MOMS FOR CAR-FREE PARK

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A group of mothers rallied against the cars that traverse Central Park at excessive speeds, enter the park during car-free periods and engage in other behaviors that are unfriendly toward pedestrians. On Oct. 7, the stroller-clad group, called Mobilized Mothers, along with Borough President Scott Stringer and Council Member Gale Brewer, marched from Central Park [&hellip
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FREE AS A BIRD

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A Harris hawk takes flight during Central Park’s annual Falconry Extravaganza, held on Oct. 5. Visitors to the East Meadow were treated to up-close views of several birds of prey, including eagles, kestrels and hawks, as well as flight demonstrations where the birds displayed their skills in the air. The event was sponsored by the [&hellip
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COUNCIL CANDIDATES LOVE BREWER

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If Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to extend term limits for current office holders succeeds, Council Member Gale Brewer will likely run unopposed in a Democratic primary. Both current West Side council candidates registered with the city’s Campaign Finance Board said they would back Brewer for a third term. “We on the West Side have an [&hellip
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HIV/AIDS RESOLUTION

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. Jerrold Nadler joined representatives from both chambers of Congress to introduce a resolution calling for quality housing for people living with HIV/AIDS. “We need to expand access to prevention, care, treatment and support for people living with HIV, and housing is an important component of those efforts,” Clinton said. [&hellip
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FALL FESTIVAL

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The Upper West Side Recycling Center is sponsoring the 16th annual Upper Broadway Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. The center, based at 325 Riverside Drive, is co-sponsoring the event with the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing. The fair will feature more than 200 craft persons, antique dealers and artists, plus cultural exhibits. The [&hellip
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NEW YORK CARES

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The city’s largest volunteer event, New York Cares Day, is taking place next Saturday, Oct. 18. Volunteers will help revitalize 119 public schools across the city, including 25 in Manhattan. Projects include re-organizing libraries, planting flowers, painting classroom and fences, creating new murals and more. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers [&hellip
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PREPPING FOR PH.D.S

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Last week, John J. Flynn was named first dean of the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History. Flynn is chairman and Frick Curator of Fossil Mammals, Division of Paleontology. The Gilder Graduate School was established in October 2006, following approval by the New York State Board of Regents for the [&hellip
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STREETS RENAMED

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Last Wednesday, the City Council approved the renaming of three Upper West Side streets after community housing and tenant’s rights activists. West 95th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West will be renamed after Robert Woolis, the co-founder of the Mitchell Lama Residents’ Coalition and longtime advocate of the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program. Another [&hellip
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MUSEUM MOVE

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After six years and a $90 million renovation, the Museum of Arts and Design opened the doors of its new home on Saturday, Sept. 27. The museum’s new location, at 2 Columbus Circle, includes 14,000 square feet of gallery space, a 155-seat theater, new education facilities and artist workspace. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined a [&hellip
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