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Twelfth Night

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Photographer seeks one last night with long-lost love One of photographer Florence Montmare’s most important relationships ended in 2002, when she broke up with a man she shared an apartment with, a man she thought she’d be with forever. Now, more than a decade later, she’s inviting him to share a bed with her, one [&hellip
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Like Father, Like Daughter

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Tony and Marisa May keep authentic Italian cuisine in the family The father-daughter team Tony and Marisa May, owners of Italian restaurant SD26, are rarely far from their dining room. “The family is always in the house,” said Marisa May. “The papa’s in the house. The children are in the house.” Since SD26 opened on [&hellip
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Downtown FALL PREVIEW

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

Arts Our top picks for arts and cultural events in your neighborhood From film to food to family affairs, Our Town Downtown’s fall preview delivers a sampling of upcoming arts and cultural events the neighborhood has to offer this season. FILM Buster Keaton’s The General Part of Anthology Film Archives’ Essential Cinema Repertory collection, a [&hellip
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Upper West Side FALL PREVIEW

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit

Arts Our top picks for arts and cultural events in your neighborhood From film to food to family affairs, Our Town’s fall preview delivers a sampling of upcoming arts and cultural events the neighborhood has to offer this season. FOOD Parm Opens Uptown Casual Italian-American restaurant Parm has grown since it opened its first location [&hellip
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A Bookstore Not to Be

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers takes its final bow on Broadway When Margot Liddell started in 1987 as the manager of the new Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers on lower Broadway, near New York University, not even the books were safe in the now-upscale NoHo neighborhood. “It was wild,” Liddell said about the neighborhood in her low, [&hellip
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Belting it Out for an Audience

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown

New play staged in East Village karaoke bar East Village For director Kathryn Hamilton, the sight of words lighting up on a karaoke screen with a buoyant dot jumping from one word to the next is “one of the most melancholy things in the world.” “I don’t know why,” said Hamilton. “Maybe it’s the absence [&hellip
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Making Happy Meals into Healthier Meals

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

East Side councilman wants fast food restaurants to serve healthier fare in exchange for the ability to give away toys to kids Happy Meals might soon need to get healthy. Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos introduced legislation last week that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys. The bill, which is [&hellip
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Tapping Out The Hidden Psyche Of The City

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown

  A public art project offers up typewriters for the masses Governor’s Island The note was anonymous. Typed in lowercase on a scrap piece of lined notebook paper, it was addressed to ‘dearest matthew.’ “i have had a wonderful day with you,” the note read, and continued: “what if i hate your friends” Nicholas Adamski [&hellip
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A Frozen Feast

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

New store brings gourmet frozen cuisine to the neighborhood It’s 9:30 p.m. on a Thursday, after a late day at the office, and I’m sitting down to a three-course dinner that begins with a hot bowl of velouté and a crusty roll, and will end just 30 minutes later with airy chocolate soufflé. No cab [&hellip
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