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Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

President Bill Clinton glances at the camera during the dedication of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. It is the newest addition and New Yorks’s 214th state park. Compiled by Paul Bisceglio UES IS HOME TO AMERICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD Forbes released its annual list of the country’s most expensive ZIP codes last week, and for the first time ever, a Manhattan neighborhood came out on top. The Upper East Side’s 10065 ZIP, which covers 60th to 68th Street between the East River [&hellip
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Eating Well As You Get Older

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Seniors, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Senior Couple Eating Meal Together In Kitchen From the National Institutes of Health Benefits of Eating Well Eating well is vital for everyone at all ages. Whatever your age, your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look and feel. Eating Well Promotes Health Eating a well-planned, balanced mix of foods every day has [&hellip
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Ironing Things Out With the Iron Chef

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

morimoto Morimoto speaks about angry chicken, tofu battles and his new Tribeca restaurant By Angela Barbuti Chef Masaharu Morimoto is most widely recognized for being an Iron Chef. So much so that people are known to start “screaming and giggling” when they see him around town. You don’t have to travel far to catch a glimpse [&hellip
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A Hospital’s Helping Hand

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_MissyGibbs By Ellen Keohane Missi Gibbs has volunteered at Roosevelt Hospital for so many years, she’s forgotten when she started. “I don’t even know,” she said. “It’s been over 30 years!” Gibbs, who turns 75 in November, is receiving a Westy award for her volunteer work. “We are so lucky to have her here with us,” [&hellip
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Protecting Reproductive Choice: It’s a New York City Issue Too

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

marc-landis-fb By Marc Landis In New York City, many people assume that the battle for reproductive choice takes place in “flyover states”—and certainly not in our own backyard! Yet these assumptions were proven incorrect again just a few days ago. Last week, the Daily News reported on the closing of a surgical center in Sunset Park, [&hellip
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Music Island Reemerges Amid Prospect Park

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

Courtesy of Wiki Creative Commons by Nora Bosworth New Yorkers who have walked around Prospect Park of late probably noticed that long construction sign curving around the Southern part of the pedestrian loop, advertising the soon-to-be “Lakeside” site. What they likely didn’t know about was Music Island, nestled quietly in a cove off the lake’s southeastern shore, waiting to be [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Sen. Daniel Squadron with Aixa Torres, Tenant Association President at Smith Houses.  Photo courtsey of Sen. Daniel Squadron’s office Pier 42 Tour Offers Glimpse of Future Park Last week, New York state Sen. Daniel Squadron and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro led the first public tour of Pier 42 in the Lower Manhattan. The pair announced plans for interim recreational use, as the planning process for the [&hellip
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Channel Your Inner Diva at ‘Karaoke Idol’

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Blackie O By John Friia Grab your mike and hang on for the ride. Our Town, Lips and Absolute Vodka are sponsoring “Karaoke Idol,” where aspiring singers take to the stage to show the audience members what they’ve got. The first round is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Lips, located at 227 E. 56th St. Prior [&hellip
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Letters

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

sugar and plumm 5 No Plumm Deal To the Editor: I do not know where John Jeannopoulos got the idea that Sugar and Plumm was “granted a sidewalk café permit prior to opening” (Letter, Sept. 27). As a member of the Business and Consumer Issues Committee of Community Board 7, I can assure him no such thing occurred. The [&hellip
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