Which Neighborhood Lights Up the Most?

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

Whether you’re looking to avoid secondhand smoke or light up freely, some areas of the city are smokier than others Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the city, killing more than one New Yorker every hour—more than AIDS, alcohol, murder and suicide combined. In spite of, or perhaps because of this, New [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Thursday, Aug. 22 Lower East Side Youthmarket: fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers. Also workshops on small business skills, nutrition education for young adults. Between Grand St. and Columbia St. Every Thursday until the end of November. 3 PM – 7 PM. www.grownyc.org Toddler Time with storytelling and playtime at Mulberry Street Library. [&hellip
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Rob Sheffield Gets Carried Away with Karaoke

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

The Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author speaks about 99 Luftballoons, Bowery Ballroom, and spa-raoke Writer Rob Sheffield explains that karaoke is the only American pastime that rewards you for subpar performance – but that’s what makes it so fun. In his new book, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke, which [&hellip
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The 2013 Race: A Marathon That’s Far From Over

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

Voters will be making crucial decisions three times in the upcoming months While many insiders think there’s just three weeks left until we pick a new mayor, comptroller, public advocate, two borough presidents, a district attorney and a new city council – an unprecedented turnover in our municipal government – it’s actually just the second [&hellip
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Lower Manhattan Yields Buried Treasure

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Workers have found artifacts from past centuries during routine excavations The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles and wine and champagne bottles corked centuries ago unearthed to prove it. A copper half-penny and a pair of children’s shoes are some of [&hellip
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Lawsuit Against Tribeca Photog Dismissed

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A lawsuit brought against a local photographer who snapped pictures of his neighbors through their open windows without their knowledge or permission has been dismissed. A state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan dismissed the case Monday. The judge ruled photographer Arne Svenson’s art was protected by the First Amendment. The New York Post says Svenson [&hellip
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Makeshift 9/11 Memorial Removed

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A judge has ordered a makeshift 9/11 memorial in an office of a city courthouse removed because of a complaint. Courts spokesman David Bookstaver told the New York Post that “someone found something offensive” about the bulletin board display of photos and newspaper clippings in Manhattan state Supreme Court. He said “we erred on the [&hellip
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