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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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Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

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For last minute Christmas shopping, try these downtown alternatives to the big box stores While the city offers plenty of national brands for holiday shopping, there are also dozens of hidden gems nestled between the giant retail chains. We’ve found local, small business options for any last minute gifts. Bookstores -Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Destination [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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The hiding place Jewelry was stolen from a hidden location in a woman’s apartment. At Around 10 a.m. on October 17, a 34-year-old woman living on West 67th Street discovered jewelry missing from her apartment. There were no signs of forced entry, nor had any unauthorized personnel entered the apartment. The missing jewelry had been [&hellip
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Bouncing Back After Sandy

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Clinton Hall 90 Washington Street (corner of Rector Street) Abraham Merchant’s eponymous cafe at the corner of Washington and Rector Streets was completely destroyed by Sandy. But Merchant, undeterred, decided to open a brand new beer garden in his old space to replace the business the storm took away. Clinton Hall now serves craft beer [&hellip
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out & about

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Friday October 25th Candlelight Ghost Tours Merchant’s House Museum 29 East 4 Street $40 6:00 p.m. and later Creep through this historical recreation of old-world New York and discover the ghouls, mysteries and haunted happenings that simply won’t go away. The tour guide will mix history and horror as you sneak through rooms of the [&hellip
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Local Finalists Announced for NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

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The Charles H. Revson Foundation announced last week the 10 finalists for the first annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the crucial role of local libraries in serving the city’s diverse communities. The Awards – the first of their kind to honor individual branch libraries – generated 4,310 nominations from New Yorkers.  “These nominations [&hellip
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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose Sharply Among Middle-aged

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The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported on May 2.  The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 percent between 1999 and 2010. But [&hellip
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Officials Remind of Deadlines for 9/11 Victims, Responders

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Those injured by or made ill from the events of 9/11 have less than three weeks to register for compensation from the government Just two days before the 12th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and 24 days before the Oct. 3 deadline for most 9/11 first responders, recovery workers, and survivors to register for [&hellip
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