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Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

For last minute Christmas shopping, try these Upper East Side 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 -Corner Bookstore; Extensive [&hellip
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Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

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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Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

For last minute Christmas shopping, try these Upper West Side 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 -Westsider Rare & [&hellip
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How Much Would You Pay For A New Knee?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

Upper East Side surgeon is among the first to offer “a la carte” medical pricing Imagine if you could walk into your surgeon’s office and price-shop the same way you do now for sweaters. Upper East Side orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Haar is among the nation’s pioneers in the use of “a la carte” pricing [&hellip
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Eighty-Nine and Still Going Strong

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Local octogenarian Edith Marks is an inspiration to her community Eighty-nine-year-old Edith Marks has been on the Upper West Side for the past 50 years and has no intention of leaving her favorite neighborhood anytime soon. For Marks, a lover of the outdoors, the West Side has always been the perfect place to enjoy what [&hellip
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Benefit Cuts Hit Farmers’ Markets

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

Customers and vendors express surprise at food stamp cutbacks Pamela Oleas, manager of the 92nd Street Greenmarket on the Upper East Side, estimates that over half of her customers use Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) to pay for their groceries. Oleas believes recent cuts to the food stamp program will certainly affect the market, but not [&hellip
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East Side Businesses Wary of Gatecrashers

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

Some small Upper East Side shop owners are concerned about recent middle-of-the-night burglaries; police precinct issues warning In mid-September, a beloved Upper East Side diner was struck on two separate occasions by burglars. While one of the burglaries involved a disgruntled former business partner, the other was part of a much larger trend. Throughout August [&hellip
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Meet the Mayor of East 85th Street

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

Jennifer Peterson brings her ebullience and real estate know-how to the Upper East Side block “Many people call me the mayor [of E. 85th Street] already,” said Jennifer Peterson, a real estate agent with Caliber Associates, and one of Our Town‘s mayor of the block. She has rented space to over 50 people on E. [&hellip
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