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Crime Watch

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Beauty and a Beast A beauty salon was burglarized. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, employees at a beauty salon on West 83rd Street realized that someone had broken into the establishment overnight and taken $120. Tool Fox Someone stole tools from a construction site. At 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10, workers at [&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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Going Dutch

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“Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals,” a jewel of an exhibition, represents the collaboration of two gems of institutions: the Frick and the Mauritshuis, both of which showcase small but world-class collections in stately mansions. While the Mauritshuis undergoes a renovation and expansion of its home in The Hague, it has loaned a selection of seventeenth-century Dutch [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by admin on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

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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Coffee & Death on the Agenda

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A local group fosters conversations about death and dying It can be tough to get a conversation going if you want to talk about the late stages of dementia, your last will and testament or the recent passing of your mother. “When you’re at a cocktail party and you lead off by saying, ‘What do [&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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Only Engage

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Soto-Diaz and Bisbing shows stay connected and personal These days we’re nothing if not connected. And so is our art; one of the most salient features of contemporary art is the drive for inclusiveness—for the dismantling of the last barriers between art object and viewer, using new technologies, novel mixtures of media, and site-specific installations.    [&hellip
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