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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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The Next Chapter for an East Side Eatery

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

Susy Glick dishes on The Writing Room, the new restaurant she owns with her husband, opening at the old Elaine’s spot Although it was once thought that the door to the legendary Elaine’s was closed forever, it has reopened with a new restaurant in its place that is sure to write its own story. Susy [&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 Little Penny Goes a Long Way

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

Upper West Side philanthropist proves that we all can do our part to end poverty This holiday season, when you’re buying gifts at Time Warner Center, seeing The Nutcracker, or paying for an overpriced tree, remember that there are people in the world who live on just a dollar a day. Upper West Side resident [&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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A Date with Kate on Broadway

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

First Date’s Kate Loprest on blind dates, Match.com, and Henry Cavill Although we’ve all been on the quintessential disastrous first date, there are always some that turn out to be exciting surprises. This is what First Date is – an hour and a half of heartwarming (and at times, heart-crushing) fun. It chronicles a first [&hellip
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Writing the Book for Gay Grooms

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

Event planner Jason Mitchell penned the first ever planner for men marrying men Jason Mitchell helps put the “gay” in engagement. At least that’s what he promises in his new book, Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms. The how-to guide definitely delivers by considering the differences and similarities to planning a gay [&hellip
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