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Upper West Siders Push for Bill to Curb Construction Noise Near Schools

Locals gave lengthy testimony about the negative effects of construction noise on schools.

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Upper West Siders Cite Health Risks in Suit Against Nursing Home Project

Construction would harm residents with serious health concerns like emphysema, the suit states. 

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Parents at UWS Elementary School Sue to Stop Nursing Home Construction

Parents say construction of the 20-story nursing home will be detrimental to their children's education.

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VIDEO: Shy Kids Read to Dogs to Overcome Literacy Fears

Children who are timid about reading aloud find freedom in reading to two Havanese dogs. 

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State Approves Controversial Nursing Home High-Rise Next to UWS School

The West 97th Street project has faced widespread opposition from the surrounding neighorhood. 

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UWS 'Sea of Concrete' Getting Closer to Becoming Public Plaza, Group Says

With the support of local leaders, the Stryker Park group said their plan has gained momentum. 

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Bill to Curb Construction Noise Near Schools Gains Support at UWS Rally

Parents and officials have been fighting a planned 20-story nursing home set to go up next to P.S. 63.

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Large Metal Dandelions to Spring from Upper West Side Block

A new public art project will feature flowers inspired by street signs on West 97th Street.

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UWS Parents Slam Chancellor for Ignoring Construction, Waitlist Issues

Parents grilled Carmen Fariña on the development near P.S. 163 and the long waitlist at P.S. 199.

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Pols Propose New Law to Curb Construction Near Schools at Rally

Local elected officials wants to require developers to get city approval to build near schools. 

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High Schooler Eyes Program to Boost English Language Learners' Confidence

The program would pair volunteers with struggling ELL students to boost their confidence in English.

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Locals Question Environmental Review of Controversial UWS Nursing Home

Locals affected by the proposed development criticized JHL's plan at a hearing with state officials.

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Toxic Levels of Lead Found at Nursing Home Development, Foes of Site Say

Jewish Home Lifecare is moving ahead with construction in 2014 despite continued outcry from neighbors. 

New York City »

Pre-K Admissions Have Parents Scrambling

Applications for the city's hundreds of free pre-K programs will be available in early March.