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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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Where the (East Side) Love Is: Missed Connection Hot Zones

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

We tracked the neighborhood hot spots of Craigslist’s `missed connection’ posts City life is full of near-hits and glancing what-ifs. Most people go about their day giving little thought to what could have been if they had reached across the subway aisle and asked the cute girl in the red hat for her number before [&hellip
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What Will Happen to the Horses?

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

Carriage horses The city’s horse carriage industry may be coming to an end – but no one is quite sure where the animals will go The horses pulling carriages through Central Park aren’t aware that their working days are numbered, which is probably for the best, considering their uncertain future. Currently there are about 220 horses registered [&hellip
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