Duane Wants Early Board 7 Bike Lane Review

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With many community leaders on board for the new protected bicycle lanes planned for Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, State Sen. Tom Duane wants the Department of Transportation to release the plan for full public review sooner than usual. Duane sent a Feb. 9 letter to the department, signed by other West Side elected officials, asking [&hellip
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Rep. Maloney: No Regrets

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Near-blizzard conditions may have kept Rep. Carolyn Maloney from Washington, D.C., but the weather did not deter her from a morning interview on MSNBC, or a visit to Manhattan Media’s offices later that day. The eight-term Congresswoman stopped by to talk about her latest legislative accomplishments, primary elections and what she’s been reading. By the [&hellip
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Touro Founder Dies

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Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and sole president of Touro College, died Feb. 8 at the age of 94, due to congestive heart failure. Touro’s Lander College for Women, at West 60th Street, is a part of the network of schools that Lander founded in his mission to provide quality, faith-based higher education to the Jewish [&hellip
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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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