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Dewing Things Better: The Meaning of the Holidays

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

images (1) “Sitting here in this charming Upper East Side restaurant, it’s as if nothing horrendous happened only a few miles away.” Words from a visiting former New Yorker remind me that more hurricane-unscathed New Yorkers need to get out and visit South Street Seaport and other areas battered and shuttered by the hurricane. Communities like Staten [&hellip
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Dewing Things Better, Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah lessons; the dangers of over-drinking By Bette Dewing “Or as Abraham understands God to have told him, ‘heyay beracha’: ‘Be a blessing.’ That is why we are here.” —Rabbi Harvey M. Tattelbaum. How do we do that? Well, surely by not over-drinking. —Bette Dewing The above quote once ran in Our Town’s section [&hellip
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The Light of Looking Better

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing(as) Energy-efficient bulbs zap life from the everyday “Looking better” does get our attention. But it’s the lighting, stupid (not you), that can make or break our appearance. Only a few—including Rep. Michele Bachmann—protest the so-called energy efficients for making us, our clothes and furnishings look rather, well, lifeless. To save lighting energy positively, sharply reduce [&hellip
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Dewing Responds To McCourt Column

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To the Editor: Whatever media can do to “unmask alcoholism,” as Malachy McCourt does in his “Alcoholism Unmasked” column (March 4) is most welcome. But, hey, don’t be anonymous in accusing “certain columnists in this paper” of saying it’s a matter of willpower, a character defect, [something that shows the need for] responsible drinking lessons, [&hellip
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PEDS NEED BETTER ADVOCATE

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To the Editor: Regarding the letter from Peter Goldwasser of Transportation Alternatives to Bette Dewing (“Efforts for Pedestrians,” Nov. 6)—first, I would like to applaud Bette Dewing for her years of hard work as an activist on issues such as noise, bikes and the community. Second, if Transportation Alternatives is the “strongest advocate for pedestrians,” [&hellip
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OP-ED: When a community loses its pillars

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By Bette Dewing Too little considered is how the “small business” label doesn’t really reflect the incalculable good these independent eateries and neighborhood stores do for big city life. “Community pillars” is more like it, a label we found in Danny Meyer’s impassioned oh-so-welcome July 3rd Times op-ed, “There Goes the Neighborhood Café.” Meyer is [&hellip
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