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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

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Uncategorized

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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Letter: Derelict Landscaping at Gracie Mansion

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

A reader says that sections of the historic mayoral residence’s lawn have been severely neglected By David B. Martin Upper East Side Please advise what I could do to to bring attention to the terrible condition of the hill at the foot of 89th East End Avenue, Gracie Mansion’s backyard. It’s turned into a dog [&hellip
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3 Tips for Choosing an Assisted-Living Home

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

Expert advice on how to avoid the biggest mistakes when searching for retirement communities Seventy percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to a 2014 study by CareScout. “But that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice their quality of life,” says Peder Johnsen, CEO [&hellip
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