The Woman Behind Subway Abortion Ads

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The “Abortion Changes You” campaign, running since early March, has added a little controversy to straphangers’ commutes, with New York Times columnist Susan Dominus calling the effort “propaganda masquerading as therapy.” The ads, which feature a serious young woman and direct viewers to a website (abortionchangesyou.com), are the work of Michaelene Fredenburg, a Wisconsin-born mother [&hellip
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Residents Want Low-Income Housing After Homeless Shelter Closes

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West 107th Street residents met with Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess April 8 to discuss a temporary shelter on the block. Though Hess spent much of the meeting explaining how the shelter will affect the neighborhood until it closes Dec. 1, residents focused on converting the building into affordable housing after that date
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NADLER SELLS HEALTH CARE BILL

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Across the nation, Democratic members of Congress defended their support for health care reform to constituents during the Easter recess. But while many Democrats in more conservative districts stuck their necks out by voting for the historic bill, Rep. Jerrold Nadler is defending the legislation to liberal Upper West Side voters who believe it didn’t [&hellip
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ANSONIA LEFT OUT OF CENSUS DATABASE

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One of the Upper West Side’s most well known, architecturally significant buildings, the Ansonia, does not even exist, according to the Census Bureau. On April 1, NY1 reported that residents of the 17-story, approximately 450,000-square-foot building, at 2109 Broadway between West 73rd and 74th streets, never received a census form because of a mailing error. [&hellip
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STREET FAIR

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The Broadway Mall Association will hold its 20th annual Upper Broadway Spring Celebration April 17, along Broadway from West 110th to 116th streets. Visitors can check out 300 artists, craftspersons and antique dealers, along with local non-profits and 32 food stalls. The festival is co-sponsored by the Broadway Presbyterian Church, which will use proceeds to [&hellip
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A Two-Way Fair Contract Negotiation

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Editor’s Note: Our editorial this week about the contract negotiations between building workers and the Realty Advisory Board has elicited some strong reactions, and we feel it necessary to clarify and elaborate on this for our readers on the East Side and West Side. Everyone who owns an apartment in Manhattan, and this includes owners [&hellip
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Dante Park Plaza?

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The Dante Park area may be free from cars in 2013, if local groups pushing to create a public plaza get their way. With the Department of Transportation enlisting nonprofits to draft plans for pedestrian plazas in their neighborhoods, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) suggested Dante Park, a triangle-shaped plot of land across [&hellip
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Man Assaulted After Argument

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A man was arrested April 8 after attacking another man who was trying to stop a fight. Police said that at 2:41 a.m., Jermaine Humber, 36, was speaking in a “disrespectful manner” to a tenant in a West 61st Street building, between West End and Amsterdam avenues. A 34-year-old man tried to diffuse the situation, [&hellip
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