GROUP WANTS CAR-FREE AMSTERDAM

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Taking a page from the “Summer Streets” program that closed off Park Avenue to automobile traffic, a business group wants to block off Amsterdam Avenue for a few Sundays in May. The Columbus/Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID) is close to getting the avenue approved for the city’s “Weekend Walks” program. If the mayor’s Street Activity [&hellip
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RESTAURANTEUR ACCUSED OF OWING WAGES

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Ex-employees of Café con Leche are accusing their former bosses of owing back wages. The former workers held a March 9 protest in front of the café, on Amsterdam Avenue between West 95th and 96th streets, according to Manhattan news website DNAInfo.com. Three employees—Panfilo Peofilo, Felix de Jesus and his cousin, Silvestre de Jesus—allege they [&hellip
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VALDES SCULPTURES MOVE FORWARD

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A proposed installation of bronze sculptures along the Broadway Malls got one step closer to final approval after Community Board 7’s Parks and Preservation Committee voted 7-0 in favor of approving the project at its March 11 meeting. The full board is now scheduled to consider the proposal at its April 6 meeting. If approved, [&hellip
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Inside Bank Job

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A teller was arrested March 11 for stealing from the TD Bank branch at 1995 Broadway and West 68th Street. Police said that Wendy Hernandez, 37, was making fake deposits into customers’ accounts, then withdrawing the money for herself. She is suspecting of engaging in the scheme since October 2009. Hernandez, who was charged with [&hellip
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Second Annual Business Survey Shows Signs of Life on West Side

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Business isn’t booming yet, but commerce on the Upper West Side is definitely experiencing a comeback. That’s the consensus emerging from local business leaders and the conclusion indicated by West Side Spirit’s second business survey, conducted almost exactly a year after the first. The methodology this year was the same: Feb. 22, West Side Spirit [&hellip
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