Could You Live Here? As City Pushes For Smaller Apts, We Look at Life 300-sq.-ft. and Below

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

MAYORS_OFFICE_7536482698_5 copy City is pushing for even smaller apartments Manhattan residents pride themselves on their creative uses of space. Using the oven for storage is an amateur move compared to the ingenuity of how some people make their tiny spaces work; lofted beds have become de rigueur. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning on pushing New Yorkers’ [&hellip
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The Wild Woman of East 77th Street

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homeless2 By Amanda Woods Nikki Henkin stood in front of her apartment on East 77th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, holding up a flip camera to capture a video of Susan (not her real name), a neighborhood homeless woman who screams wildly, coughs repeatedly and deliberately spits on passersby. Pedestrians in Susan’s path clear sidewalks, [&hellip
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Armond White: Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises Markets Mediocrity

Written by Armond White on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

dark-knight-rises-mano-a-mano-300x168 A better movie than The Dark Knight Rises would invite discussion of its content, but interpretation (“What’s that?” say Avengers fans) isn’t even required of this third entry in Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise. A film of empty spectacle, its actual content (formulaic violence, humorless dialogue, unvarying solemnity) runs second to the blatant process of supplying [&hellip
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Armond White: Channing Tatum Hides Behind Magic Mike

Written by Armond White on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Film, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

channing-tatum-new-magic-mike-stills So what if Channing Tatum started as a stripper? The problem with Magic Mike, the semi-autobiographical melodrama he co-produced, is that he couldn’t find a filmmaker to properly translate that beefcake experience to the screen. Whatever Tatum knows about working-class ambition and exploitation (personal or Hollywood style) gets lost in director Steven Soderbergh’s affectless look [&hellip
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Punished for Pot, Fieldston Seniors Hold an Anti-Prom on a Yacht

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Ethical Culture Fieldston School. Photo by Andrew Schwartz. By Rebecca Harris When a group of New York prep school students were banned from attending their senior prom last month after getting high on a class trip, their parents were angry—some at the school administration more than at their kids, students say. Quick to lay down the law, one or several of those parents [&hellip
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After Receiving a $350k Hospital Bill, Jordan Zakarin Writes a Letter to the Supreme Court

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Heart Dear Supreme Court, Before you say anything, I know: You’re busy, are by nature disinclined to associate with the written word, and certainly do not participate in the antiquated practice of considering facts, figures or the interest of the American (non-corporation) people these days. But I’m bored at home and am feeling a bit edgy, [&hellip
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Sponge Bob, the 30 lb. Cat, Finds New Home

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By Paul Bisceglio New York’s tubbiest tabby has a new home. Sponge Bob, the 30 lb. feline media sensation, made his debut with his new owners last week on the purple carpet at Animal Haven’s second annual Performance for the Animals benefit concert and auction at City Winery in Tribeca. Two months ago, Sponge Bob’s [&hellip
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Summer is Coming: Summer Guide 2012

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Books, Breaking News, Eat & Drink, Film, Miscellaneous, Museums, Music, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, TV, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Summer_Cover.indd It’s still the early part of the season, the good part, when summer hours kick into effect (for the luckiest among us), before the tourist invasion starts and the city starts to heat up and emit that special odor that’s uniquely New York in August. There’s no better time to be in the city for [&hellip
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Celebrity Summer Guide

Written by NY Press on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Rachel Roy and Shauna Mei Celebrate Dr. Deepak Chopra's Law of Attraction Mp3 Playbutton All interviews by Angela Barbuti Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Store What’s your favorite thing about New York in the summer? The colorful flowers along Park Avenue and in Central Park and the happy vibe when seeing New Yorkers in bright candy colors on the street. What’s your favorite summertime activity? Going to the [&hellip
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What Happens When 40,000 Orthodox Jewish Men Take Over Citi Field?

Written by Matt Harvey on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Breaking News

The orthodox community came out to protest the dangers of the internet, but a counter rally shed light on a different problem—hushed up sex abuse.   By Matt Harvey They traveled in cars and buses from far Rockland County and Lakewood, New Jersey. But mostly they took the subway from points in Brooklyn: Midwood, Crown [&hellip
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