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Tavern Dives Across The Street

Friday, November 30th, 2007

When a W. 14th St. bar was faced with relocation, its owner had to appeal anew to neighbors that had not looked kindly on him in the past.

McKenna’s Pub was displaced from 245 W. 14th St. — which is slated for demolition — but its owner, Brian McKenna, didn’t have to look far for a new location. The bar is set to occupy a new space in 250 W. 14th St. across the street. And his neighbors, who in the past have complained about the bar’s noise and disorder, can’t be pleased.

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Last Chance For Victory

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Three lawmakers have sued the state to demand that it keep the emergency room at Victory Memorial Hospital open, even if the rest of the medical center is forced to close down.

State Sen. Marty Golden (R — Bay Ridge), Rep. Vito Fossella (R — Bay Ridge) and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D — Bay Ridge) put aside partisan bickering on Tuesday to file a lawsuit against the Department of Health that seeks to reverse a state decision to close the financially strapped hospital.

“We have no other choice but to pursue legal action to force the state to do the right thing for our community,” said Fossella.

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Allies Split Over Rail Yard Plan

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Long-time allies in the effort to clean up pollution in Hunts Point have fallen out over the fate of the 28-acre corner of the Oak Point rail yard where the city wants to build a jail.

Congressman Jose Serrano has denounced Sustainable South Bronx’s longstanding plan to create an industrial park devoted to remanufacturing discarded construction material there.

In an open letter to the Hunts Point community, Serrano contends the proposal would merely add another dumping ground to a neighborhood already overburdened with waste.

“We’ve had enough,” said the Democrat, who represents New York’s 16th Congressional District in the South Bronx. “I can’t support the idea we’ll be putting a lot of fanfare behind a project where some people will be sorting other people’s garbage.”
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Got Money? Milk, Food Prices Soar

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Barbara Darby stopped her shopping cart and stared at the price for a gallon of milk.

$4.79

“Milk is almost $5?” Ms. Darby, a senior citizen from Riverdale, asked incredulously.

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New Owner Vows To Raise The Bar

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Searching for Section 8

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Older & Online

Monday, November 19th, 2007

A Big Loss For Victory

Friday, November 16th, 2007

New Bus Ferries Staten Islanders

Friday, November 16th, 2007