The Argument For Banning Horse Carriages

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

OP ED A leading proponent of the ban hits back It’s revealing that your editorial has seen fit to scold animal activists and hold them up to unrealistic and silly white glove standards, while ignoring the vicious lies of the carriage trade. By focusing on style over substance, you are not fulfilling your journalistic duties [&hellip
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Fresh Air or Smoke and Mirrors?

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

Public embraces ubiquitous new product before long-term health effects are known SOHO On the edge of the downtown neighborhood, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze. Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked [&hellip
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These Walls Can Talk

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

  Current exhibits explore NYC streets’ past and present Last November, one of New York’s most iconic art exhibits was unceremoniously whitewashed. Outdoor art space 5Pointz, a destination in Long Island City where graffiti writers from all over the world came to leave their mark, was covered over with white paint last November at the [&hellip
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Mayor Takes On Affordable Housing

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

De Blasio’s housing initiative includes an investment of $41 billion Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a 10-year plan to expand and protect affordable housing in New York City. According to the mayor’s office, a $41 billion investment will yield 80,000 new and 120,000 preserved units of affordable housing in the next decade. The city will [&hellip
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The Keeper of the Snow Angels

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

Ever wonder who keeps all those kids pointed in the same direction at the ballet? The answer is Dena Abergel Dena Abergel is a kid whisperer. If a production at New York City Ballet includes child dancers — and some, like “The Nutcracker” have a lot of them — it is Abergel who casts, teaches [&hellip
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Editorial: Where Are The Reasonable People?

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

It happens at some point in many hot political debates: when things get particularly nasty, one side or the other will calm down, take a breath, and say that, of course, “reasonable people can disagree.” Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be a lot of reasonable people on the side of banning carriage horses in Central [&hellip
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U.P.S.’s Manhattan Problem

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

A former franchisee accuses the shipping giant of routinely gouging customers throughout the city Last month, when nearly a dozen UPS Stores across the city closed down in a single day, the initial focus was on the customers put out by the shutdown: dozens of people found themselves unable to access their rented mailboxes, while [&hellip
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