No Wallflower: Symphony Space’s Laura Kaminsky

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By Bonnie Rosenberg Symphony Space is known for presenting music marathons that are unforgettable for any culture vulture. May 15, the 12-hour “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall” will include world and U.S. premieres, along with rare works by world-renowned and emerging composers from the Soviet Union and Communist-era Eastern Europe. It’s the brainchild of [&hellip
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CHURCH GRAFFITI, PART II

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By Dan Rivoli Anti-landmark graffiti is back on the church that is pitting neighborhood preservationists against the congregation’s leader. The message “Stop Gale Brewer’s Forced Landmarking” was recently painted on the sidewalk shed that hugs West Park Presbyterian Church, on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Brewer, the Council member for the West Side, has [&hellip
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SCHNEIDERMAN PICKS UP EAST SIDE ENDORSEMENT

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By Dan Rivoli East Side Assembly Member Micah Kellner endorsed his fellow legislator from across the park, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, for attorney general. Kellner bucked his East Side colleagues in the Assembly by choosing Schneiderman over Richard Brodsky, a fellow member of the Assembly who represents Westchester. East Side Assembly members Jonathan Bing and [&hellip
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MAY FLOWERS

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By Charlotte Eichna Dante Park is getting a flower market, thanks to the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and the group GrowNYC. Visitors can choose from hundreds of local plants and flowers, including annuals, assorted pots, bulbs, herbs, perennials, cut flowers and vegetable plants. Folk duo Dagmar and cellist Sean Grissom are scheduled to perform [&hellip
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CITY COLLEGE’S NEW PREZ

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By Megan Finnegan The City University of New York will induct Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico, former provost and executive vice-president of academic affairs at Temple University, as its new president Aug. 18. Staiano-Coico, an educator and researcher in microbiology and immunology, will become the university’s 12th president, succeeding interim president Dr. Robert Paaswell. A graduate of [&hellip
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Hess Reflects on City’s Homeless Record, Looks to Future at Doe Fund

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By Charlotte Eichna Robert Hess seems to have always been helping people, whether it’s managing special needs housing in Philadelphia, running a thrift store for Disabled American Veterans in Baltimore—his hometown—or his most recent gig, New York City’s commissioner of homeless services. The Long Island City resident recently stepped down from that role to assume [&hellip
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Friedman Remembered in Riverside Park

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By Samuel Chamberlain A plaque in memory of longtime Schwab House resident Dr. Bernard Friedman will be dedicated in a May ceremony in nearby Riverside Park. Friedman, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 93, was a popular resident who served on the co-op’s board of directors for 23 years. He was also remembered [&hellip
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The Power of Choice

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New York City residents may not know they can pick their energy provider By Aline Reynolds When New Yorkers think of energy, they generally think Con Edison. But there are actually more energy suppliers to choose from than there are cable, Internet and cell phone providers—combined. The trick is making sense of the promotions that [&hellip
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