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Celebrating a young 106

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On Valentine’s Day, Jewish Home Lifecare marked a milestone more impressive than any bouquet of roses or box of chocolates: longtime resident Bridget Taylor turned 106 years old. Feb. 14 is her actual birthday and Jewish Home staff and other residents celebrated this strong and feisty senior with a party in her honor, complete with [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 21 Masters in Collaboration VIII Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street 8 p.m. $26/$32: member;non-nmember Lyn and de Paor will be using poetry, music, and visual imagery to present a day in the life of an imagined village somewhere in the West of Ireland, with various characters, living and dead, real and [&hellip
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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In response to “Hoping for Pay Dirt on Super Bowl Weekend,” Jan. 30 I was very surprised to see your cover article about the renting out of apartments for the Super Bowl weekend mainly emphasizing the use of AirBnB and Craigslist with absolutely no regard or mention that such activities are mostly against the law [&hellip
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Construction on West 93rd Street?

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Scaffolding shields walkers from falling debris It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s a falling brick. A West Side Spirit reader alerted us to possible new construction due to the erection of scaffolding outside of a New York City Housing Authority building at 201 W. 93rd Street at Amsterdam Avenue. Investigation of the site revealed [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 14 Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra JATA: Colombia & Peru Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street 8 p.m., $20 Explores jazz as expressed by some of today’s leading artists and composers from those countries now living in the United States. For over centuries, dissimilar cultures from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and other [&hellip
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Missett and Straus To Wed

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Varinda Singh Missett and Eric Peter Straus are to be married Sunday evening February 16 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan. Their children Mitchell Kuhnert, Samantha Missett, Madison Missett, Jacob Straus and Emily Straus, each became Universal Life Ministers to officiate. The bride, 51, is originally from San Diego, Calif. She is Chief Executive [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 7 Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56th Street 8 p.m., $25/$15 students & seniors Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in a program of trios, including a new work to music by Liszt and repertory dances to music by Haydn and Luciano Berio. newchamberballet.com Ethics in [&hellip
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Upper West Side church receives Sacred Sites grant

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The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 13 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $200,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant of $30,000 to Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, United Methodist on the Upper West Side to assist with the repair and restoration [&hellip
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Rosenthal chair of contracts committee

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Newly elected councilwoman Helen Rosenthal has been named chair of the City Council’s Committee on Contracts. The committee is responsible for reviewing the city’s procurement policies and procedures and has oversight over government contracts. Rosenthal represents City Council District 6 on the Upper West Side and Central Park. Prior to being elected she was a [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 31 FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke’s World , Finale Concert Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 155 W 65th Street 8 p.m., Free Works include the New York premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem, Giya Kancheli’s And farewell goes out sighing… with Juilliard countertenor John Holiday and Juilliard violinist Ken Hamao, and the United States premiere [&hellip
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