A New School for Dogs

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

A successful two-woman dog training business is seeking a new downtown home after a fire destroyed their previous space Chelsea Lifelong New Yorker Anna Jane Grossman grew up on 17th Street and 3rd Avenue watching her mother start her own business, and run it out of their apartment. Following in her mom’s foot steps, she [&hellip
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Ten ways to a good night’s sleep

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

Getting enough sleep is an important part of maintaining overall health Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good “sleep hygiene.” Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis: Stick to the same bedtime and wake [&hellip
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Boro Prez and others call for landmarks law reform

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

West Side Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and representatives from the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the Historic Districts Council are calling for reforms to the city’s landmarking process. The appeal comes on the heels of the of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) declining to consider landmark status for the Rizzoli bookstore building at 31 [&hellip
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Not Your Grandma’s Easter Celebration

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

Haunted House creators reinvent an Easter carnival Lower East Side Easter is not a holiday typically associated with burlesque shows, dunk tanks and live DJs, but that’s exactly what visitors to Full Bunny Contact can expect. Developed by the creators of the annual Nightmare Haunted House, Full Bunny Contact is a four-day Easter extravaganza fashioned [&hellip
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Say No to Scaffolding

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

Op Ed Sidewalk sheds and scaffolding plague the city and cause unnecessary eyesores By John Elari There is something I would like you to look into: the ever-increasing number of buildings shrouded in scaffolding and/or sidewalk sheds in NYC. I use the term ever-increasing because I understand that’s exactly what is happening. And it’s all [&hellip
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Losing Sight, but Holding on to Memories

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

Seniors A writing program, often in braille, for the visually impaired During a recent class in a basement art studio at Visions at Selis Manor, a center for the visually impaired, playwright Barbara Cassidy asked her six writing students—all women—to make a list of items they would put in a memory box, and write a [&hellip
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New Restaurant Week Takes the High Road

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Restaurants The week long event celebrates establishments that support their workers New York City Restaurant Week: been there, done that, right? The dining deal that allows city dwellers to get a taste of haute cuisine at a softer price point debuted in the early ‘90s and has since inspired many spinoffs, including Brooklyn Restaurant Week, [&hellip
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New Building could strain schools

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

New Construction City leaders eyeing impact of 1,000+ unit apartment building on Upper West Side Upper West Side City leaders are looking closely at plans for a 1,189-unit apartment building at 606 West 57th Street that’s just received approval from the City Planning Commission. Although the project would create construction jobs and make better use [&hellip
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