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Turning Trash Into Public Art

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

A design studio is collecting thousands of used plastic cups to create a large-scale installation on Governor’s Island this summer Governor’s Island Ever wondered if those 750 solo cups you brought in a pack from Costco for $2 would be used after that one party? Well, wonder no more. CDR Studio, a downtown design company, [&hellip
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Swapping Your Online Friends for Dining Deals

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, News Our Town

The new NYC-based app uses social media data to get local restaurants to offer discounts Ever wondered if you could get paid just to be yourself? A new smartphone app start-up called Haggle is hoping to do just that. It collects your social media data from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare and uses [&hellip
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Champions of the Mind

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The annual Memory Championship tests the outer limits of contestants’ memory skills Gramercy Park Every two years, the Olympic Games remind the world of humans’ extraordinary athletic abilities. Another event, less well-known but arguably just as important in touting achievement, happens every year, to champion the power of the mind. The USA Memory Championship is [&hellip
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Picking Up Speed for Bike Share

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Jeff Guida has launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop a product that makes Citi Bikes easier to operate Citi Bike pedaled its way into New York last spring with great success, racking up 96,000 annual memberships and thousands of rides since its 2013 debut. Even with its overall approval ratings high, however, the Citi Bikes [&hellip
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Dancing through the real estate market

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

A former star ballet dancer has found a new calling in selling residential real estate Heather Stein has found a most unusual niche: the native New Yorker is a professional ballerina turned real estate star. Stein, who recently won the Real Estate Board of New York’s 2013 Deal of the Year award for a complicated [&hellip
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Taste of Greenwich House

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Eat & Drink, Our Town Downtown

Food Fest More than 30 restaurants plan to participate in fundraiser GREENWICH VILLAGE It’s foodie heaven for downtowners, thanks to the Taste of Greenwich House fundraiser, now in its twelfth year. The event takes place Monday, March 10, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), at 7:30 pm. Greenwich [&hellip
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The Sex Shop Goes Upscale

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town

The Pleasure Chest has opened a new outpost on Second Avenue, offering bedroom accessories in a posh location It sits on Second Avenue, between 60th and 61st streets, called out by discreet signage on a wooden block. At first glance, it looks like a hip new restaurant on a very traditional block of the Upper [&hellip
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Building Shelters for City Cats

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Architects for Animals is hosting a design competition to find and create shelters for feral cats, who need protection from icy temperatures With temperatures dipping to record lows this week, most people will be keeping themselves – and their beloved pets – warm and safe indoors. But the city is home to a large, roving [&hellip
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Preserving the Beats in the Village

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

A landmark designation in the Village has preserved many iconic buildings of the 50s and 60s The Village’s bragging rights as the ancestral home of the Beats and folk music in America is getting an official stamp of approval. A recent decision by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee designates the South Village portion of Greenwich Village [&hellip
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Upper East Sider Named Volunteer of the Year

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Carolyn Breidenbach is recognized for helping students at P.S. 198 Carolyn Breidenbach, 84, has been named Great School Volunteer of the Year 2013 by Learning Leaders, a non-profit organization that helps NYC public school students succeed early on in their academic careers. “To teach one child, one thing a day, makes me feel like I’ve [&hellip
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