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“On the Road with Mitt & The Mutt”

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Politics

Dog-on-the-Roof In time for tonight’s debate, and the election season, famed political satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin lampoons the infamous Romney family adventure in Dog on the Roof: On the road with Mitt and the Mutt. For the first time, Kluger and Slavin present the completely true—only mildly embellished—story of Seamus Romney, the Irish setter [&hellip
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Housing Works Hosts party for ‘How to Survive a Plague’

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

DSC_0832 copy Photos by Aul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com Housing Works Bookstore Café in Soho was the perfect location for the documentary How to Survive a Plague’s after-party. The film, about HIV/AIDS activist groups ACT UP and TAG, which helped turn the virus from a death sentence to a treatable condition in the 1980s and 1990s, had its premiere at [&hellip
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Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

ot_express_Produce Packing copy Compiled by Nora Bosworth, Megan Bungeroth and Alicia Bynum   GREEN GROCER Matthew Solomon and Susan Oyama pack produce for the West Side Senior Supported Food Bag program at Goddard Riverside Center. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS RACE IN RIVERSIDE PARK On Saturday, Sept. 29, the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters RBC Race for the [&hellip
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Best Comments from Nypress.com and Letters to the Editor

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Show Compassion To the Editor: I know another woman who feeds the pigeons in front of her apartment building and across the street from a church (“Pigeon Lady Flap on 92nd Street”). That woman is lonely and has told me that without “her” birds, she would have nothing. Maybe neighbors should show a little compassion [&hellip
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Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

ws_expressphoto_rooseveltmural Compiled by Nora Bosworth and  Megan Bungeroth TRIBUTE TO TEDDY Teddy Roosevelt eyes his next prey from the newly restored murals in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda at the American Museum of Natural History. After two years of conservation treatment, the huge canvases were re-introduced to the public this week. MTA TO RESUME BLASTING AT EXPLOSION SITE [&hellip
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Just Say No to NYC’s Paid Sick Day Mandate

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

By Eva Matischak The NYC Council is proposing yet another mandate to add onto the backs of our city’s small businesses, which are struggling to stay afloat. With NYC already having some of the highest costs of doing business in the country, they want to force small businesses to provide five paid sick days and [&hellip
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Downtown Community Reacts to Hudson Square Rezoning Proposal

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

DT_hudsonsqmeeting_signfront By Paul Bisceglio Community Board 2 (CB2) held a public hearing last week on a proposal to rezone Hudson Square, the burgeoning media district between West Houston, Greenwich and Canal Streets and Sixth Avenue. Most workers leave the neighborhood after business hours due to its lack of housing and shops, but Trinity Real Estate, owners [&hellip
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Everything Means Something

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Pet-Shop-Boys-439x400 Pet Shop Boys find Elysium on new CD With an ear bent toward eternity, British pop-duo Pet Shop Boys and L.A. producer Andrew Dawson find the sublime sound (minimalist yet California-warm) befitting Elysium–the mythical resting place of fallen heroes in classical Greek philosophy (a pre-Christian concept of Heaven). Closing the first half of the album titled Elysium, “Breathing [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_harry's_4 copy Neighborhood Tradition Harry Goldberg Jr. encourages the crowd to buy shoes during the grand re-opening of Harry’s Shoes on the Upper West Side. It’s all smiles in the background from onlookers including Council Member Gale A. Brewer and a photo of the the founder’s son and Harry Jr.’s grandfather, Joseph Goldberg. Community Board  Rejects Homeless [&hellip
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How Ready Is New York City for Disaster?

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

Beekman_Downtown_Hosp_jeh   Downtown Hospital to hold Emergency Preparedness Symposium on Friday By Paul Bisceglio Dr. Antonio Dajer is no stranger to emergencies. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he was the physician on duty at New York’s Downtown Hospital—the only hospital in Lower Manhattan. The World Trade Center attack forced him to coordinate treatment for [&hellip
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