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Prescriptions with a Personal Touch

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

An independent drug store brings a European feel to E. 86th Street Upper East Side With a Duane Reade seemingly on every corner, New Yorkers have become accustomed to the impersonal drugstore experience. But two women continue to prove that independent, customer-focused pharmacies aren’t relics of the past. Pharmacists Yelena Yosse and Inna Shafir opened [&hellip
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Raking It In and Still Priced Out

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Young professionals in Manhattan are finding it increasingly difficult to find apartments, even for those with steady incomes Ask a successful New Yorkers about her first apartment in Manhattan, and you’ll usually hear comedic horror stories of 5th floor walk-ups, the lingering smells from the downstairs Thai restaurant, and a lack of storage space. Generations [&hellip
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Feeling Left Out Of Pride Week

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Despite the big crowds, not everyone felt part of the celebration New York City celebrated Gay Pride with the support of a crowd of approximately 1 million people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. But not everyone downtown was in on the celebration. Kelsey Harrison is an openly gay woman who said [&hellip
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From Polar Weather to Pollen Woes

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

The long, brutal winter we endured has created a pollen-heavy summer, causing major problems for allergy sufferers Upper East Side Although we have all been enjoying the long awaited end to this winter’s polar vortex, the city hasn’t completely escaped extreme weather troubles. While trapped under the relentless cold and inches of snow, trees were [&hellip
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July 4th Events

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Celebrate the nation’s independence without leaving Manhattan This July 4th weekend, you can stay close to home and still have a blast. We’ve compiled a list of local events – some family-friendly, some adult-centric – so you can celebrate with your neighbors. East Side Barbeque Fri Jul 4, 1 – 6 p.m. Riverpark 450 East [&hellip
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Neighbors Bring Village Park to Life

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

A group of residents has joined forces to revitalize Christopher Park West Village New York has been steadily shedding its 20th century reputation as a filthy city with garbage-lined streets, an effort usually attributed to sweeping policy overhauls by past mayors. But a major, if overlooked, reason Manhattan has remained in such good shape is [&hellip
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Re-selling Luxury Through Generations

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

The mother-daughter team behind Michael’s keeps the tradition of high-end fashion consignment alive on the U.E.S. By Mary Newman Upper East Side Sustainability is not usually a term associated with high end, luxury fashion, but one family-owned consignment shop has seen 60 years of success by promoting sustainable fashion, offering New Yorkers a place to [&hellip
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