Update: Homeless Hostel Plan Compromise

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UPDATE  MARCH 3, 2010 Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito has brokered a compromise with the Department of Homeless Services regarding the use of a West 107th Street hostel as emergency homeless housing. In order to accommodate a growing homeless population and quell community opposition, the West Side Inn Hostel, at 237 W. 107th St., will continue [&hellip
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Where Has All the Moo Shoo Gone?

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No sooner had I buzzed in the delivery guy from Sura Thai Kitchen than my children were circling like sharks for the kill. Releasing the fragrance of Thai basil and peanut oil from plastic containers of Pad Thai and Pad Se Ew, I suddenly realized I was part of the trend sited by Village Voice [&hellip
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Fence Gets Funds

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Long standing plans for a new fence to ring the I.S. 44 schoolyard got one step closer to reality after the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District announced a new infusion of funding Feb. 11. The BID received a $350,000 capital grant, arranged by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, to cover most of the project’s cost. The [&hellip
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MORE BUBBLE TROUBLE

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Tennis aficionados have griped about paying new fees if the city goes through with its plan to put a bubble over the Central Park tennis courts during the colder months. But a new concern voiced by several community members is about the cost of simply keeping the bubble running. At a Feb. 11 meeting of [&hellip
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POL’S FARM BILL

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Concerned about cruelty on New York State’s dairy farms, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal has introduced a bill that would outlaw the forced removal of a cow’s tail, a practice known as “docking.” “I am committed to creating more humane conditions on our farms,” Rosenthal said in a statement. “New York is the third largest dairy [&hellip
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Two Arrested for Burglary

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Two people were arrested Feb. 17 after burglarizing an apartment on West 83rd Street, between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue. At 10:30 a.m., police saw 46-year-old Jimmy Sharpe and his 16-year-old male accomplice casing several apartment buildings. While the teen acted as lookout, police said they saw Sharpe push open the door of the [&hellip
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