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Building Workers’ Impact Is Everywhere

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

BWA_COVER_Johnny Gonzalez_doorman2   Building workers are lifesavers, literally. That’s what struck me while reading over the amazing profiles that make up the next 10 pages. From suicide attempts to people who’ve fallen on subway tracks, these workers are ready to spring into action and help at any given moment. Because they are the eyes and ears of [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan: City Living, Arts & Entertainment, and Eats & Drinks

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Ongoing feature will uncover the best of our neighborhood Whether it’s pounding the pavement for the best slice of pizza or highlighting the most promising up-and-coming artists, “Best of Manhattan” has been an indispensable guide to city dwellers for the past 25 years. A quarter of a century also seems like a good time to [&hellip
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Steve Berry on the Craft of Thriller Writing

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Arts & Film, Books, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

From Charlemagne to the Knights Templar to Thomas Jefferson, New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry has explored and unraveled secrets of the past with his character Cotton Malone, a retired elite operative for the U.S. Justice Department and rare book dealer who lives in Copenhagen. Malone is invariably drawn into international conspiracies and alternate [&hellip
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Summer is Coming: Summer Guide 2012

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Books, Breaking News, Eat & Drink, Film, Miscellaneous, Museums, Music, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, TV, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Summer_Cover.indd It’s still the early part of the season, the good part, when summer hours kick into effect (for the luckiest among us), before the tourist invasion starts and the city starts to heat up and emit that special odor that’s uniquely New York in August. There’s no better time to be in the city for [&hellip
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Summer Wordplay

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

NYC Poetry Festival Picks to perk up your inner literatus By Allen Houston New York shows its literary stripes during the summer months, when every bookstore and bar seems to sweat an author or reading series from its pores. Here are our choices for some of the best events to help you get back in touch with your [&hellip
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Sex, age and Pulp

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

An optometrist could have made a killing among the multitude of horn-rimmed glasses wearing, sold-out crowd last night at Radio City Music Hall, who had come to see Pulp perform their first New York show in 14 years. Pulp, who rose to fame in the UK on their anthem Common People, had an impressive career [&hellip
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25,000 Homeowners?

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

FE-stuytown_patriciavoulgaris11 Stuy Town Tenants Association preps bid to purchase historic development Residents of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village are attempting to wrest control of their destiny. Two tumultuous years after Tishman Speyer Properties relinquished control of the complex of 25,000 residents, the Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association is working with Brookfield Asset Management to put together [&hellip
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