The Travails of Online Dating Come Alive

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

 OkCupid veterans flock to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to swap horror stories Studies everywhere are examining the same panic-inducing question—will online dating, with its guaranteed ability to let you endlessly shop around and tailor your perfect mate, ruin relationships forever? Last week’s OkCupid Show (Stories of Love, Sex and the Internet) at the Housing Works [&hellip
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Straus News Enters the Manhattan Neighborhood News Market

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Jeanne Straus, President of Straus News, looks over issues of her company's newly acquired New York City weeklies with
William Pecover, Tom Allon and Richard Burns of Manhattan Media. Photo by Aaron Adler. Family-owned media company returns to its NYC roots Straus News, a leading community news publisher and owner of weeklies in the tri-state region, today acquired Manhattan’s premiere weekly newspapers. The weeklies include one of New York City’s best-known papers, Our Town, along with its sister publications Our Town Downtown, The West Side Spirit, The Chelsea [&hellip
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Q&A with ‘Koch’ Documentary Director

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koch-1.photo07 ‘Koch’ director Neil Barsky speaks candidly about honoring Mayor Koch            By Angela Barbuti In a sad twist of fate, former mayor Ed Koch died on the same day that a documentary on his life premieres in theaters. The late mayor will undoubtedly be immortalized though this touching and powerful film. The Twitter page of @KochTheMovie [&hellip
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Don’t be Fooled by Deceptive Puppy Mills

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PET STORES MIGHT DISGUISE SAD ORIGIN OF CUTE POOCHES How many of us have walked past a New York City pet store and stopped to look at the adorable puppies playing in the window? Have you ever wondered where they come from? If you have no idea, you are not alone. According to a national [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to State of the State

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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Ferry Resumes Service After Last Week’s Crash

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SeaStreak accident left more than 70 passengers injured By Caroline Lewis With a full investigation under way, the SeaStreak resumed full service this week, ferrying commuters between Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and Wall Street. Many passengers on board were already out of their seats and moving toward the exit of the SeaStreak Wall Street vessel, ready [&hellip
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Update: Downtown Synagogue Forced Out of Home

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DT_synagogue_manpray_aa By Caroline Lewis “We are shocked by [yesterday's] court decision,” said Richard McBee, President of Lower Manhattan’s Sixteenth Street Synagogue. The NYS Supreme Court has upheld the eviction of the synagogue from their home of more than 65 years by building owner Jack Braha. This decision marks a low point for McBee and the synagogue [&hellip
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2013 Predictions: What the Future Holds

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The Great Nokanduski Who doesn’t want to know what the future holds? We decided we’d rather not fly blind in 2013, so we asked celebs, politicians, writers and readers to tell us what they see in their personal crystal balls for the year ahead. The answers may surprise you… Celebrities Gaze Into the Stars The Protagonist’s Literary Predictions [&hellip
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The 2013 Winter Guide

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Illustration by Jensine Eckwell Once the holidays are over, it’s easy to view the winter season as a bleak, frigid time to curse the weather and your daily commute. But it’s not all gray slush and missing mittens! Winter in New York City is the time to explore, away from the throngs of summer tourists and ubiquitous street fairs. [&hellip
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Winter Guide: City Services

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

mini_500_4416_121496061581980 Stay Flexible Pure Yoga, 203 E. 86th St., 212-360-1888, pureyoga.com Pure Yoga’s Figure 4 Class is designed to give you the most effective results and a more flexible body. It can be tough to brave the winter elements to stay in shape, which is why this high-intensity yoga class is great for maintaining flexibility and [&hellip
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