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West Side Grades De Blasio Gets a “B+”

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

With his first semester under his belt, the mayor gets strong marks from the Upper West Side Residents of the Upper West Side are nothing if not opinionated about their city government. But even potential critics are giving Mayor de Blasio a wide berth and a chance to fulfill his progressive promises before they give [&hellip
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A Jewish Book-Mitzvah for a Muslim Tale of Healing

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

Co-authors Susan Shapiro and Kenan Trebincevic discuss their new book The Bosnia List Last Saturday night, over a hundred people gathered at the Greenwich Village physical therapy office of Kenan Trebincevic to share in a feast of Jewish and Bosnian food and toast the birth of a book he had written with Susan Shapiro, an [&hellip
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Gaming Wall Street

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

An atypical mix of people and classes congregate in a Wall Street atrium to get out of the cold Financial District New York is full of its own microcosms – spaces where representatives of the 8 million converge and give the appearance of a true sampling of the city’s population. While the subways are packed [&hellip
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The First Lady of the New NYPD

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

Rikki Klieman, an accomplished attorney and actress and wife of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, takes New York by storm It must take a lot to throw Rikki Klieman off her game. She won’t let a blizzard ruffle her any more than a cross-country move leaving her dream job behind, or an unexpected return to public [&hellip
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