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JamesKelleher_330West95th Broadway Writer Found Dead Early on Monday morning, DNAinfo and other news outlets reported, writer Mark O’Donnell was found dead outside his home on Riverside Drive. Authorities at first did not identify the man who had collapsed outside 202 Riverside Dr. but pronounced him dead at the scene, apparently having suffered cardiac arrest. O’Donnell was [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Brewer Intros New Bike Legislation Following last week’s news from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that they will be unleashing a new education and enforcement team for commercial cyclists on the Upper West Side, Council Member Gale Brewer announced that she’s also introducing a new bill to reform the city’s commercial cycling laws at a [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Bus Shelter Planned for W. 72nd Street After years of waiting for a solution from the Department of Transportation (DOT), bus riders will finally have a bus shelter again on West 72nd Street and Broadway. The original shelter was removed in 2010, when the stop for the M5, M57 and M72 bus routes was moved [&hellip
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By Maya Guimaraes & Amanda Woods & Adel Manoukian BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY The 31st annual Bloomsday on Broadway event will celebrate with the theme “Music in Bloom” this Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at Symphony Space, featuring music and readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Ulysses tells the story of hero Leopold Bloom’s journey through [&hellip
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by Megan Bungeroth               Sheepskins and Soledad CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien (left) was the commencement speaker at Hunter College’s 205th graduation ceremony, which was presided over by Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. The commencement ceremony, where 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees, took place at the [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Amanda Woods UWS Slasher Convicted A state Supreme Court jury found Upper West Side resident Julian Kurita guilty of second degree murder last week. Kurita was convicted of killing his father, Fumitaka Kurita, in their shared Upper West Side home on July 19, 2010. That night, police received a 911 [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Espaillat Picks Up Big Endorsement Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión announced his endorsement of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s congressional candidacy last week, which will no doubt help Espaillat’s efforts in the Manhattan/Bronx district, where he is running against longtime Manhattan Rep. Charlie Rangel, among several others. “I have worked at the White House alongside [&hellip
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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Anam Baig, Megan Bungeroth & Sean Creamer WEST SIDE LAWMAKER PROTECTS PREGNANT WORKERS Last week, Upper West Side Rep. Jerrold Nadler joined three Democratic co-sponsors in introducing new federal legislation that would provide protections for pregnant woman against unfair job discrimination. Nadler joined fellow New York City Rep. Carolyn Maloney and two others [&hellip
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