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BY JACKSON CHEN | Even as the Chapin School approaches another round of community meetings regarding the proposed expansion of its Upper East Side campus, it must also deal with a lawsuit recently filed by its neighbors. The private, all-girls K-12 school has been talking about adding three floors to its eight-story campus since May […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | As Manhattan picks up the pieces from a deadly crane collapse in Tribeca, the incident has sent shockwaves of concern throughout the borough. On February 5, a massive crawler crane toppled onto Worth Street between Hudson and Church Streets, scraping along four buildings before crushing David Wichs, a 38-year-old Upper West Sider. […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | A Sutton Place neighborhood organization has filed a rezoning proposal in an attempt to block the development of a 90-story “supertower” and preserve the residential feel of their community. According to the January 21 application filed with the Department of City Planning, the East River Fifties Alliance wants the area from East […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | As a tennis court operator’s contract for a park underneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge nears its end, Community Board 8 is ramping up its efforts to “de-privatize” Queensboro Oval. According to the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Sutton East Tennis has been operating courts at Queensboro Oval — located between […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | The packed sardines who have to put up with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Lexington Avenue subway line now at least have access to free Wi-Fi in the Upper East Side underground stations. Transit Wireless, the company that began tackling the MTA wireless service goals in 2010, hosted a December 8 press event […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | Bill de Blasio had been mayor just over a month when Jon Stewart asked him if banning the Central Park horse carriages would turn out to be his Guantanamo — referring to President Barack Obama’s unfulfilled campaign promise to close the US detention camp there. The mayor was willing to engage the […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | In approving its 2015-2019 capital plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board has cut nearly $1 billion in funding from the long-delayed Second Avenue Subway project. The cut, announced October 28, comes on the heels of the city’s promise earlier in the month to more than triple its original $657 million contribution to […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | Local officials and stakeholders are working together in an effort to bring a Business Improvement District to the busiest stretch of East 86th Street and surrounding commercial strips. Home to one of the more stressed train stations in the city, East 86th Street has garbage cans that are often filled past the […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | At the first Democratic presidential debate last week, gun control was one of the issues that took center stage. Touting their bad ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and effectively declaring outright war on the organization, the candidates showed how potent the issue has become among Democratic primary voters, with even […]

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