Author Archive

An Innovative Teacher

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

While many teachers are feeling frustrated over the increase of state and federal regulations on education, Beth Pereira has been developing creative new ways to get her students engaged. One example of Pereira’s innovation was when she partnered with Our Town to have her P.S. 6 first grade student’s op-ed letters published.   After starting [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

A Hero of Medicine; helping burn victims heal

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Dr. Roger Yurt has built an impressive career to become one of the most well respected surgeons on the world, making the Upper East Side residents healthier for the past 35 years. Specializing in trauma, burn surgery, and wound healing. He currently holds the position as Chief of the Division of Burns, Critical Care and [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

Cleaning Up Our Streets

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

New Yorker’s have become accustomed to the endless stream of advertisements, ranging from the dozens of menus stuffed under our door to the flashing billboards that illuminate Times Square. Everyone would prefer a cleaner city, but we never take the time to clean up a mess if it isn’t our own. William Marquardt has started [&hellip
[ read more... ]

19 Comments

Getting Kids To Camp

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Growing up, Richard Wasserman remembers spending his summer vacation at his local Y summer camp. He was born and raised on the Upper West Side; he now works as a diamond dealer and jewelry designer on East 47th street. His show room is located in the heart of the diamond district, and he has been [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

Out & About

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

April 4 Whitney Biennial 2014 Review Panel National Academy Museum, 1083 5th Avenue 6:30 – 8 p.m., Free Art critics join together in a provocative and unpredictable debate on exhibitions currently on view in New York. This free talk invites panelists Colleen Asper, Donald Kuspit, and Joseph Wolin to join the conversation with moderator David [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

Spring Protection for Cats and Dogs

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

Pets The warm weather means it’s time to check up on your pets’ well being and safety As we say goodbye to the chills and snow and hello to the sun, be aware of seasonal hazards that can threaten your pets. Experts at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Restaurant Inspection Ratings

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Dining Our Town Downtown, News Our Town Downtown

The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
[ read more... ]

2 Comments

Neighborhood News Check

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Warby Parker Moves to U.E.S. Trendy eye-wear company Warby Parker is moving into Lascoff Drugs’ old store front on East 82nd Street. Lascoff Drugs, which occupied the store front for over a century and was the first licensed pharmacy in the state of New York, shuttered in July 2012. “Over the course of our leasing [&hellip
[ read more... ]

8 Comments

Making Preservation a Priority

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

The mayor should appoint a strong, independent thinker to Landmarks Commission By Tara Kelly, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Upper East Side Our neighborhood lays claim to institutions of global renown, spanning decades of cultural investment from the Metropolitan Museum to the Guggenheim on Museum Mile. The most-visited scenic landmark in the [&hellip
[ read more... ]

5 Comments

..