Nonprofit Requests Audible Traffic Signal

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The perplexing Columbus Avenue-meets-Broadway-meets-West 65th Street intersection is difficult to navigate for most New Yorkers. But less than a block away is the Jewish Guild for the Blind, where about a dozen legally blind people work and hundreds of people receive services each week. After years of lobbying by the guild, the Department of Transportation [&hellip
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Rebecca Stead Goes Back in Time

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Writer Rebecca Stead revisited her 1970s New York City childhood and wove it with a time travel twist for her second book, When You Reach Me (Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99). The young adult novel, which won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for children’s literature in January, follows latchkey kid Miranda as she tries to make [&hellip
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At the Ready

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Hopefully, readers will never have to experience Roosevelt Hospital Center’s new Emergency Department. But it’s still comforting to know that the two-and-a-half year, $22 million renovation put a state-of-the-art ER right in West Siders’ backyards. Eileen Yost, nurse manager of the department, at 1000 10th Ave. and West 59th Street, collaborated with a team of [&hellip
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D.O.T. LATE ON TRAFFIC PLAN

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Council Member Gale Brewer is accusing the Department of Transportation of being noncompliant with a law to study traffic. Brewer authored a bill, signed into law in 2008, which requires the department to reduce traffic congestion and promote buses, ferries, bicycling and walking. An annual report is due to the Council by Nov. 1. Brewer [&hellip
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SPOTLIGHT ON MANHATTAN VALLEY

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Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell will host a “Visioning Forum” for Manhattan Valley to discuss neighborhood strengths and improvements residents would like to see. “Historically, Manhattan Valley has not received the attention nor the resources it has deserved,” O’Donnell said. “I convened this forum as an opportunity for Manhattan Valley stakeholders to discuss the neighborhood’s strengths [&hellip
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