Make Up Stolen from Car

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A 22-year-old Brooklyn man reported that a carry-on suitcase full of expensive cosmetics was stolen from his car. The car—which had a customized license plate that read “SMACKTHT”—was parked in front of 303 W. 66th St. and West End Avenue. The suitcase, which was in the driver’s side rear seat, contained cosmetics valued at $3,650. [&hellip
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Hersh: ‘Disgusted’ with SRO Biz and Moving On

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After the city announced that the West Side Inn Hostel will no longer be used as an emergency shelter for homeless women, owner Mark Hersh said he wants out of operating single room occupancy (SRO) buildings. “I’m selling the [Colonial House Hotel], I’m getting out the business. I’m moving to Florida,” Hersh told West Side [&hellip
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Nonprofit Requests Audible Traffic Signal

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The perplexing Columbus Avenue-meets-Broadway-meets-West 65th Street intersection is difficult to navigate for most New Yorkers. But less than a block away is the Jewish Guild for the Blind, where about a dozen legally blind people work and hundreds of people receive services each week. After years of lobbying by the guild, the Department of Transportation [&hellip
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Rebecca Stead Goes Back in Time

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Writer Rebecca Stead revisited her 1970s New York City childhood and wove it with a time travel twist for her second book, When You Reach Me (Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99). The young adult novel, which won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for children’s literature in January, follows latchkey kid Miranda as she tries to make [&hellip
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At the Ready

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Hopefully, readers will never have to experience Roosevelt Hospital Center’s new Emergency Department. But it’s still comforting to know that the two-and-a-half year, $22 million renovation put a state-of-the-art ER right in West Siders’ backyards. Eileen Yost, nurse manager of the department, at 1000 10th Ave. and West 59th Street, collaborated with a team of [&hellip
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