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Coming Down, Piling Up

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

Sanitation officials acknowledge the city is dirtier, as workers are diverted from garbage to snow First the snow, now the trash. According to the Department of Sanitation, through the end of last week we have already seen 58 inches of snowfall so far this winter. That’s more than twice the amount of snow we’ve received [&hellip
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Coming Down, Piling Up

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Sanitation officials acknowledge the city is dirtier, as workers are diverted from garbage to snow First the snow, now the trash. According to the Department of Sanitation, through the end of last week we have already seen 58 inches of snowfall so far this winter. That’s more than twice the amount of snow we’ve received [&hellip
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Old Church to Become Community Space

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

A developer will construct apartments adjacent to St. Thomas the Apostle Church and turn the sanctuary into a community center Upper West Side - St. Thomas the Apostle Church has been sitting on West 118th Street empty and useless for over a decade. The 109-year-old neo-Gothic structure was closed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in 2002, [&hellip
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Chumley’s Neighbors Speak Out in Favor of Reopening

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

Bars Despite a lawsuit from a group of residents trying to prevent the bar re-opening, others living nearby support the historic bar The historic West Village speakeasy Chumley’s, shuttered since 2007, has been making headlines lately, as owner Jim Miller has been working to reopen its doors in 2014. While that news may be welcome [&hellip
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The Long, Long Wait for Tavern on the Green

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

The restaurant revamp in Central Park is again behind schedule For five years now, New Yorkers have been anxiously awaiting the reopening of Tavern on the Green, the iconic restaurant in Central Park. Sadly, they’re going to have to wait a little longer. The restaurant was slated to reopen for business this month, following months [&hellip
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Friends Remember a Daring Designer

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

Michele Savoia had just shown his latest collection at Fashion Week when he died accidentally in the Hudson River The fashion world was shocked last week when menswear designer Michele Savoia was found dead after slipping and falling into the Hudson River in the early hours of February 16. The 55-year-old designer was walking to [&hellip
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Friends Remember Molly Blayney

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

Molly Blayney was an active part of Upper East Side life, always helping friends and neighbors in need Friends and neighbors remember community activist Molly Dolan Blayney, who died several weeks ago at the age of 77, as a generous spirit who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others. Despite her small frame of [&hellip
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