth Riker’s Island is well known to New Yorkers, both in lore and in the news. Yet its counterpart, a $161 million barge that houses an approximate 800 inmates, has gone largely unnoticed as it bobs on the East River. Apparently the jail at Riker’s addresses overcrowding in their main complex by holding [&hellip
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New York City’s Most Popular Baby Names: Isabella and Jayden

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Photo by skeddy in NYC, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio If a new mother in the city happens to challenge you to guess her baby’s name, you now know your safest bet: Isabella or Jayden. On Wednesday, mayor Michael Bloomberg announced New York City’s most popular baby names of 2011. The results were gleaned from the Health Department’s birth certificates, which identified [&hellip
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Letter to Readers

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Dear Reader, I’m writing to let you know that this is the 10th Anniversary year of the prestigious Blackboard Awards, which honors local schools, principals, and teachers of excellence. Please let everyone in your school community—parents and educators alike—know that we are presently accepting nominations for the Awards for schools and principals, taking place on [&hellip
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Million-Dollar Playground for Riverside Kids

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

Playground As happy kids scrambled around the new playground equipment on a sunny Thursday morning, equally happy adults announced the official reopening of Neufeld Playground in Riverside Park. The beloved Upper West Side play spot had closed for over seven months to undergo a $900,000 renovation, and parents, caretakers and children gathered for the revamped playground’s [&hellip
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