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Prison for Sale

Written by Gina Conti on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Bayview Correctional, damaged by Sandy, is prime New York real estate On a recent morning on the west side of Manhattan, Wendy Featherstone showed off a prime piece of real estate that many New Yorkers don’t know exists. The eight-story brick building in Chelsea’s gallery district has three terraces, one with views of the Statue [&hellip
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A Baker’s Alley on the West Side

Written by Gina Conti on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Mom and pop bakeries in Hell’s Kitchen are at an ironic crossroads – the very gentrification that might send them new customers may also price them out of the neighborhood. Folding phyllo dough at lighting speed, Lili Fable moves the tray of spanakopitas, a Greek spinach pastry, that is waiting to go into the oven. [&hellip
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Anniversary Songs

Written by Gina Conti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Uncategorized

Revisiting a Costello classic 30 years on 1983…Elvis Costello’s Punch the Clock was born to be misunderstood and underestimated.  After all, following the incendiary explosions of his first four albums and his successful “experimentation” into Motown, club, and country western stylings, Costello had released Imperial Bedroom the prior year.  Towering in literary emotional exhaustion, that [&hellip
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Prison for Sale in Chelsea

Written by Gina Conti on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

On a recent morning on the west side of Manhattan, Wendy Featherstone showed off a prime piece of real estate that many New Yorkers don’t know exists. The eight-story brick building in Chelsea’s gallery district has three terraces, one with views of the Statue of Liberty and cruise ships docking along the Hudson River. There’s [&hellip
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