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Posted on 17. May, 2010 by .

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A Possible End in Sight for 452 Ft. Washington Ave.

Posted on 13. Dec, 2009 by .

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I have been following the situation at 452 Fort Washington Ave. for about a month now. Tenants have been litigating with their landlord, Dorothea Levine, for over four years because they find the building’s conditions unlivable. Here are some of the problems in the building: Three apartments have not had working bathrooms since January 2008, […]

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Slummin' it at 452 Fort Washington Ave.

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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From the outside, 452 Fort Washington Ave. looks like another art deco building lining the picturesque block. But inside some residents live with crumbling walls, demolished bathrooms and gutted rooms. At least half of the building’s 29 occupied units face some kind of a housing violation. Several residents that live in rent-controlled apartments said Dorothea […]

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Black Friday Calm in Manhattan

Posted on 28. Nov, 2009 by .

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When I went out Friday morning to buy my Canon Rebel XSi, I expected frenzied crowds, snatching up everything in sight. I imagined fighting over the last camera with angry middle-aged women in sweatpants, with red faces and popping eyes. I was happy to find that all my expectations proved false.  I went to several […]

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New Coast Guard Auxiliary Commander Comes From Wa-Hi

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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With so many stories paying tribute to war veterans lately, I wanted to pay tribute to the coast guard auxiliarists. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is made up of civilian men and women that donate more than two million hours annually nationwide, mainly for concerns related to marine safety. Washington Heights resident John Gallager, 49, will […]

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Fortune Society Helps Ex-Offenders Get Jobs

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .

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Every two weeks Fortune Society, a non-profit organization that helps formerly incarcerated individuals reintegrate into society, holds a ten-day “Soft Skills Workshop,” or a workshop that teaches ex-offenders the skills they need to get a job. The class includes attitude adjustment training and mock job interviews, taught by, in many cases, ex-offenders who decided to […]

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Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by .

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Shoot to Kill

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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Today in the morning an employee who was fired two years ago, came back to his former office and shot six people, killing one, in Orlando, Fla. Yesterday, an army psychiatrist opened fire on a crowd of soldiers, killing 13 at Fort Hood, a military post in Texas. These incidences don’t seem to be connected […]

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Losing My Religion on eBay

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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This weekend I got into a bit of a dispute over a bid gone wrong on eBay. It was my first experience with eBay and I didn’t take it as seriously as I should have. I admit, I didn’t read all the rules before I clicked “agree” or “accept,” (I fail to recall the exact […]

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Daily Shopping Frenzy on Brighton Beach Avenue

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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Before I moved to my current place, I lived on Brighton Beach, a neighborhood mostly populated by emigres from the former Soviet Union, for almost a year. In the Russian-American community, and even in Russia, Brighton Beach is known as the place to go food shopping. When I first moved there last October I was […]

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