Keep Libraries Open

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By Jonathan Bowles and Julie Sandorf At a time when many New Yorkers struggle to make the transition to today’s knowledge economy, no institution is doing more to bridge the gap than the city’s public libraries. The city’s 206 branch libraries have become the go-to places for those who lack the essential literacy, language and [&hellip
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Find One-of-Kind Sweaters and More at Granny-Made

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Brick-and-mortar store moves online-only in July By Laura Shanahan Say it ain’t so, Joe! But it is so: As per last week’s news item in this very paper, owner Michael Rosenberg’s singular store Granny-Made, which served the Upper West Side and fans from beyond – way beyond – for 27 years will be closing, with [&hellip
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New New Yorkers, from the Very Old Country

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A new Georgian restaurant wants to bring a taste of the home country to NYC By Adam Janos “Not to burn the kebab, not to burn the stick,” Beka Peradze, co-owner of new restaurant Oda House (76 Avenue B), explains. It’s an old idiom from his native land, the Republic of Georgia, a nation of [&hellip
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DA Warns Seniors: Beware of Scams

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

The District Attorney & Department of Aging warn about fraud and financial crimes A woman living on East 79th Street received an alarming phone call in mid-May from “Captain Tom Piscani” head of financial crime in New York who told her that she was in possession of counterfeit bills. He told her to cash a [&hellip
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Free Kids’ Sports

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City Parks Foundation kicks off its free sports programs for kids on July 1 this summer, offering tennis and track and field in East River Park. CityParks Tennis provides free tennis lessons to children, ages six to 16. The program promotes physical fitness while building self-confidence and is designed to make the sport of tennis [&hellip
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Bee-Wrangler Called to East Village

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An NYPD detective is being credited with removing about 12,000 bees that suddenly appeared on an East Village street on Wednesday, June 5. WABC says Detective Anthony Planakis used his well-honed bee-wrangling skills to remove the hive from the tree it was attached to. He says the bees didn’t pose an immediate threat. But they [&hellip
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The Cronut Craze

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Crunchy, sweet doughnut-croissant packs Soho bakery By Leanne Italie Oh the pull of that elusive reservation at the hot new restaurant. And double-oh the sweet and fatty decadence of a well-made dessert. Combine the two foodie emotions and you’ve got the Cronut. There’s a frenzy goin’ on for the croissant-doughnut hybrid that went on sale [&hellip
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