In Wake of Subway Stabbing, Concerns About Crime on Public Transit

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In a blast from the not-so-fondly-remembered past, violent gang activity spilled out of Central Park into Manhattan subway stations last week, with one of the teens involved in the altercation getting stabbed. According to the New York Post, the trouble began when one gang confronted another in Central Park. One group fled, heading down into [&hellip
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CO-OP AND CONDO DWELLERS, UNITE

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City Council members form voting blocs and caucuses based around race and ethnicity, gender or political ideology. But now there is a caucus focused on those who live in co-ops and condominiums. A Queens Council member, Mark Weprin, recently formed the Co-op and Condo Caucus and recruited 23 of his colleagues, including West Side Council [&hellip
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SWEET RIDE

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April 16 was a very sweet day for some Upper West Side kids, when a traveling mobile maple exhibit visited Manhattan as part of the annual Maple in Manhattan Day. The event was sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers Association, and included visits from State Sen. Thomas Duane and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal. [&hellip
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BUDDING ARTISTS

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A Queens middle school student took the grand prize earlier this month in the 14th annual ECOFEST Poster Competition. Arianna Stergiou’s work, along with the other category winners, is displayed in the lobby of the Apple Bank for Savings, at 2100 Broadway and West 73rd Street, through April 30. Stergiou, a student at the Marie [&hellip
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NEW DRILLING RULES ANNOUNCED

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New regulations announced April 23 were designed to end natural gas drilling near New York City’s drinking water source. But the rules have sparked a backlash among environmental advocates, who claim that the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) missed an opportunity to ban drilling near the city’s water supply altogether
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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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