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Franchised Nostalgia, with a Side of Bacon

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

Savvy bloggers and born-and-raised New Yorkers roll their eyes as hard as the plastic spoons at Dairy Queen, but the people opening these franchises have surely done their market research, and shall be rewarded with no shortage of customers. Neither can these customers be dismissed as all tourists; the locations are far from Times Square and Rockefeller Center and the Freedom Tower
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Comic Serenades Sallie Mae

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

Student Loan Girl_opt A downtown resident takes a unique approach to dealing with oversize student loan payments Last week, Jessica Delfino, who writes and performs “dirty folk rock” for a living, prepared to make a familiar call to the company that manages her student loans. She planned to tell whatever representative who answered the phone that she certainly [&hellip
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The Congregation Versus the Community

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

Churches and synagogues throughout Manhattan facing economic hardship may find their financial plans thwarted by preservation efforts It’s hard to argue against preserving the city’s historic, soaring monuments to God. Churches and synagogues throughout Manhattan have been targeted by preservation enthusiasts since the city first created the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965. They have good [&hellip
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The New Face of Downtown

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

Corey Johnson won the September primary and is already thinking about how he will serve District 3 next year in the council Corey Johnson cannot slow down. After winning the Democratic primary in the city council race for District 3, representing Chelsea and the West Village, Johnson is running virtually unopposed in the general election, [&hellip
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Your Neighborhood, Your Choice

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

Candidates Talk Affordability and Development on Eve of Election  On September 10, voters will go to the polls to make decisions almost as crucial as on the big day in November. The primary election next Tuesday will determine who gets on the ballot for each political party. We polled all four candidates vying to represent [&hellip
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TEDx Rocks the Upper East Side

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

Local TEDx conference brought new ideas to the community In a world where creative capital rules and the right idea could mint the next multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur, TED Talks, once the bastion of an insular nerdy world, have become part of popular culture. TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a non-profit organization devoted [&hellip
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