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U.W.S. Filmmaker produces Doc About Her Mother’s Death

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Kathy Leichter found solace through the filmmaking process as she created a documentary about her bipolar mother’s suicide By Gabrielle Alfiero In February of 1995, when documentary filmmaker Kathy Leichter was 28, she got a phone call from her dad, New York State Senator Franz Leichter, and promptly hung up on him. He called because [&hellip
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Tackling Colon Cancer

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March is colon cancer awareness month. A few simple steps can save your life. March is colon cancer awareness month, and despite growing mindfulness of the disease, there are still many misconceptions that remain. First lets take a look at the facts: Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 14 Curatorial Tour American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square 1 p.m., Free Check out Closer-Look Tour of the exhibition led by Folk Couture project coordinator Stacy C. Hollander, who also serves as the museum’s deputy director for curatorial affairs, chief curator, and director of exhibitions. Meet in the museum atrium. 212-595-9533 Landmark West [&hellip
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West Side Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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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
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General assembly opens in old Hurricane Club space

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General Assembly Restaurant and Bar opened March 5 in the former Hurricane Club Steak and Sushi space on 360 Park Avenue South at 26th Street. Chef Craig Koketsu, formerly of Quality Meats and the now-shuttered Park Avenue, helms the kitchen at the massive, 170-seat restaurant. Diners can expect seasonal dishes featuring locally-sourced ingredients, such as [&hellip
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In Brief

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We’re All Gentrifiers Re: Don’t Blame the Park (Mar. 6, 2014) Eric Marcus does not go back far enough to find the real gentrifiers of Chelsea and all of New York City; Peter Minuit, the original gentrifier, in what was then called New Amsterdam, gentrified Native Americans right off Manhattan Island. It hasn’t stopped since, [&hellip
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Classical Music, Cafe-Style

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Tiny Caffe Vivaldi offers crowdsourced classical concerts West Village This month and next, little Caffe Vivaldi in the West Village will join the ranks of institutions like Carnegie Hall as a place to hear great classical music. Why? Because a husband and wife team likes to throw intimate birthday parties and celebrations for composers such [&hellip
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Don’t Blame the Park

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While the High Line has heralded some changes in the area, it’s not the only factor in Chelsea’s continuing transformation By Eric Marcus West Chelsea It’s both silly and naive to blame the High Line for the ongoing transformation of western Chelsea. Just as it’s silly and naive to credit the High Line with catalyzing [&hellip
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