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The Private School X-Factor

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit

For many Manhattan parents, getting their children into a top-tier private school is an endeavor that starts before the kids are even born. Wading through the rankings, reputations and educational standings to decide where to apply is just one step in the long process, and entire companies exist just to rate these schools and assist [&hellip
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Hydrate Your Way to More Energy

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Americans thirsting for more energy can refresh their hydration habits by thinking outside the water glass. Some foods – including flavorful, water-rich produce like watermelon – can help hydrate the body as well. “Sliced, cubed or blended, or even simply juiced, watermelon is a delicious way to increase fluid intake and boost energy,” said Elizabeth [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Pedestrian’s Cry For Help

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

West End Avenue at 107th Street. Photo by Jim Henderson By Joanna Kahn On Thursday evening, July 17, many of us gathered at the corner of West End Avenue and West 95th Street to remember Jean Chambers, who lost her life in the latest pedestrian-vehicle fatality on the Upper West Side, and to call for traffic safety actions. The particular area has been bombarded with [&hellip
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OP-ED: Let’s Turn our Pain into a Plan

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Opinion West Side Spirit

One pedestrian fatality is a tragedy, but four fatalities in a two-block radius over six months? That’s an epidemic. As with any epidemic, we have to attack it on many fronts. Our NYC government tools include: the Department of Transportation, which can redesign our streets, enhance signage, and adjust traffic signals, as well as the [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Teenager hit by cab The Daily News reported that a 13-year-old boy was riding his bike on West 108th Street on Sunday when he was struck by a taxi. He was riding toward Central Park near Manhattan Avenue at approximately 3 p.m. when he was hit by the minivan cab. The teen was taken to [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

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

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Opinion West Side Spirit

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

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Opinion West Side Spirit

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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