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Letters To The Editor

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To The Editor: The argument by certain “pro-horse-carriage” individuals that carriage horses “would die” if the carriage industry were banned, is admittedly an entrapping one. Yet, it seems to me that it can be a matter of the lesser of two evils. If horses can be properly cared for and not overworked and if the [&hellip
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Lappin lands at the Downtown Alliance

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Former East Side councilmember Jessica Lappin has taken a job as the president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, an organization that promotes businesses and services for residents in Lower Manhattan. In her time representing the 5th City Council District, Lappin helped push through the Cornell tech center project on Roosevelt Island and worked [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 14 Shorewalkers Harlem River Valley Walk Harlem River Valley, 207th Street under the #1 train 10 a.m. Walk over University Ave. Bridge and south along the Harlem River. Walk north over the George Washington Bridge into High Bridge Park. Bring Lunch. Hike leader: Cy Adler; adlercy@gmail.com shorewalkers.org Love Bites! A Night of Valentine [&hellip
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Letters

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Could you use the power of the press to SHAME well-funded large corporation storefronts that refuse to clean sidewalks or busstops in front of their properties? Maybe grade these a la restaurant grades. Perhaps the 30-year mom and pop shops can’t get the job done. But how dare the likes of CVS, Duane Reade, Bank [&hellip
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BREAKING: Knishes are back!

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And now for some unabashedly good news: our long, painful knish shortage is almost over. Gabila, supplier of most of the knish’s found in the city’s delis, said last week that a new knish-making machine had finally arrived at its Long Island factory, five months after the original was knocked out of service by a [&hellip
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Camps Speak an International Language

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Some American camps are teaching international language and customs There’s a passionate debate going on — whether men and women should share child-rearing responsibilities — even if it means the father sometimes stays at home. Native American, Nigerian, Kyrgyz, Israeli, Bosnian, Azerbaijani, and American teens each express their points of view. And it’s only 9 [&hellip
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With jerky unsafe, consider alternative pet treats

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The controversy surrounding jerky treats for pets has resumed following an announcement that two major pet treat manufacturers will soon return their products to stores’ shelves. The treats in question had been voluntarily recalled, though members of the public were warned by the Food and Drug Administration through a report that approximately 4,500 dogs had [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 7 Cassandra Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St 7 p.m. Free Nimrod Opera Zurich presents the visualisation of Michael Jarrell’s opera for the first time in the U.S., featuring actress Anna Clementi with the Argento Chamber Ensemble. bohemiannationalhall.com Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Lincoln Center Free New York’s fashion week is here and runs [&hellip
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New Research Building Opens on East Side

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On Friday, January 31, members of the Cornell Board of Trustees and the Weill Cornell Medical College Board of Overseers were joined by local elected leaders and supporters of the hospital for the opening of a new research building at East 69th Street and York Avenue. The Belfer Research Building is an 18-story, $650 million [&hellip
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