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Summer Guide: Dan’s Hampton Picks

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Tom Ratcliffe IIIPO 2175 Sag Harbor NY 11963631-725-7643 By Dan Rattiner I have been asked, using my vast experience for the past 52 years with Dan’s Papers, to give you my very favorite things I enjoy out here. Don’t tell anybody about any of them—this is just for you. MONTAUK POINT OCEAN BEACH Frankly, I am just so bored with the stunningly beautiful [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

crimewatch Compiled by Alissa Fleck Lockdown A 29-year-old woman was working out at a Wall Street gym when several items were stolen from her unsecured locker—she reportedly left the items in the locker even though her lock was broken. The robber made off with the woman’s purse, containing an iPhone, a driver’s license, several credit cards [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

CrimeWatch Thief on Wheels On First Avenue at E. 86th Street, an elderly woman was walking northbound on Saturday, May 19, at about 4 p.m. when a young man on a black mountain bike rolled up behind her and snatched a gold chain valued at $400 from her neck. After making the grab, the man took [&hellip
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An Unorthodox Rebellion: How Deborah Feldman left her community and found her voice

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

As 25-year-old Deborah Feldman slides into a booth at an Upper East Side restaurant, wearing a trendy leather jacket and knitted blue sweater, it is difficult to imagine the path she took to get to this exact point in her life, a journey she details in her debut memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My [&hellip
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Come for the Park, Stay for the Pong: All day ping pong tournament at Openhouse Gallery’s Indoor Park this Saturday, Feb. 11

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Blog

You have probably come to know the pop-up park in Nolita for its standup Mommy and Me classes, film screenings, food offerings, or one-shot high tea and trivia evenings, but just when you thought the team behind this Indoor Central Park (replete with landscape murals, Astroturf, and faux foliage) had done it all, enter the [&hellip
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Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman: Owners of The Meatball Shop

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman opened the first Meatball Shop in the Lower East Side in February of last year. Almost a year later, the popular joint has expanded to Williamsburg and the West Village, and Chernow and Holzman have released a cookbook sharing how to make their delectable, um, well, balls.<img src="×163.jpg" alt="" title="slider-meatball" [&hellip
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Love Blooms Downtown

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Uncategorized

By Marissa Maier A Wedding of Hope When Diamond Jones and Michael Thomas were married on Sept. 9, 2011, one might say that their wedding was a little unorthodox. They did get married in a 19th-century chapel, and hundreds of guests bedecked in their finest watched as Diamond, in her wedding gown, glided down the [&hellip
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High Art

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Museums

The High Line adds public art to its neighborhood offerings | By Lonnie Firestone A great city is often marked by its confluence of architecture and nature. A century and a half ago in Manhattan, that combination created Central Park; today’s incarnation is The High Line, running from Gansevoort to West 34th Street near the [&hellip
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Buyer for Bialystoker Home Rumored Close

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Preservationists, residents scramble to secure landmark designation By Alan Krawitz Built in 1929, the historic Bialystoker Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing served residents of the Lower East Side for 80 years before it was put up for sale and ultimately shuttered late last year. The center’s nonprofit owners, Bialystoker Center and Bikur Cholim Inc., claim [&hellip
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Hello and Goodbye CBGB

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Museums

A new exhibit pays homage to the patrons of CBGB | By Linnea Covington When you first walk into the Bye Bye CBGB exhibit at Soho’s Clic Gallery, the faces of disheveled punk rockers greet you. Pierced lips, funky hair and leather dominate the style, and though it appears they were shot in 1973, the [&hellip
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