Spring Protection for Cats and Dogs

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Pets The warm weather means it’s time to check up on your pets’ well being and safety As we say goodbye to the chills and snow and hello to the sun, be aware of seasonal hazards that can threaten your pets. Experts at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and [&hellip
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Op-Ed: The Cost of an S.R.O.’s Empty Beds

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Helen Rosenthal The Imperial Court at 307 W. 79th St. has been a rent-stabilized Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building for decades. SRO apartments are modest, composed of a single room that shares a bathroom and kitchen with several neighbors, but they are invaluable to low-income residents, who have few other options. For those of [&hellip
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The noise in our heads

Written by Nick Martinez on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

What’s up with that? A bill in the City Council attacks 24-hour work permits For three nights in recent months, the construction project near where Jane Bonia lives has been loud enough to jolt her out of bed. “The noise is incredibly loud,” said Bonia. “It’s impossible to sleep while they’re banging on metal. I’m [&hellip
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Teens on the Community Board

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

A resolution in the City Council would open up the boards to younger members Seventeen-year-old Quentin Dupouy became interested in politics when he campaigned for Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012. Later he attended community board meetings to draw attention to a program he created to help foreign exchange students learn English. This led him to [&hellip
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Honoring a Mayor in the Name of a Public Servant

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is honoring Mayor David Dinkins at the inaugural Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Awards Upper West Side This April, the New York Society for Ethical Culture will be honoring two great New Yorkers in the name of another who embodies the ethics of service that the organization champions. Mayor David [&hellip
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Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit

   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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