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Can Restaurants Be Saved?

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

A recent panel of restaurant and real estate experts posed the question — can restaurants be preserved like landmarks? Picture your absolute favorite restaurant. If you wanted to ensure it would remain operating for the next 50 years, what would you do? Immortalize the menu? Clone the chef – or, more realistically, have him train [&hellip
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Art of a Past Life, Stolen

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Former model and photographer of celebrities Bettina Cirone says that someone snatched personally-inscribed Dali prints and Warhol photos from her apartment Upper West Side Even in an apartment plastered with paintings, signed prints and photographs of famous artists, actors, models, singers and politicians, Bettina Cirone noticed immediately when one went missing. Several items, in fact, [&hellip
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For Dog Owners, an Urban Fear Returns

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Some dog owners are on high alert against potential pet snatchers in their neighborhoods Resident Peter Falk was walking Moey, a fluffy, friendly mixed breed of poodle, Bichon Frise and shih tzu, around 6 p.m. on June 25. He tied him to a fence briefly and went to chat with construction workers across the street. [&hellip
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Where in the World is Mayor de Blasio?

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Not on the Upper East Side, according to an analysis of his schedule As the de Blasio family prepares to move into Gracie Mansion in coming weeks, the mayor will want to spend some time familiarizing himself with his adopted neighborhood, considering how little time he’s spent here since being elected. According to an Our [&hellip
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Asphalt Green to Welcome New Director

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town

After 20 years, Carol Tweedy is retiring as the community organization’s executive director Yorkville Asphalt Green, the not-for-profit community organization headquartered on York Avenue and East 90th Street, will be welcoming a new executive director this month. After serving as the executive director of Asphalt Green for the past two decades, Carol Tweedy will be [&hellip
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A Cautious Victory for Yorkville Tenants

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Residents of the First Avenue Estates warily celebrate a win over the owner trying to tear down their building Yorkville The Landmarks Preservation Commission issued a resounding “no” to a landmarked building’s owner threatening the wrecking ball. Stahl Organization, which owns two buildings on York Avenue between East 64th and East 65th Streets, has been [&hellip
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A Walk on the Park

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

The new executive director of Friends of the High Line talks teen horticulture, the intersection of theater and parks, and pie in the sky ideas Chelsea Jenny Gersten has perfected the walk-and-talk meeting. As the recently-installed executive director of Friends of the High Line, the non-profit conservancy group that runs the 1.45-mile long elevated park [&hellip
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Back to the Tavern

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Central Park’s famous eatery reopens with a new and welcome twist Upper West Side Four years ago, Tavern on the Green closed its beloved doors and the city proceeded to smash it to bits. Last Thursday, the dust finally settled on the extensive, $28 million renovation, revealing a refreshing update on a modern classic. On [&hellip
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