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OTTY Awards 2014

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DEAR VALUED AND ENGAGED READER: Thanks for your commitment and interest in your local newspaper. For the past decade Our Town has been recognizing East Siders making a difference in the neighborhood with an OTTY (Our Town Thanks You) Award. We continue that long-standing tradition of the following pages. In trying to decide who to [&hellip
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Inspiring The U.E.S.

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In a recent drive back from Albany, Senator Liz Krueger was discussing with an intern the meaning of her work and the stamina it takes to stay positive since she loses so many more fights than she wins. In addition to inspiring her intern, she has inspired the entire Upper East Side community with her [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 28 The Paper Bag Players Workshop Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street 3:30 p.m., Free The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players. Each session will deal with the elements [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 28 Phoenix: Spotlight on the Exhibition The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. 3 – 4 p.m., $20 Climb through the Cathedral’s walls and walk along its corridors for an exclusive look at the contemporary art exhibition, Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral. Visitors will participate in a lively discussion [&hellip
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In Brief

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Girl Scout Cookies Pop Up – But Without Gluten-Free Option New Yorkers, rejoice. It’s Girl Scout cookie season, but those without knocks on their apartment doors from neighborhood Scouts needn’t despair. On March 18, a pop-up Girl Scout cookie shop opened at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York office (43 W. 23rd St.). But [&hellip
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The Pet Painter

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Through her paintings, artist Harriet Sobie Goldstein re-imagines human and animal relationships By Gabrielle Alfiero Artist Harriet Sobie Goldstein has a knack for painting dogs. She’s fond of floppy ears and wrinkled, wide-eyed pugs. She’s just not sure she actually wants to own a dog. “My mother always had parakeets,” Goldstein, 70, said with a [&hellip
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Letters To The Editor

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To the editor: Many thanks for your annual New Years’ edition and look ahead to 2014. I would like to share a few thoughts from the perspective of the faith community. First, look for a follow-up to the work begun last fall when many of us came together to form the Upper Westside Congregations for [&hellip
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