Holy Week With Reverend Doctor Brown

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Easter week is the busiest of the year for many New York City churches. For one Manhattan minister, the race starts on Palm Sunday As people buzzed around the Marble Collegiate Church on Sunday, awaiting the start of the Palm Sunday service, Reverend Dr. Michael Brown was away from the chaos, rehearsing his sermon in [&hellip
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Pushing Paper

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Joyce Mintzer runs S. Posner Sons Inc., the family business she inherited from her father, making and distributing paper products for high-end clients Upper East Side Joyce Mintzer has worked for the past 50 years to keep her family’s paper distribution business alive by applying the same business principles her grandfather used 125 years ago [&hellip
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Downtown Easter Services

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Trinity Church 74 Trinity Place near Rector Street Good Friday 12 p.m. Good Friday Worship Easter Sunday 8 a.m. Easter Festive Eucharist 10 a.m. Easter Festive Eucharist for Children and Families Our Lady of Victory Church 60 William Street near Pine Street Easter Sunday 7 a.m. Easter Service 9 a.m. Easter Service 11 a.m. Easter [&hellip
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Fixing Potholes By Calling Them In

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

OP-ED The Department of Transportation, which is responsible for repairing potholes, can only address those that are reported through calls to 311 By Roseanne Levitt Soho There are “twin potholes” in the crossing between the southeast and southwest corners of Sullivan and Prince Streets in SoHo. According to an article on pothole repair in the [&hellip
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Taking Attendance

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Councilman recommends community board members get the boot over absenteeism Members of local community boards may soon be making attendance at meetings more of a priority. In reviewing potential board members to reappoint to the Upper East Side’s Community Board 8, freshman Councilman Ben Kallos recommended to Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office that several [&hellip
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Give Free-Parking Buses the Boot

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

OP ED The out-of-state buses are clogging up the streets downtown and creating hazards for neighborhood residents and businesses By Charles Eshelman Tribeca Why do out of state chartered tour buses have parking violation immunity? Why do out of state chartered tour buses have free parking? Everyday you can find them violating posted parking signs [&hellip
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Saving Mom and Pop

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Is it time for an affordable housing-like effort to help local retailers? The Upper East Side stationary store Blacker and Kooby has been around since 1963, at the corner of 88th Street and Madison Avenue in the heart of Carnegie Hill. For decades, the neighborhood mainstay sold art and school supplies, pens and pencils, notebooks [&hellip
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A New School for Dogs

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

A successful two-woman dog training business is seeking a new downtown home after a fire destroyed their previous space Chelsea Lifelong New Yorker Anna Jane Grossman grew up on 17th Street and 3rd Avenue watching her mother start her own business, and run it out of their apartment. Following in her mom’s foot steps, she [&hellip
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