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Shelling Out for School Supplies

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Upper West Side public schools are adding items like paper towels and copy paper to their students’ mandatory school supply lists Toilet paper, check. Liquid hand soap, check. Baby wipes, check. This may sound like a typical grocery list for household essentials, but for many Upper West Side parents, it was part of their child’s [&hellip
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The Private School Building Boom

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

Dalton’s expansion draws opposition on the East Side Once again, an Upper East Side private school is rankling the neighbors. This time it’s the Dalton School, which has outgrown its space and is looking to expand via an extension of the school’s 12-story building. Dalton is planning on adding two floors to accommodate more room [&hellip
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From NYC to South America — Via Ambulance

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Volunteers are raising money to drive an ambulance to Argentina New Yorkers are used to the blaring sounds of emergency vehicle sirens. But in a farming community in Argentina, the nearest hospital and ambulance could be 100 miles away. That’s where Stephen Jan and his team of seven explorers come in. “The Last Responders” have [&hellip
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Is It Arrivederci to Little Italy?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Rent increases and gentrification have forced the Italians out of their own neighborhood “Don’t forget the cannoli, or the cannoli-sellers!” Italian businesses in Little Italy are pleading.  Cannolis would be hard to miss this week, as Little Italy is once again consumed by the Feast of San Gennaro, the red, white and green-splashed celebration of [&hellip
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Pitching the Farmer in Farmer’s Market

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

With the early harvest season in full swing, green markets are fine-tuning their stance against Whole Foods and others “Are your chickens free-roaming, and what do you feed them?” asks a woman holding a recyclable grocery bag, and eyeing an egg carton full of brown, spotted eggs. The farmer in question launches into an animated [&hellip
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