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Books on Bikes

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Bike Show, Books, Breaking News

HollywoodBike Bike Snob NYC, The Enlightened Cyclist Bike Snob NYC has long looked at the New York cycling scene through his own unique sense of humor and betterment. His new book deflates some of the traditional smugness associated with biking in the city and the joys and dangers of bike commuting in the city.   Your [&hellip
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No Horsing Around this Time

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

FW-Horse Carriage2(as)_1 Will the Central Park horses finally be outlawed? By Anam Baig and Sean Creamer Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages have been a traditional New York City tourist attraction since the 1930s, but animal rights activists have been pushing for years to close the stables, free the horses and find them a home outside the Big Apple. [&hellip
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Facelift to Neighborhood Jewel: Inwood house is a sanctuary for pregnant teens

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

By Anam Baig A recent two-year renovation of the Upper East Side’s Inwood House, a sanctuary for young mothers and pregnant teens, provided more much-needed space for New York City’s vulnerable youth. Renovations of the 97-year-old building at 320 E. 82nd St. have transformed the space into a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a nursery, computer [&hellip
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Anam Baig’s Secret New York: The campaign on roll-your-own smoke shops

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News

Island Smokes, a roll-your-own-cigarettes smoke shop in Staten Island, sold its last packet of loose tobacco and rolled its last cigarette February 1, following a threat of lawsuits by the city. Perhaps the roll-your-own concept is being weeded out, as six such shops have closed as a result of legal actions threatened by the city. [&hellip
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Robert Warner: Master Printer

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Business, Our Town Downtown

Photo Credit: Patricia Voulgaris Master Printer at the South Street Seaport MUSEUM’s Bowne & Co. Stationers Robert Warner has been the master printer for 17 years at Bowne & Co Stationers, a modestly sized stationery store and printing press that is part of the South Street Seaport Museum. This piece of New York City history stands on cobble stoned sidewalks, giving New Yorkers and tourists [&hellip
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Talking Up Downtown with Robert Warner, A Master Printer

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Anam Baig   Robert Warner has been the master printer for 17 years at Bowne & Co Stationers, a modestly sized stationary store and printing press that is part of the South Street Seaport Museum. This piece of New York City history stands on cobble-stoned sidewalks, giving New Yorkers and tourists alike a little [&hellip
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Serving up Italian & American Folk Songs at Conte’s

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

FE-Dominic Chainese Contes Market(db) The sound of live guitars, harmonicas and crooning voices drift from the closed door of Conte’s Market in Yorkville around 10 a.m., bringing back memories of yore for Upper East Side old-timers and a stream of steady business in this small butcher shop. Owner Nick Conte pretends he doesn’t like the crowd in his shop. [&hellip
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Raids, Robberies, High Stakes and Drunken Players

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Pokerman Mooshu, a smooth-talking native of the Lower East Side, decisively crushed his cigarette before disappearing through a rusty black gate and into an unassuming townhouse on St. Mark’s Place. On a Sunday night, he entered the basement door after descending a crumbling staircase and faced a camera attached to the door of the ground-floor apartment. [&hellip
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