Downtown Boards Pinpoint Most Dangerous Intersections

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer asked each community board to identify the worst traffic spots Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a very long list of what community members say are problematic intersections and streets for pedestrians in Manhattan. The list is compiled by each of the borough’s 12 community boards, which used [&hellip
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A Sweet Spot in Chelsea Market

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

Eleni’s Cookies started with some home baking and has become a thriving local business Eleni’s has made a name for itself by putting virtually everything and anything on a cookie. “You name the cookie and we can make it,” owner Eleni Gianopulos said. From corporate logos to people’s faces, each unique treat is truly a [&hellip
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Clean Eating for a Better Life

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

Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple teaches fellow New Yorkers how to cook themselves healthy Not everyone can make eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, and sugar from their diet seem fun. But if you speak to Amie Valpone, you will find that her passion for healthy eating is infectious. A personal chef and nutritionist, the Upper [&hellip
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The Downside of the High Line

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

The transformation of West Chelsea has been costly to long-time businesses In the six years since the High Line Park opened in 2007, the western edge of Chelsea has been completely transformed. Once one of the last frontiers in Manhattan, the area along Tenth and Eleventh avenues now attracts an estimated three million tourists a [&hellip
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The First Lady of the New NYPD

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

Rikki Klieman, an accomplished attorney and actress and wife of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, takes New York by storm It must take a lot to throw Rikki Klieman off her game. She won’t let a blizzard ruffle her any more than a cross-country move leaving her dream job behind, or an unexpected return to public [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 21 A Lantern Festival with Dance Works by H.T. Chen Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd floor (corner Mulberry & Bayard) 7 p.m. $10-$25 The celebratory, family-friendly teahouse format features pre-show activities and refreshments served before and during the show, along with lanterns with riddles for audience members to solve. 212.349.0126;feb2014teahouse.eventbrite.com Family [&hellip
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52 Weeks in the City

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

Two friends wrote a blog, then a book, vowing to do something new each week for a year One night at Hi-Life Restaurant, Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin were, ironically, talking about the high and lows of their lives. Both happily married 40-somethings with children, they sometimes felt the need to stray from their routines [&hellip
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Lappin lands at the Downtown Alliance

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Former East Side councilmember Jessica Lappin has taken a job as the president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, an organization that promotes businesses and services for residents in Lower Manhattan. In her time representing the 5th City Council District, Lappin helped push through the Cornell tech center project on Roosevelt Island and worked [&hellip
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