HESCHEL RENOVATES

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The Abraham Joshua Heschel School won community board approval to construct a new building for its early education, lower and middle school divisions. The 135,000-square-foot facility is planned for the corner of West 61st Street and West End Avenue, adjacent to Heschel High School. Community Board 7 overwhelmingly passed a resolution at its Feb. 2 [&hellip
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SCHOOL EXPANSION OK’D

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The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Columbia Grammar and Prep’s controversial rear-yard addition Feb. 9. The commission voted unanimously in favor of the project, which underwent several changes to appease neighbors’ concerns. Commission chair Robert Tierney said it is a “fine project that’s been done carefully and sensitively,” according to spokesperson Lisi de Bourbon
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TUNE IN FOR JOB TIPS

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The city has launched a new television series to give New Yorkers tips on how to land a job. The 10-part series, “Job Hunt on NYC Life,” features advice on navigating the job market, using technology to land a job and nailing an interview. Host Tory Johnson, founder and CEO of Women for Hire, speaks [&hellip
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Posthumous Bronze Star for WWII Vet

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Rep. Charles Rangel presented a posthumous Bronze Star Jan. 25 to Joseph Gould, a former Upper West Sider and operative for the Army’s Office of Strategic Services during World War II. The award was accepted by Gould’s son Jonathan, who said in a separate interview that he was “very proud and very pleased that I [&hellip
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A NEW SUBTERRANEAN WAY

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A view looking north through a completed section of the No. 7 subway line extension. Farther down the tunnel, a drilling machine is heading north from West 34th Street to West 42nd Street to create the new extension that will connect the line to the Hudson Yards vicinity. For more subway construction photos, visit our [&hellip
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Open Mic at Sugar Bar

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Steps from the No. 1/2/3 subway at West 72nd Street, regulars and newcomers packed Sugar Bar, a cozy restaurant and bar owned by the soul music duo Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Professionally known as Ashford & Simpson, the married couple is responsible for composing legendary hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All [&hellip
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Pioneering Sex Offender Bill in N.Y.

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A state legislator wants to make sure that no more sex offenders get hired as building superintendents in New York. Assembly Member Micah Kellner said he introduced the bill after hearing that convicted sex offender William Barnason was working at three Upper West Side buildings, two on West 75th Street and one on West 73rd [&hellip
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Abe Lincoln Meets iTunes

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New York City’s museums provide a wealth of programs for adults and children, but fewer offerings are aimed at the demographic in between: middle and high school students. As part of its current exhibit “Lincoln and New York,” the New-York Historical Society has developed audio tours produced by, and geared toward, teenagers. “The idea was [&hellip
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