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OP-ED: People, Not Parties

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By Nick Di Iorio Earlier this summer, I sat on a bench in bustling Madison Square Park next to a big sign that read: “Meet a Republican Who Cares.” I greeted hundreds of passersby. Three people stopped to talk. All three were Republicans. It was discouraging. I wanted to meet Democrats, and I expected at [&hellip
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Tips For Preventing Falls Among Seniors

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The Speaker of the City Council teamed up with a nursing non-profit last week to help seniors prevent falls Last week, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and experts from VNSNY CHOICE, an affiliate of the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York, presented a free community health workshop on Falls Prevention for more than 100 [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Groups Propose Park Over the M.T.S. Activists on the Upper East Side have begun to rally behind an idea of transforming the design of the East 91st Street marine waste transfer station to accommodate more neighborhood demands, the Daily News reported. Groups who have fought against the transfer station would like to see the station [&hellip
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LETTER: In Favor of the Frick Expansion

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A reader writes in support of the East Side museum’s proposed plans By Ian Alterman, Upper West Side As a member of the West End Preservation Society, a former co-chair of the Community Board 7 Landmarks Committee, and a huge fan of the Frick, I have been watching with keen interest since news first broke [&hellip
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OP-ED: Music to live better by

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By Bette Dewing “While we revere the recordings, there’s nothing like hearing it live!“ Oh, Steve Shaiman, you are so right about live music and hearing the swing era played by your 20-piece Swingtime Big Band. That is musical joy of the very first kind. And especially, but not only for the pre-rock generation who [&hellip
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Out & About

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July 18 Parmigianino’s Schiava Turca at the Frick The Frick Museum 1 East 70th Street (5th Ave.) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tues-Sat; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students This exhibit is another collaboration between the Frick Collection and the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture. This is this [&hellip
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OP-ED: When a community loses its pillars

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By Bette Dewing Too little considered is how the “small business” label doesn’t really reflect the incalculable good these independent eateries and neighborhood stores do for big city life. “Community pillars” is more like it, a label we found in Danny Meyer’s impassioned oh-so-welcome July 3rd Times op-ed, “There Goes the Neighborhood Café.” Meyer is [&hellip
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Rethink Your Drinks

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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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Protesting the Trash Transfer Station

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Members of advocacy groups Pledge 2 Protect and NYCHA for NYCHA joined with supporters of nearby Asphalt Green for three days of protests outside the site of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station. The de Blasio administration has affirmed its commitment to reconstruct and revive the defunct garbage station, and local residents continue to [&hellip
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