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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Pickpocket’s Expensive Taste

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Someone ran up charges at pricey clothing stores on a woman’s stolen credit card. Police said that April 10, a 30-year-old New Jersey woman was at a restaurant on Columbus Avenue, between West 68th and 67th streets, when her wallet was taken from an unattended jacket on the back of her chair. When she canceled [&hellip
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Residents Demand Low-Income Housing After Homeless Services Leaves

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West 107th Street residents met with Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess April 8 to discuss the shelter on their block. Though Hess spent much of the meeting explaining how the shelter will affect the neighborhood until the department pulls out Dec. 1, residents focused their discussion on the building being converted into affordable [&hellip
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