Making a New Pet Feel at Home

Written by Melissa Treuman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Bideawee offers tips for acclimating a dog or cat to a new environment and family After the initial excitement of adopting a pet dog or cat, most owners will very quickly realize the benefit of starting their companion on the right “paw.” Regardless of whether you adopt a dog, puppy, cat or kitten, immediate training [&hellip
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A Visit to the Seed Library

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

The Hudson Valley Seed Library cultivates many seeds that end up in New York City gardens One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed – “I really don’t care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds.” There it was in a [&hellip
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Educating Schools on Tech

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Upper East Side CEO Kathy Walter bridges the technology gap for teachers and students The days of back-to-school purchases being simple supplies like pencils and notebooks is shifting as schools embrace the technology age. Now, there is the added component of computers in the classroom, and educators must prepare accordingly. That’s where Kathy Walter comes [&hellip
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Belting it Out for an Audience

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown

New play staged in East Village karaoke bar East Village For director Kathryn Hamilton, the sight of words lighting up on a karaoke screen with a buoyant dot jumping from one word to the next is “one of the most melancholy things in the world.” “I don’t know why,” said Hamilton. “Maybe it’s the absence [&hellip
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Pratt Student’s Designs in the Spotlight

Written by Catherine Ellsberg on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

A graduate student at the Pratt Institute won a design competition to sell his notebooks in Barnes & Noble When Ben Tuber, now a graduate student at the Pratt Institute, was an undergrad at the University of Chicago, he wasn’t exactly planning a future in design. Immersed in the relatively esoteric world of ancient Greek [&hellip
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A New Barre for New York City

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Meegan Gregg, director of operations for fitness studio Barre3 West Village, gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the studio’s launch A new exercise studio that just opened in the West Village is hoping that New Yorkers’ quest for that perfect workout will end at the ballet barre. Barre3 gives workout classes that tone and shape [&hellip
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Music Keeps Them Young

Written by Mesfin Fekadu on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

90-year-old musicians played a concert at Baruch College A recent concert at Baruch College had nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the school founded in 1919. Pianist and composer Irving Fields, who turned 99 last week, performed a show Monday night dubbed “90 and [&hellip
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Back To School Bites

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it’s easy to get into a rut. But by making a few delicious and convenient choices in the grocery store, you can break away from the same old sandwich routine and serve up nibbles and noshes your kids will love. Whether [&hellip
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School Is Back. Where Does Yours Rank?

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Special Sections

Like everything else in New York, education is something of a competitive sport. What are the best high schools and how do you get into them? Where do you need to live if you want to give your kid a decent kindergarten? How do you tell one private school from another? What about schools for [&hellip
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