On the East Side, a New Political Force

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

Rebecca Seawright, a relative newcomer to state politics, grabs an early endorsement lead Upper East Side Rebecca Seawright has emerged as the clear front runner in the race for the 76th Assembly District on the Upper East Side. She got a huge early endorsement from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who has a wealth of credibility [&hellip
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Opponents Pledge More Arrests to Fight M.T.S.

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

Vows of further protests follow a construction accident at the East 91st Street site Yorkville Last Wednesday morning, a rogue jackhammer chisel sailed through the air, crashed through a window, and landed right in the middle of a neighborhood’s fight to stop a nearby garbage station from being built. The day after the construction accident [&hellip
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Crumbs Will Rise

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

The faltering cupcake company closed its doors last week, but now it seems there will be a mini-revival Crumbs Bake Shop may not crumble after all. Following the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings and the abrupt closure of all Crumbs locations last week, the company announced on July 11 that the cupcake chain will receive [&hellip
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Raking It In and Still Priced Out

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

Young professionals in Manhattan are finding it increasingly difficult to find apartments, even for those with steady incomes Ask a successful New Yorkers about her first apartment in Manhattan, and you’ll usually hear comedic horror stories of 5th floor walk-ups, the lingering smells from the downstairs Thai restaurant, and a lack of storage space. Generations [&hellip
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An Alternative to Alternate Side

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

The City Council is proposing changes to alternate side parking rules that could alleviate some of the waiting-around time for car owners Upper East Side “This is the most unproductive use of my time,” said Bob S. as he sat in his car on East 85th Street, waiting for the clock to hit 10:30 a.m. [&hellip
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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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OP-ED: When a community loses its pillars

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

By Bette Dewing Too little considered is how the “small business” label doesn’t really reflect the incalculable good these independent eateries and neighborhood stores do for big city life. “Community pillars” is more like it, a label we found in Danny Meyer’s impassioned oh-so-welcome July 3rd Times op-ed, “There Goes the Neighborhood Café.” Meyer is [&hellip
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