Midtown East Italian Joint, “Destino” A Mixed Experience

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

Destino Scores Points With Service and Atmosphere, but food has not quite come into its own yet As I sat down inside “Destino,” a neighborhood-friendly Italian restaurant at 50th Street and 1st Avenue, I first noticed an elderly woman speaking with her waiter about which wine to order. The waiter remembered which wines she ordered [&hellip
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Denim Day Draws Masses

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

Event to raise awareness about sexual violence gets wide support Hundreds of supporters came out to City Hall last week, clad in denim, to kick off Denim Day, an international movement which aims to raise awareness about sexual assault. Numerous elected officials including presidents from each borough, and community based organizations including the New York [&hellip
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Community Convention

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Senator Daniel Squadron is hosting the fifth Annual 26th Senate District Community Convention on Sunday, April 28th. The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and will take place at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street (b/t West & Greenwich Streets). Join your fellow community members to give valuable input concerning the [&hellip
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Tourist Stashes Gun in Downtown Hotel

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An out-of-state tourist caused a strange panic and police investigation when he purposefully left a loaded handgun in the cushions of a chair in a downtown hotel lobby. On Sunday around 2 p.m., the man walked into the Club Quarters Hotel at 144 Washington Street and hid the gun – or so he thought. Another [&hellip
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The Minority is the Majority at CUNY’s “Where I’m From”

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

CUNY’s live taping of its first radio show on heritage and culture draws an eclectic mix of performers “This is a show for the New America, where the majority is the minority,” said Jesse Hardman when he introduced the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s first edition of “Where I’m From” at last weekend’s live taping [&hellip
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For Earth Day, 17 Shades of Green

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Urban Greenwalk Launches with 8 Day Green Initiative Event By Helaina Hovitz Urban Greenwalk, a new nonprofit designed to educate city folk on everyday green initiatives, took its first steps on Saturday, April 20, in 17 stores along Bleecker Street between Bank and Charles Streets. The initiative was born when downtown resident Steven McClure, 44, [&hellip
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Putting the Brakes on Food Trucks

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

Food Truck 4-25 The city council may limit mobile food vendors Food trucks have become essential elements to the workday lunch and the job force, but for Upper West and Upper East Side residents and businesses, they can be detrimental to quality of life. That’s why Council Member Dan Garodnick authored a citywide bill that would designate food [&hellip
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