TEXTILE RECYCLING DRIVE

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GrowNYC and Wearable Collections, two environmental groups, are organizing a joint textile drive at the West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue Greenmarket Sunday, April 11. The organizations are trying to keep textiles out of the city’s waste stream. Wearable Collections points to a recent study that found the city annually wastes 386 million pounds of [&hellip
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Elderly Man Mugged

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An 87-year-old man was mugged March 31 at 2:11 p.m., after he finished grocery shopping. Police said that assailant David Simmon, 47, started shaking the elderly Upper West Side man on the northwest corner of West 68th Street and Broadway. During the interaction, Simmons allegedly lifted the man’s wallet out of his pocket. The man [&hellip
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Financial Folly

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Police said that a student organization at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, the Fordham Follies, was robbed March 29. A member of the performance group told police that $2,400 that the group had collected was stolen from an office at the Fordham University School of Law, 140 W. 62nd St., between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. [&hellip
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West Side School Picked for PCB Removal

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P.S. 199 will be part of a study to target and remove PCBs, a cancer-causing substance, throughout public schools in the five boroughs. Two years ago, the man-made chemical was found in the Upper West Side school, at 270 W. 70th St. between West End and Amsterdam avenues. An investigation revealed that the school was [&hellip
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WHERE THE BUILDINGS HAVE NO NUMBERS

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Most New Yorkers have been frustrated trying to find buildings with missing addresses, but Upper West Siders now know that they are home to one of the highest rates of unmarked buildings in the borough. A survey conducted by the office of Borough President Scott Stringer found that Columbus Avenue between West 67th and 83rd [&hellip
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