Redistricting Plan a Game of Mirrors

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Liz Krueger, Senator- D (NY) “Only a nonpartisan solution accurately reflects the voting publc,” – Liz Krueger by Liz Krueger Two years ago, I committed to vote against any redistricting plan unless it was developed through a nonpartisan redistricting process. I stand by that commitment, and not just because our current process is flawed. Not surprisingly, both houses’ majority parties [&hellip
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The Secret to Being a Sommelier: The building blocks of pairing good food and wine

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, On Topic OTDT, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, The Penniless Epicure

It was my friend Brian’s housewarming get-together, and I knew I could always count on a meticulously planned event from him. This time, he had hired caterers to pass around finger foods and corresponding glasses of wine with each food choice. The first two were tremendous: a sparkling wine with a fried oyster and aioli [&hellip
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8 Million Stories: How Deborah Fenker knows the boy next door

Written by Deborah Fenker on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Remaining friendly with my ex-boyfriends has always been my M.O. Recently, however, I realized that this may have had more than a little to do with the fact that the post-breakup has historically found me and my ex on separate continents—or at least opposite coasts. More recently, I thought the distance from Chelsea to Brooklyn would [&hellip
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On Topic: A Changing Village and a Call for Voices

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

In and around the Village, we’re seeing an extraordinary burst of development activity with far-reaching consequences. Trinity Realty will soon file an application to rezone Hudson Square and turn it into a 24-hour high-rise mixed-use community. Jamestown Properties is seeking to rezone Chelsea Market to enable the construction of a huge hotel and office complex [&hellip
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8MS: What RACHEL KHONA Learned from Pam Anderson

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

I’ve always found Pamela Anderson a creature of strange fascination. No, it’s not because I am a lesbian or because I have a large plastic boob fetish, much as my childhood Barbie collection might dictate otherwise. It’s not even because she was married to Tommy Lee, on whom I have an undying crush despite his [&hellip
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On Topic: The American President Show

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in On Topic OTDT

It’s close! It’s so close! Romney’s ahead! No, Gingrich is ahead! Oh, here comes Santorum! But can any of them beat Obama? It’s so exciting, I can’t stand it. The sporting style of American mainstream media coverage of political “races” may be fun for some people. But it’s also irresponsibly dumb because of the difference [&hellip
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On Topic: For Roe v. Wade Supporters, Silence is No Longer a Choice

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

03_OnTopic.Carolyn.Maloney.as_ Last Sunday, we marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that guarantees a woman’s right to choose. Reproductive freedom is at greater risk now than at any time since Roe was handed down in 1973, and family planning is under attack. Women can no longer afford to be silent. [&hellip
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On Topic: The American President Show On Topic: The American President Show

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

It’s close! It’s so close! Romney’s ahead! No, Gingrich is ahead! Oh, here comes Santorum! But can any of them beat Obama? It’s so exciting, I can’t stand it. The sporting style of American mainstream media coverage of political “races” may be fun for some people. But it’s also irresponsibly dumb because of the difference [&hellip
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