'F' For Failing Falafel?

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New Yorkers who enjoy falafel, halal, huaraches or the classic dirty water dog may soon know if their street meat got a passing grade from the city. After the Department of Health required restaurants to post a letter grade following an inspection, East Side Council Member Dan Garodnick wants street vendors to follow suit. “We [&hellip
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Townhouse Sets Real Estate Record

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Is the New York City real estate market picking up? The New York Post’s Jennifer Gould Keil reports that a new Upper West Side record has been set with the purchase of a $19.3 million townhouse on West 76th Street, off Central Park West
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Church Moves Closer to Landmark Status, But Sale Looms

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West Park Presbyterian Church is one step closer to achieving landmark status, but its reverend says the deteriorating building may be sold. The City Planning Commission voted unanimously March 9 to landmark the century-old church, at 165 W. 86th St. and Amsterdam Avenue. The City Council will now hold a public hearing on the designation [&hellip
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Central Park Tennis Bubble Gets East Side Questions

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The East Side’s community board backed an initial proposal in February 2009 to erect a bubble over the Central Park tennis courts during winter months, but the plan will get an additional review now that more details have been fleshed out. The Manhattan news website DNAinfo first reported concerns about pricey fees and noisy generators [&hellip
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Voices From Haiti

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The Haitian Times, a community newspaper based in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, has been on the ground covering the earthquake in Haiti for several days now. As fellow members of the New York Press Association, Our Town and West Side Spirit are posting some of the work that Haitian Times publisher Garry Pierre-Pierre and colleagues [&hellip
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Help for Haiti

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West Siders looking to lend a hand with rescue and rebuilding efforts in Haiti can take part in a volunteer-organized “Comedy Emergency” variety show Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Triad. Coordinators are promising quite the mixed bag of entertainment: improv, stand up comedy, circus acts, magic tricks and Haitian music, with proceeds going directly to [&hellip
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