Rethink Your Drinks

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

Summer tips on how to hydrate the right way, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics With the official start of summer and temperatures on the rise, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to rethink your drink and keep hydrated during summer months and throughout the year. “With warmer temperatures and increased outdoor [&hellip
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L.E.S. Community Board Re-elects Chair

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

Incumbent chair Gigi Li fends off challenger, retains majority of board’s confidence Lower East Side Last Tuesday’s Community Board 3 meeting started like any other. Board members mingled beforehand, secured copies of the agenda from the front of the room, and took their seats in the first few rows of Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium. One [&hellip
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Feeling Left Out Of Pride Week

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

Despite the big crowds, not everyone felt part of the celebration New York City celebrated Gay Pride with the support of a crowd of approximately 1 million people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. But not everyone downtown was in on the celebration. Kelsey Harrison is an openly gay woman who said [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: The Tradeoff of Fresh Eggs

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Sometimes I click on “Last-Minute Getaways” from Travelocity. I’m particularly vulnerable when I’m on deadline. That’s when I get in really deep, clicking further and further until I’m a mouse tap away from booking a room. The Trout Room, perhaps. The Trout Room is a suite at the Pitcher Inn, a hotel in Vermont where [&hellip
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Neighbors Bring Village Park to Life

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

A group of residents has joined forces to revitalize Christopher Park West Village New York has been steadily shedding its 20th century reputation as a filthy city with garbage-lined streets, an effort usually attributed to sweeping policy overhauls by past mayors. But a major, if overlooked, reason Manhattan has remained in such good shape is [&hellip
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Stringer: City Response to Sandy ‘a failure’

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

Residents say small businesses still floundering, residential towers not prepared for next hurricane Lower Manhattan Comptroller Scott Stringer held the last of his six town hall-style hearings to discuss post-Sandy recovery progress – or the lack thereof – in Manhattan last week. “The reason we’re holding this hearing is that Build it Back was an [&hellip
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