Protestors Flood Wall Street

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Following the massive march to bring attention to climate change, protestors flocked to Wall Street One day after a huge climate march uptown, about 3,000 activists on Monday flooded Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis. The protesters, dressed in blue, rallied in Battery Park [&hellip
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Last Stretch of High Line Opens

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

The northern section of the park on an elevated railroad track is now open for visitors Chelsea The last stretch of the High Line opened Sunday, completing one of the nation’s most distinctive urban transformations: an abandoned stretch of elevated rails that’s been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees. That last, [&hellip
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LETTER: Playground of the One Percent

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

It’s a tragedy that Manhattan, with its long, rich history of cultural diversity, of open arms to the downtrodden of the world, has reached a point in its development whereby the inclusion of all the many classes who originally came here early on — and still try — is now gone but limited only to [&hellip
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OP-ED: Playground of The One Percent

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

It’s a tragedy that Manhattan, with its long, rich history of cultural diversity, of open arms to the downtrodden of the world, has reached a point in its development whereby the inclusion of all the many classes who originally came here early on — and still try — is now gone but limited only to [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Third Way On Traffic

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I have been writing letters to city mayors going back to Giuliani saying the same exact thing — that there should be a third cycle in the traffic lights in which all traffic cars etc. are at a standstill and pedestrians can cross the street safely. The city traffic lights were, in fact, installed incorrectly [&hellip
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Helping Loved Ones with Dementia

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Tips for people caring for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.4 million American’s suffer from Alzheimer’s or other dementias, which includes one in eight Americans over the age of 65 and nearly half of Americans over the age of 85. Home health aides can be [&hellip
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What it “Means” to be a Writer

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

In his second novel, Douglas Brunt gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a political campaign In 2010, Douglas Brunt decided to leave his job as a CEO to become a full-time writer. His epiphany came in Central Park, after a moment of soul searching with his wife, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. At that time, [&hellip
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Join Us for a Saving Small Business Forum

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

You may have noticed stories under the heading “Saving Small Business” in our pages recently. Every week, we get phone calls, letters and tips from readers about another beloved independent business struggling to stay afloat, and we think it’s important to document not just the stories of these individual businesses, but the root causes behind [&hellip
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When A Grocery Store Goes

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

Residents accuse a supermarket chain on the Lower East Side of increasing prices on customers who lack options Before it closed, the Pathmark on Cherry Street was the most popular supermarket on the Lower East Side. The quality and prices were so good, residents say, that even people from outside the community would travel to [&hellip
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A Conservancy For The East River

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

Community stakeholders organize a pilot meeting for waterfront on the Lower East Side Two-dozen people gathered in the community room of a NYCHA housing development on the Lower East Side to discuss forming a conservancy for the East River waterfront, the first of its kind, in an apparent attempt to gain some measure of community [&hellip
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