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Crime Watch

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

CrimeWatch2-150x150 Compiled by Josh Rogers JIMMY CHOO HEIST Burglars made off with over $70,000 worth of Jimmy Choo handbags and shoes at the designer’s Madison Avenue store Sunday night just before midnight, police said. Two witnesses saw two men running out of the store with white shopping bags. The burglars hopped in a gray minivan and [&hellip
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Kids, Stay Away From Sandboxes, Doctors Say

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Ask a New York City mom if she’s worried about the sandbox germs her child plays in, and you’re likely to get a “yes,” along with a story about a disease that got passed around in one. Type “sandbox safety” on a parents’ listserv and you’ll usually see comments from parents who forbid or try [&hellip
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The Olympics, a Comfortable Pond Away

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

A storied history for the Games, just not a feel-good one My neighborhood should be relatively quiet for the next few weeks, although I’d be surprised if Mayor Michael Bloomberg cares any more. Seven years ago, he and his deputy mayor at the time, Dan Doctoroff, were determined to get the Olympics to New York [&hellip
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Espaillat & Rangel Recount: Worthy of an HBO Movie

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Photo by John C Abell. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Tuesday is turning into “bash the BOE day” with the New York Times editorial page and many others blasting the city’s Board of Elections for its difficulty getting an accurate count for the few votes cast in last week’s Congressional primary in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. The Times says that the board does not [&hellip
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Honoring 16 Outstanding Teachers: 2012 Blackboard Awards

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Almost all of us can remember a teacher who took the extra time to inspire us in some way. Many can recall several, which is why every year, Manhattan Media honors outstanding teachers throughout the city with our Blackboard Awards. Sixteen teachers from New York City private, charter and traditional public schools are being honored [&hellip
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Etan Patz and Growing Up in NYC

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, West Side Spirit

The city was less safe then, but parents were also less protective  The name Etan Patz conjures up so much for so many in New York City. If you’re under 30, it is likely to draw a blank stare, but for many others it’s different, particularly if you were growing up in the city around [&hellip
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