Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

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   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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Going for the Classic Bagel

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

A Barney Greengrass alum teams up for a new bagel store downtown Bari Musacchio, the former general manager of the family-style Italian spot Rubirosa on Mulberry Street, has lived in Nolita since 2002, and for the past dozen years she’s struggled to find a decent breakfast in the neighborhood. “I grew up on Long Island [&hellip
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Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

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Teen Life There’s one more crucial step for teens with their sights set on top colleges It’s college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that [&hellip
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Comedy is a Two-Way Street in New York City

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

Comedian Billy Eichner on Hell’s Kitchen, Parks and Recreation, and his Emmy nod The streets of New York are funnier with Billy Eichner on them. The Queens native employs a unique brand of comedy on his game show, “Billy on the Street,” in its third season on Fuse. Microphone in hand, the energetic comedian yells [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 28 The Paper Bag Players Workshop Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street 3:30 p.m., Free The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players. Each session will deal with the elements [&hellip
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A Jewish Headmaster for a Presbyterian school

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

The Alexander Robertson School has appointed Irwin Shlachter, a man with a history of success at independent Jewish schools, as its next headmaster Upper West Side Irwin Shlachter has been working to improve independent education his entire professional life, and will be starting the next chapter of his career as the Head of the Scottish [&hellip
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The Pothole and The Socialite

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

The winter has been brutal for the roadways downtown Three weeks ago Louise Grunwald fell into a pothole on the East Side and fractured her ankle. “It was noon on a beautiful day, I guess I wasn’t paying attention,” said Grunwald, an Upper East Side socialite who was married to the diplomat and former Time [&hellip
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Why Cars Are Killing People

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

Approximately 30,000 Americans will die from automobile collisions this year – but it doesn’t have to be this way By Hunter Oatman-Stanford There’s an open secret in America: If you want to kill someone, do it with a car. Today, despite the efforts of major public-health agencies and grassroots safety campaigns, few are aware that [&hellip
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These Streets Were Made for Talking

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

A program helps takes the emotional temperature of the city’s neighborhoods A new research project from Microsoft Research Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs is giving New York City’s neighborhoods a voice. HereHere NYC (herehere.co) displays the daily emotional temperatures of 42 neighborhoods on an interactive map. Led by Microsoft senior researcher Kati London, the project, [&hellip
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Strength Training — The Power of Camp

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Why the structure of a camp setting helps children with crucial development By Ethan Schafer, Ph.D. When I was fifteen, I was in my sixth summer at a traditional camp for boys in New Hampshire. One night after dinner, my counselor from the year before (a six-foot, five-inch English rugby player) asked me if I [&hellip
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