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How Safe is Our Pre-Cut Produce?

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

A renewed focus on bodegas following a Hep A scare The recent Hepatitis A exposure at the Westside Market at 97th and Broadway had consumers all over the city reeling — and wondering if they can trust their local grocer. The incident came as a result of the disease potentially being spread from an infected [&hellip
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How Safe is Our Pre-Cut Produce?

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

A renewed focus on bodegas following a Hep A scare The recent Hepatitis A exposure at the Westside Market at 97th and Broadway had consumers all over the city reeling — and wondering if they can trust their local grocer. The incident came as a result of the disease potentially being spread from an infected [&hellip
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How Safe is Our Pre-Cut Produce?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

A renewed focus on bodegas following a Hep A scare The recent Hepatitis A exposure at the Westside Market at 97th and Broadway had consumers all over the city reeling — and wondering if they can trust their local grocer. The incident came as a result of the disease potentially being spread from an infected [&hellip
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The Lower East Side’s Chain-ging Landscape

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

How the expansion of chain stores in this old neighborhood is impacting life for everyone 7-Eleven is the largest retailer in the world by store count, and a new 7-Eleven opens somewhere in the world approximately every three hours. Corporate representatives from 7-Eleven attended a recent meeting at the Seward Park Housing Co-op to address [&hellip
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Libraries Bridge Digital Divide

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

The NYPL’s new Tech Connect program is bringing technology literacy and more to local residents According to Amy Geduldig of the New York Public Library, libraries aren’t typically the first thing people think of when it comes to digital education. It may be time for that mentality to change. NYPL has begun its Tech Connect [&hellip
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Vendors Say Counterfeit Law Would Hurt Business

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

Chinatown vendors weigh in on Council Member Chin’s proposal to outlaw purchasing counterfeit products Be careful next time you consider pinching pennies for a knockoff Gucci bag or pair of “designer” sunglasses in Chinatown. Council Member Margaret Chin has recently proposed a bill that would qualify the purchase of such counterfeit goods as a misdemeanor, [&hellip
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Upper East Side Residents Fight to Save Precious Green Space

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

Proposed mixed use construction on Ruppert Playground site draws dissent Last week’s Community Board 8 Land Use meeting grew heated as Upper East Side residents were faced with the potential loss of what they deem sacred green space in a neighborhood that sees very little of it. The site of Ruppert Park and playground, on [&hellip
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