The Second-Luckiest Man In The World

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

At home with the Upper East Side’s Lou Gehrig expert, on the anniversary of the famous speech Every year around the 4th of July, the phone in Ray Robinson’s Upper East Side apartment, where he has lived for the past 57 years, starts to ring again. Though it’s been nearly a quarter century since the [&hellip
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For Dog Owners, an Urban Fear Returns

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

Some dog owners are on high alert against potential pet snatchers in their neighborhoods Resident Peter Falk was walking Moey, a fluffy, friendly mixed breed of poodle, Bichon Frise and shih tzu, around 6 p.m. on June 25. He tied him to a fence briefly and went to chat with construction workers across the street. [&hellip
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Rethink Your Drinks

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

Summer tips on how to hydrate the right way, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics With the official start of summer and temperatures on the rise, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to rethink your drink and keep hydrated during summer months and throughout the year. “With warmer temperatures and increased outdoor [&hellip
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L.E.S. Community Board Re-elects Chair

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

Incumbent chair Gigi Li fends off challenger, retains majority of board’s confidence Lower East Side Last Tuesday’s Community Board 3 meeting started like any other. Board members mingled beforehand, secured copies of the agenda from the front of the room, and took their seats in the first few rows of Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium. One [&hellip
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Feeling Left Out Of Pride Week

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

Despite the big crowds, not everyone felt part of the celebration New York City celebrated Gay Pride with the support of a crowd of approximately 1 million people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. But not everyone downtown was in on the celebration. Kelsey Harrison is an openly gay woman who said [&hellip
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July 4th Events

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

Celebrate the nation’s independence without leaving Manhattan This July 4th weekend, you can stay close to home and still have a blast. We’ve compiled a list of local events – some family-friendly, some adult-centric – so you can celebrate with your neighbors. East Side Barbeque Fri Jul 4, 1 – 6 p.m. Riverpark 450 East [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: The Tradeoff of Fresh Eggs

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Sometimes I click on “Last-Minute Getaways” from Travelocity. I’m particularly vulnerable when I’m on deadline. That’s when I get in really deep, clicking further and further until I’m a mouse tap away from booking a room. The Trout Room, perhaps. The Trout Room is a suite at the Pitcher Inn, a hotel in Vermont where [&hellip
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