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Chronicling A Mother’s Long-Distance Love

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

In her new play, Upper West Sider Corinne Chateau goes to the Republic of Georgia to bring her baby home Mothers say that holding their children for the first time is the ultimate example of immediate unconditional love. Corinne Chateau felt that deep connection when she held Cali, only he wasn’t her son, but a [&hellip
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Bringing the Brilliance Back to Living in The Big Apple

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Upper East Sider Amelia Meena started Appleshine to help with the daunting task of organizing our belongings When you’re trying to stuff that last pair of jeans into an overflowing drawer, don’t you ever want to stop and just declutter? That’s where personal organizer Amelia Meena comes to the rescue as your own cheerleader, teacher, [&hellip
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The First President in New York

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Historian Harlow Giles Unger pays homage to the presidency of George Washington in his newest book At the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States almost 225 years ago. The building where the event took place, Federal Hall, housed Congress at that time in [&hellip
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Coffee, The Musical

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Easy Villager Robert Galinsky pours his heart out (literally) when it comes to coffee Four hundred million cups of coffee are sipped every day in the United States alone. One dedicated java drinker, East Village resident Robert Galinsky, recognized just how many different kinds of people in New York come together in their quest for [&hellip
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A Murder Mystery with a Lot of Personality

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Murder for Two’s director keeps his audience in stitches and suspense There is no mystery to directing a successful musical. Scott Schwartz, the director of the new Off-Broadway show, Murder for Two, combines all the elements a theater audience craves – suspense, romance, humor, and, most importantly, superb acting. There are only two actors on [&hellip
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Striking a Chord with the Younger Generation

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Husband and wife duo – and huge Beethoven fans – put a new spin on the classics at Caffé Vivaldi Classical music can really bring out the creativity in a couple. Ege Maltepe, an actress from Istanbul, and her husband Emir Gamsizoglu, a Turkish pianist, decided to move to New York City to pursue their [&hellip
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Lighting Up Lincoln Square

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

President of Lincoln Square BID, Monica Blum, on tree lightings, bike lanes, and Mayor Koch Most that goes on from West 58th to 70th streets is, literally, Monica Blum’s business. As president of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District for 17 years, a typical day for her can consist of picking up litter, calling 311, [&hellip
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