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Letter: Commuting By River On The West Side

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

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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Prepare Your Pets for Natural Disasters

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Uncategorized

With summer comes hurricane season; make sure your beloved animals have an emergency plan, too New York With hurricane season starting, doctors are reminding families to keep their pets in mind when making household emergency plans for disasters. “Having an emergency plan for every member of your family, including your pets, is vital before a [&hellip
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Letter: The U.W.S.’s Pothole Problem

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

OP ED The sidewalk, curb, and street in front of the construction site at 239 West 107th is a mess and very dangerous. Potholes, broken sidewalk slabs, dried concrete pours from construction, and more. The elderly, young kids, and even healthy middle-aged adults are constantly tripping through it. It’s been bad for months and getting [&hellip
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Fresh Air or Smoke and Mirrors?

Written by West Side Spirit 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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Out & About

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

May 2 The Look of Feeling Theatre Production Susan Batson Studio Theater, 300 W. 43rd St. near 8th Ave. 8 p.m.; $20 A theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement. The show is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and [&hellip
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Block Symposium Brings Community Leaders Together

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

Op-Ed The third annual meeting of block associations was a big success By Melissa Elstein, Coalition of Block & Community leaders co-founder Upper West Side On Saturday, April 26, the NYC Coalition of Block & Community Leaders (CBCL) held its’ Third Annual Blocks for Blocks Symposium organized by and for block associations and community leaders. [&hellip
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