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July 18 Bessie’s Big Shot Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, W 79th Street and West Drive Central Park 12 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children City Parks Foundation’s original puppet production, Bessie’s Big Shot, is now playing at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre! The show follows Bessie the cow’s dream of joining the circus. Can she lift [&hellip
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LETTER: GoodBye to Westway Foods

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Upper West Side After 30 years, a deli closes, and Westway Foods loses a store, but we lose good neighbors, friends and family. The corner grocery store sat on the corner of 78th Street and Amsterdam (375 Amsterdam) for over 30 years. It was like a lighthouse. It guided neighbors day and night. It was [&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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Change Up Your Routine

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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

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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: Time To Rethink Opposition To J.H.L.

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By Janice Auritt Oser, W. 51st St. The concerns of the residents objecting to the building of a 20-story nursing home in their neighborhood are certainly deserving of a sympathetic hearing. We all grow old, however, even those residents objecting on behalf of their school-age children. The day may come when some of the objecting [&hellip
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Letter: Commuting By River On The West Side

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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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