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July 18 Rushmore Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston St, btwn First & Second Aves 12 a.m.; $10 The Village Voice and WNYU’s The New Afternoon Show present a series of Friday and Saturday midnight screenings of classic favorites. Rushmore, one of Wes Anderson’s early films, stars Jason Schwartzman as nerd incarnate Max Fischer, and [&hellip
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Rethink Your Drinks

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

Summer tips on how to hydrate the right way, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics With the official start of summer and temperatures on the rise, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to rethink your drink and keep hydrated during summer months and throughout the year. “With warmer temperatures and increased outdoor [&hellip
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Change Up Your Routine

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

Healthy ways to reinvent yourself and help the aging process Aging gracefully is as much about feeling good on the inside as feeling good on the outside. It’s never too late to make changes to reinvent yourself and maximize your mental and physical well-being. Self-improvement is at the top of many women’s to-do lists, and [&hellip
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Editorial: Saving Small Business: A Proposal

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

For the past several weeks now, we’ve been bringing you stories of small neighborhood businesses forced to leave the neighborhood. The corner bodega that closed its doors after 40 years. The laundromat that can’t pay the enormous increase in rent. The successful grocery store forced to relocate or close. It is no exaggeration to say [&hellip
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Letter: Commuting By River On The West Side

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

After turning its back on the waterfront for nearly a century, New York City is beginning to face and embrace the rivers that built our city. Nowhere is this transformation happening faster than on Manhattan’s far West Side, where Hudson Yards will employ and house tens of thousands of new workers and residents. The city [&hellip
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Prepare Your Pets for Natural Disasters

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With summer comes hurricane season; make sure your beloved animals have an emergency plan, too New York With hurricane season starting, doctors are reminding families to keep their pets in mind when making household emergency plans for disasters. “Having an emergency plan for every member of your family, including your pets, is vital before a [&hellip
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Letter: View From The Bicycle

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

I’m a bicyclist who sympathizes with pedestrians angry about bike lanes. Too many riders enter crowded crosswalks against the light, ride against traffic, and endanger pedestrians and motorists through carelessness. But the bike lanes aren’t the problem. The carelessness is, and it’s not exclusive to bicyclists. Every day I see pedestrians walk not only into [&hellip
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