New Restaurant Week Takes the High Road

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Restaurants The week long event celebrates establishments that support their workers New York City Restaurant Week: been there, done that, right? The dining deal that allows city dwellers to get a taste of haute cuisine at a softer price point debuted in the early ‘90s and has since inspired many spinoffs, including Brooklyn Restaurant Week, [&hellip
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New Building could strain schools

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

New Construction City leaders eyeing impact of 1,000+ unit apartment building on Upper West Side Upper West Side City leaders are looking closely at plans for a 1,189-unit apartment building at 606 West 57th Street that’s just received approval from the City Planning Commission. Although the project would create construction jobs and make better use [&hellip
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Spring Protection for Cats and Dogs

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

Pets The warm weather means it’s time to check up on your pets’ well being and safety As we say goodbye to the chills and snow and hello to the sun, be aware of seasonal hazards that can threaten your pets. Experts at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and [&hellip
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What the next Landmarks Chair could mean for downtown

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

Op Ed By Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation There’s been much speculation lately about who the next Chair of the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will be. Though there are competing theories as to who the frontrunner is, all agree that whoever is chosen will have a huge impact on our [&hellip
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Fighting for historic Tribeca

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

Residents scramble to landmark a 120-year-old building slated for demolition TRIBECA The noble fortress on the edge of Tribeca is not going to surrender quietly. The building located at 67 Vestry Street was once home to a number of prolific New York artists but now the warehouse-turned-creative space is at risk of being torn down. [&hellip
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The noise in our heads

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

What’s up with that? A bill in the City Council attacks 24-hour work permits For three nights in recent months, the construction project near where Jane Bonia lives has been loud enough to jolt her out of bed. “The noise is incredibly loud,” said Bonia. “It’s impossible to sleep while they’re banging on metal. I’m [&hellip
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Teens on the Community Board

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

A resolution in the City Council would open up the boards to younger members Seventeen-year-old Quentin Dupouy became interested in politics when he campaigned for Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012. Later he attended community board meetings to draw attention to a program he created to help foreign exchange students learn English. This led him to [&hellip
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Champions of the Mind

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

The annual Memory Championship tests the outer limits of contestants’ memory skills Gramercy Park Every two years, the Olympic Games remind the world of humans’ extraordinary athletic abilities. Another event, less well-known but arguably just as important in touting achievement, happens every year, to champion the power of the mind. The USA Memory Championship is [&hellip
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