A New School for SoHo

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

The brother-sister team that runs the Montessori school in Flatiron is adding a downtown campus Angela Ciocca is committed to the Montessori philosophy of approaching education. She worked as a Montessori student teacher, earned her International Montessori Degree at an 18-month program in Perugia, Italy, and taught at different Montessori schools until opening her own, [&hellip
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A Reason to Keep Pushing for Pedestrian Plazas

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

In a story we excerpted in this week’s paper, “Why Cars Are Killing People,” (p. 12), writer Hunter Oatman-Stanford delves into the history of vehicle-pedestrian collisions in urban areas, and reveals that they weren’t always seen as the tragic and unavoidable accidents they are often categorized as today. In the early days of automobiles, drivers [&hellip
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Out & About

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

March 21 Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich St. between Rector & Carlisle 6-7:30 p.m., Free It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place. trinitywallstreet.org Paula Poundstone The City Winery, 155 Varick Street [&hellip
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On Pointe in New York City

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

ABT’s Misty Copeland on living in a convent, Café Luxembourg, and Taye Diggs By Angela Barbuti Misty Copeland took her first ballet class in gym shorts, a t-shirt, and socks because she could not afford a leotard and tights. The 31-year-old American Ballet Theater soloist has come a long way from her 13-year-old self, and [&hellip
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Do you think potholes are a problem in your neighborhood?

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

“It depends on where you look. There’s a lot of roads. You start shutting areas and people are going to get upset.” Ryan O.   “There’s always some construction. It always creates a problem. Even when I’m on my bike it’s a problem.” Marley G.   “It is a problem, my street has a lot [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Alleged Drunk Driver Facing Tougher Charges Domonic Whilby, who allegedly hijacked a delivery van and crashed into a bus, killing William Pena, an MTA bus driver last month, is now facing up to life in prison. Whilby showed no emotion when he plead not guilty to an indictment that included murder, aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular [&hellip
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Neighborhood Scrapbook

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BARUCH STUDENTS AT CUNY NOBEL SCIENCE CHALLENGE Baruch College students shined during the 2013 Nobel Science Challenge recently presented by the City University of New York. Baruch students Abdullah Ayaz, a junior, won first place in the category of Economics; Nancy Zhu, a sophomore, won second place in the category of Physics. Abdullah, who will [&hellip
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