An Act of Disobedience

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

Upper East Siders opposed to Marine Transfer Station ratchet up pressure Yorkville Eight Upper East Siders opposed to the city’s plan to build a waste transfer station at 91st Street and York Avenue were arrested last Friday protesting the Sanitation Department’s removal of trees at Asphalt Green, a popular athletics complex at the epicenter of [&hellip
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Landlord vs. Tenant, This Time On The U.W.S.

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

Did Lynda Engstrom’s apartment really need an electrical upgrade? Lynda Engstrom is 73, a widowed daughter of Holocaust survivors who lives in a prewar building at 89th Street and West End Avenue. Right now, her rent-regulated apartment looks as if a hazmat team gave it the quarantine treatment. The living room furniture — all of [&hellip
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Caring For An Aging City

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

On the front lines with New York’s visiting nurses Aging in New York City has always been harder than in other cities: Consider walk-up apartments, trouble using public transportation, and pressure from aggressive landlords to free up rent-stabilized apartments. Amealya Blake has been working as a registered nurse for 11 years, covering a 20-block radius [&hellip
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Letter: Derelict Landscaping at Gracie Mansion

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

A reader says that sections of the historic mayoral residence’s lawn have been severely neglected By David B. Martin Upper East Side Please advise what I could do to to bring attention to the terrible condition of the hill at the foot of 89th East End Avenue, Gracie Mansion’s backyard. It’s turned into a dog [&hellip
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3 Tips for Choosing an Assisted-Living Home

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Expert advice on how to avoid the biggest mistakes when searching for retirement communities Seventy percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to a 2014 study by CareScout. “But that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice their quality of life,” says Peder Johnsen, CEO [&hellip
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Helping to Ease The Emotional Pain at 9/11 Museum

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

The museum has tried to address the substantial emotional impact its exhibits will have on visitors Downtown There are prominent videos of the twin towers collapsing and photos of people falling from them. Portraits of nearly 3,000 victims and voice mail messages from people in hijacked planes. But behind the wrenching sights and sounds of [&hellip
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Three Decades in Business, Then Gone

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

Long-time West Side laundromat forced out of neighborhood Rui Rong He says he can afford to keep the prices low at his wash and fold service on 88th Street and Columbus Avenue because his rent is low, only $880 a month. The space is small; you walk in and that’s it. A folding table sits [&hellip
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Taking Stock on the Upper West Side

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Lincoln Square BID holds its 17th annual meeting, talks of cutting through red tape Lincoln Square “Seven snowstorms, 56 inches of snow, it was an amazing winter,” said Monica Blum, President of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. “It was really a terrible winter, as we all know.” Blum was recapping the seventh snowiest winter [&hellip
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