Upper West Siders Flock to New St. Agnes Library

by - February 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm - - 1 Comment

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By Harriet Flehinger
Several hundred adults and children crowded into the newly restored St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library on Thursday for opening day. The library, on Amsterdam Avenue Read More / Comment »

Private School’s Controversial Addition Approved by LPC

by - February 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm - - Comments Off on Private School’s Controversial Addition Approved by LPC

columbia prepThe Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School’s application to build a rear yard extension on Tuesday over the complaints of neighbors who said that it would change the character or the area, Curbed reported. Read More / Comment »

At Long Last, Upper West Side to Get a New School

by - January 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm - - 2 Comments

The Department of Education has finally responded to parents who complained about overcrowding in Upper West Side elementary schools, agreeing to open a new school on the Upper West Side this fall. Read More / Comment »

Two Concerts to Benefit Haiti, Thursday and Friday

by - January 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm - - Comments Off on Two Concerts to Benefit Haiti, Thursday and Friday

The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue at 30 West 68th Street is holding a concert of Jewish music on Thursday night at 7 p.m. to benefit the AJWS Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. Read More / Comment »

Controversial Private School Expansion Gets Nod

by - January 6, 2010 at 11:19 am - - Comments Off on Controversial Private School Expansion Gets Nod

Private school Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School won the approval of Community Board 7 on Tuesday night for an expansion into its rear yard. Read More / Comment »

CB7 to Vote on Bringing School Bake Sales Back

by - January 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm - - Comments Off on CB7 to Vote on Bringing School Bake Sales Back

cupcakeIt’s been a long, cold, cupcake-less year, but local officials want that to change. The community board will vote Tuesday night on whether to ask the city to allow bake sales at public schools. Read More / Comment »

2010 UWS Preview: Fashion, Controversy, and Trader Joe’s

by - January 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm - - Comments Off on 2010 UWS Preview: Fashion, Controversy, and Trader Joe’s

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The Upper West Side will get a lot more trendy and stylish in 2010, as Fashion Week moves from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center in September. So beware walking down Broadway in the 60’s without Read More / Comment »

New Species of Roach Found on the Upper West Side?

by - December 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm - - Comments Off on New Species of Roach Found on the Upper West Side?

cockroachWho says the only wildlife on the West Side are rabid raccoons and overindulged pets? Some enterprising students from Trinity High School on 91st street between Read More / Comment »

UWS School Called “Dangerous”; Students Disagree

by - December 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm - - Comments Off on UWS School Called “Dangerous”; Students Disagree

Middle School 256 at 93rd street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues made an inauspicious list this month. Along with nine other schools in New York City, the middle school has been labeled  “persistently dangerous”, according to the Columbia Spectator. Read More / Comment »

Fordham Says “Stay Off Our Lawn!”

by - December 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm - - Comments Off on Fordham Says “Stay Off Our Lawn!”

For years, Fordham University let people who live in the Alfred Condominium on 61st street and Amsterdam walk across the campus to get to West 62nd Street. But that’s about to end Read More / Comment »

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