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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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Sports Camp Trends

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Many camps offer a focus on sports that can benefit even non-athletic kids For children who have a passion for sports, specialty camp experiences with a sports focus can offer a variety of benefits. Regardless of a camp’s specialty area, it is the nature of camp to help children develop into caring, resilient, compassionate, independent [&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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Sympathy for the East Side

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

OP ED We gave Mayor de Blasio a “C” for the Upper East Side’s neighborhood report card; one West Sider concurs that his neighbors across the park have gotten short shrift By Cyrus Greenspon Upper West Side I’m a life-long Westsider but I’d have to concur with several criticisms of De Blasio’s attitudes toward the [&hellip
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Out & About

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

April 25 Video Game Friday Riverside Library 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Free Come Friday afternoon and test your skills in a friendly competition against your friends or meet new ones, on the Nintendo Wii or Playstation 3. 212-870-1810 “Orange Blossoms” Performance Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street 7:30 p.m., $50 Light Opera of New [&hellip
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Traffic Safety needs Bike Crackdown

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

OP-ED Dinner hour brings out reckless delivery bikers in droves By Pat Masters, Midtown Little has been done to protect the safety of pedestrians while it seems that more has been done to protect bicycle riders, e.g., giving them designated traffic lanes. The biggest offenders are messenger and food delivery bikers — especially when it’s [&hellip
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