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Articles about "Upper East Side Residents"

  • UES Property Values Rise as Second Ave. Subway Nears Completion By Jonathan Tuason | April 01, 2014

    The Second Avenue subway line is finally nearing completion.  After its 2007 start, the first phase of the line will finally be set to be operational by December 2016, opening up subway transportation much of the east side.  As it turns out, good things also come to those who wait.

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  • Spike Lee Selling Historic Mansion: Listed for $32 Million By Kamini Ramdeen | February 12, 2014

    What do, the daughter of William K. Vanderbilt, long distance aero-engine inventor Charles Lanier Lawrance, and a famed-burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, have in common? The answer, the Hatch House, which is currently filmmaker and famed Knicks fan Spike Lee’s, 153 East 63rd Street mansion.

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  • Tonight, The Stars Descend on NYC: Fashion’s Night Out By Aby Thomas | September 06, 2012

    We are not entirely sure of it, but it is certainly possible that tonight, some blissfully unaware person will ask, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” And the answer to that, of course, is because today is Fashion’s Night Out in New York City! As the city readies itself for the action past Fashion Weeks have seen, tonight, more than 700 stores around the city are playing a part in this annual shopping extravaganza, which will see movie celebrities, reality TV icons, star designers and more come into the city and jostle with, well, you! Tonight, you’ll be especially glad about living in a Manhattan apartment—this is probably the starriest night of the year in the city, and no matter which Manhattan neighborhood you are in, there is something happening right around the corner.

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  • Work Halted On Second Avenue Subway After Tuesday’s Explosion By Aby Thomas | August 22, 2012

    The corner of 72nd Street and Second Avenue on Tuesday afternoon was a picture of mayhem and confusion when a planned underground explosion went awry and saw smoke and debris erupting at least eight stories into the air, shattering windows and rattling both passersby and residents of the Upper East Side. The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Joseph J. Lhota, has called the Tuesday explosion at the Second Avenue Subway construction site “unacceptable,” halting all work at the site until a full investigation is made into the incident, so that it never happens again in the future.

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  • New Yorker Redefines the Meaning of Trash By Stephanie Spencer | July 25, 2012

    The phrase ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is personified in the work of 58-year-old Nelson Molina, a sanitation worker who has been collecting and displaying disregarded trinkets for almost two decades. A specialist with an eye for long forgotten paintings, gadgets, and gizmos, Molina began his journey accidentally when he noticed that various Manhattan neighborhoods harbored unique treasures within their garbage bags. Making his affinity for collecting garbage public, fellow sanitation workers soon began contributing to Molina’s heap, saving whatever shreds of trash that they thought he may find interesting. Eventually word spread rapidly, and sanitation workers from other boroughs were visiting Molina offering their contributions.

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  • UES Trash Station Is a Done Deal By Stephanie Spencer | July 23, 2012

    Oppositional apartment owners of the Upper East Side’s future 91st street Garbage Transfer Station received disheartening news when it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to begin construction, one of the final steps required to begin assembling the station. The Solid Waste Management Plan, which was designed by the Bloomberg administration as a way to make each borough take individual responsibility for their waste, has been heavily protested by Upper East Side residents since it was announced in 2006. They say that the facility will have devastating environmental effects on the neighborhood. Residents and officials argue that not only will the streets be riddled with garbage trucks transporting trash daily, but also that the East River dump site will be located near multiple housing projects, hospitals, and schools, therefore posing a threat to local health.

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