Dangerous Intersections for Seniors

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The Department of Transportation released a list of 50 intersections with the most accidents involving senior pedestrians. Five Upper West Side blocks were included on the list, with West 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue taking the top spot in the neighborhood. That intersection saw seven accidents that resulted in injuries between 2004 and 2008. An [&hellip
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Parents, Schools Tackle West 90s Traffic Hazards

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West 96th Street, a major four-lane thoroughfare, has long been a problem for parents of young children, seniors or anyone else who can’t react quickly enough. Aggressive drivers barrel out of nearby exits from the West Side Highway, and cross-town traffic streams in and out of the Central Park traverse. Many complain that drivers regularly [&hellip
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Son Attacks Father, Doorman

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A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault for hitting his father and the building’s doorman. Police said that April 24 at 9 a.m., an intoxicated Hamed Siljkovic was arguing with his 61-year-old father in his West End Avenue apartment, on the corner of West 84th Street. Siljkovic then allegedly punched his father and [&hellip
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Students’ Vision Will Shape New MLK Campus Plaza

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Walking by the Martin Luther King High School campus, it’s hard to tell that there are actually six different theme-based high schools housed in the same complex, at 122 Amsterdam Ave. and West 66th Street. In its current dilapidated condition, not many people use the plaza outside the building, but faculty and students of Manhattan [&hellip
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Church Member Arrested During Landmark Protest

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A member of West Park Presbyterian church’s governing board, Hugo Meneses, was arrested during an April 17 protest against efforts to landmark the West 86th Street building. The protest was just days before a City Council subcommittee held its first hearing on the landmark proposal, which has already gotten support from the city’s Landmarks Preservation [&hellip
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