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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Green Answer To Nature’s Call

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An “environmental” toilet facility may be coming to Riverside Park’s clay tennis courts, at West 96th Street. The plan features self-composting toilets, part of a system that would treat and compost waste on site. The facilities—which would likely include a men’s room with a stall and urinal, and a ladies’ room with two stalls—would run [&hellip
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WYMORE AT EAST SIDE TENNIS BUBBLE MEETING

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Mel Wymore, chair of Community Board 7, told East Side community board members April 15 that more time was needed to review a controversial proposal to cover the Central Park tennis courts with bubbles during the winter. “It is about the taking of public property and making it private, and that is a consideration that [&hellip
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NEW MANHATTAN CHARTER MEETING?

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Upper West Siders who missed the Charter Review Commission’s first round Manhattan meeting may get another chance to voice their opinions on how New York City’s municipal government should change. After the meeting, which fell during the Easter and Passover break, was sparsely attended, Council Member Gale Brewer called on the commission to host a [&hellip
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MCCOURT H.S. FILLING FRESHMAN CLASS

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Frank McCourt High School, a selective public school due to open this September, has filled one-third of its incoming freshman class. The school, which will focus on writing and communications, is one of four small high schools replacing the larger Brandeis High School; each will contain fewer than 150 students per grade. McCourt High School [&hellip
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