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Pet Protest

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Protesters didn’t care that how much the puppies in the windows were. They didn’t even want them there in the first place. Over 20 protesters marched outside Pet Fashion’s Columbus Avenue location, to denounce the store’s decision to sell puppies. The four-month-old store has only been selling canines for a month, but protester believe the […]

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Pedicab Regulations hit the UWS

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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No license, no rides. Effective this weekend, the city’s pedicabs, or tricycles had to submit licensing applications and forms to the Department of Consumer Affairs and will now face city regulation.

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Poll

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Favorite Pop Diva of the Moment?(polls)

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UWS' Apple is finally here, but….

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by .

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On Saturday, Upper West Siders got a taste of their very own Apple store.  The City Room Blog has more, but many were surprised at the understated aspects of the store: The store is only two floors The store is the shortest (45-feet high) building on the Upper West Side Ron Johnson, Apple’s Retail Vice […]

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Election week and the UWS

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Election week has come and gone. Here’s a look at some city-wide results: Democrat John Liu won the City Comptroller race Democrat Bill de Blasio scored a victory in the race for  Public Advocate Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated a victory over Democrat Bill Thompson in the mayoral race

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Cyclists and the City II

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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So I’m hoping you’ll remember my post about protected bike lanes on the Upper West Side.  At the time, the news was still fresh and hadn’t had time to simmer in people’s minds.  This week, I followed up on the original story, and heard some opinions from cyclists and UWS residents: Melba Nunez, 48, is […]

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An Education in Recession

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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There are very lucky few New Yorkers who are “Recession-Proof.” Schools, unfortunately are not–even ones on the Upper West Side. According to Community Board 7, the Upper West Side’s median household is around $90,633—about 80 percent higher than the median for the City.

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Cyclists and the City

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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Last week, Community Board 7 voted 28-7 on a resolution in favor of Protected Bike Lanes on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Unlike the bike lanes that are in place, these lanes which have been installed in Chelsea and places in Midtown, will be physically separated from the flow of traffic and are protected with special […]

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Marching for Equality

Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by .

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Tens of thousands took to Washington D.C.’s streets for the National Equality March this Sunday.   The march capped off a busy week in LGBT news.

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Bloomberg and Gay Voters

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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(a video on Bloomberg speaking at an LGBT Rally in May) This week, Mayor Bloomberg backtracked on his statements and his (on the record) doubts about Albany passing a gay marriage bill and changed his tune.  Originally he had stated chances were at “zero.” This week he stated: “I was asked by one of the […]

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