Dancing through the real estate market

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

A former star ballet dancer has found a new calling in selling residential real estate Heather Stein has found a most unusual niche: the native New Yorker is a professional ballerina turned real estate star. Stein, who recently won the Real Estate Board of New York’s 2013 Deal of the Year award for a complicated [&hellip
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Jewish Home Lifecare: The effect on schools

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

Details about how construction will affect P.S. 163 will be included in a forthcoming environmental impact statement Upper West side Assembly member Daniel O’Donnell sent a letter to the state health department blasting a report by Jewish Home Lifecare that, he said, fails to take into account the effect that building a 20-story nursing home [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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

Park Avenue Christian Church has finally separated from its day school, ending a contentious period with school parents. School separation deal now done New York Post: Following Park Avenue Christian Church’s decision to sell its five-story annex, Park Avenue Day School and the church have officially separated. The move takes the day school over to [&hellip
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Out & About

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

Monday, March 10 Housing committee, CB7 Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street 6:30 p.m., Free Discussion with Jean Green Dorsey, President of Westgate/Stonehenge Tenant Association on exclusion of stabilized tenants from communal building facilities. Review of local legislators’ housing agendas. Follow-up on CB7 Housing agenda for 2014Agenda to be announced. nyc.gov/html/mancb7 Do You Believe [&hellip
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In Brief

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

< For U.W.S. rents, a (relative) bargain Upper west Side More data for the real-estate obsessed: Zumper.com, a listings web site, has tallied up median rents throughout Manhattan, and comes up with some surprising findings. For Upper West Siders — or at least for people in the neighborhood wanting to rent an apartment — some [&hellip
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Cracking Down on Cab Drivers

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

New legislation would yank TLC licenses of drivers who injure or kill pedestrians A recent spate of pedestrian fatalities has sparked a massive push to overhaul traffic laws in the city, with leaders pushing initiatives that would hold cabbies more accountable for their driving. On the Upper West Side, where three such tragedies occurred in [&hellip
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The Long, Long Wait for Tavern on the Green

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

The restaurant revamp in Central Park is again behind schedule For five years now, New Yorkers have been anxiously awaiting the reopening of Tavern on the Green, the iconic restaurant in Central Park. Sadly, they’re going to have to wait a little longer. The restaurant was slated to reopen for business this month, following months [&hellip
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2014 New Taste of the Upper West Side Announces Lineup

Written by Sharon on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

This May, the local food festival New Taste of the Upper West Side will return to the neighborhood, with a lineup of new and returning restaurants, notable chefs and star-studded hosts for a three-night culinary celebration. The event, created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), will donate all net proceeds from the weekend [&hellip
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Out & About

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

Friday, Feb 28 Cook for Shabbat With Your Tot 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76 Street 10 – 11:15 a.m., $36 member, $46 non-member Learn about the history and traditions of Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your [&hellip
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