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Fresh Air or Smoke and Mirrors?

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

Public embraces ubiquitous new product before long-term health effects are known SOHO On the edge of the downtown neighborhood, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze. Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked [&hellip
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Editorial: Where Are The Reasonable People?

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

It happens at some point in many hot political debates: when things get particularly nasty, one side or the other will calm down, take a breath, and say that, of course, “reasonable people can disagree.” Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be a lot of reasonable people on the side of banning carriage horses in Central [&hellip
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Looking Back On the First 100 Days

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

OP ED On April 10th, I, along with many other East Side elected officials, marked 100 days in office. It has been an honor to represent you. A groundswell of activism among officials and residents, along with a pace that has kept me away from my wife, Irene, and cat Pandora, on more occasions than [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Dining Our Town

April 18 Splash Week Swimming Classes Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E. 47th St. Various Times, Free YMCA Splash Week is a free program created to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. Learning water safety and swimming skills helps participants to be safe in and around water. [&hellip
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