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Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | There is a new member of the Hudson Guild family. On Mon., July 2, Hudson Guild took over the operation of the Polly Dodge Center at 538 W. 55th St. (btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) from the YWCA. “Recently, the YWCA decided to no longer operate the Polly Dodge Center […]

Playground Prodigies at PS 129

Playground Prodigies at PS 129

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Opera education in primary schools? Sounds pretty ambitious, but not in the view of Odelphia Pierre, principal of PS 129 on West 130th St. in Harlem, who appreciates the arts. “They just love it,” she beamed thinking of the third and fourth graders’ embrace of the Playground Operas, a program that has […]

BMCC Pantry Helps Food-Insecure Students

BMCC Pantry Helps Food-Insecure Students

BY LAURA HANRAHAN | Tucked away inside Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Single Stop — an on-campus student resource center — there is a small room that is having a big impact on students’ lives. The Panther Pantry, a new initiative from the Single Stop office, at 199 Chambers St., is providing students who experience food insecurities […]

Upper East Side High School Grads Win Scholarship, Mentorship Honors

Upper East Side High School Grads Win Scholarship, Mentorship Honors

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Three 2018 graduates of Upper East Side high schools have been selected among this year’s Milken Scholars. Caoimhe Boyle, Roy Kim, and Angelo Osofsky were chosen for their academic performance, community service, demonstrated leadership, and ability to persevere in tough situations. In their high schools, the young scholars took the lead on […]

UWS Participatory Budgeting Boosts Libraries, Schools, Firehouse

UWS Participatory Budgeting Boosts Libraries, Schools, Firehouse

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  | Grassroots democracy can be seen in action on the Upper West Side. City Councilmembers Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine announced winners of their respective participatory budgeting efforts where residents decide what’s to be done with around $1 million in discretionary funds in their district. Thousands of Upper West Siders voted this spring […]

Student Input, September Opening for PS 33 Playground

Student Input, September Opening for PS 33 Playground

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | It was an exciting day for the greening of Chelsea as students and faculty from PS 33 Chelsea Prep, at 281 Ninth Ave., btw. W. 26th & 27th Sts., participated in the groundbreaking for a $1.16 million state-of-the-art playground. The neighborhood space will be located on the W. 26th St. side […]

Council Votes to Shelter Homeless Youth Up to 24

Council Votes to Shelter Homeless Youth Up to 24

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | By unanimous votes on Mar. 7, the City Council approved three measures aimed at strengthening shelter options for homeless youth in New York, including a long contested move to raise the age limit for eligibility in youth shelters to include those 21 to 24 years old. The State Legislature last year […]

NYC Parks OKs Natural History Expansion; Critics Vow Lawsuit

NYC Parks OKs Natural History Expansion; Critics Vow Lawsuit

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Achieving a significant milestone in its effort to build a 245,000-square-foot expansion devoted to science education, the American Museum of Natural History has won approval for the project from the city Department of Parks and Recreation. That approval, announced last week, was necessary since construction of the Richard Gilder Center for […]

Museum Expansion, School Rezoning Dominate District 6 Council Debate

Museum Expansion,  School Rezoning Dominate  District 6 Council Debate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The primary election contest for the Upper West Side’s City Council District 6 seat features a rematch between the incumbent and the 2013 runner-up, but it was the third candidate’s main issue that dominated the first portion of an Aug. 17 debate in the three-way Democratic race. Speaking in a televised debate hosted […]

In UWS Reelection Bid, Helen Rosenthal Has Both Opponents and Antagonists

In UWS Reelection Bid, Helen Rosenthal Has Both Opponents and Antagonists

BY JACKSON CHEN | Incumbent City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal has at least four opponents in her bid for reelection to her District 6 seat, but those are not the only political antagonists she faces on the Upper West Side. Rosenthal will face off against challengers Mel Wymore and Cary Goodman in the September 12 Democratic primary, […]

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