WAITING FOR PARK CLEAN UP

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Almost two months after alerting the Parks Department about the grubby state of Verdi Park, at West 73rd Street and Broadway, Council Member Gale Brewer got her wish: an additional worker will be stationed there starting Jan. 26, according to a parks department spokesperson. Brewer wrote the Parks Department Nov. 19 to request funding for [&hellip
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BREWER MOVES UP IN COUNCIL

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Council Member Gale Brewer got a bump in status in this year’s Council class. Brewer now chairs the Council’s Government Operations Committee, perhaps best known for holding two marathon meetings on the term limits extension in 2008. The committee heard 20 hours of testimony on the controversial matter over two days
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CITY TO STUDY PCB REMOVAL

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Two years after toxic PCBs were found in P.S. 199, the city and federal Environmental Protection Agency agreed to address this chemical. The city will conduct a study to better target and remove PCBs, a man-made, cancer-causing chemical used in construction and electrical products before 1978. The legally-binding agreement was reached after the city possibly [&hellip
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Rents In Flux

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During the final months of 2008, Upper West Side rents were high and there were a limited number of available apartments. Broker Rachel Erlich frequently saw owners tell prospective tenants with concerns to take it or leave it. Erlich, with 18 years in the real estate industry, now sees a different environment for renters. “Business [&hellip
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Jeffrey Toobin

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New Yorker staff writer, CNN senior analyst and fantasy football fanatic Jeffrey Toobin is a Harvard Law School graduate who has written several books about various high profile court cases. His work includes The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson and his most recent book, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of [&hellip
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