Join Us for a Saving Small Business Forum

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

You may have noticed stories under the heading “Saving Small Business” in our pages recently. Every week, we get phone calls, letters and tips from readers about another beloved independent business struggling to stay afloat, and we think it’s important to document not just the stories of these individual businesses, but the root causes behind [&hellip
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Officials Call for New Permit Process for M.T.S.

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other East Side pols say the state needs to issue new environmental permits for the trash station Upper East Side Elected officials gathered at Asphalt Green last week, the recreation center adjacent to the site of the future East 91st Street marine trash transfer station, to call on the state to [&hellip
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Like Father, Like Daughter

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

Tony and Marisa May keep authentic Italian cuisine in the family The father-daughter team Tony and Marisa May, owners of Italian restaurant SD26, are rarely far from their dining room. “The family is always in the house,” said Marisa May. “The papa’s in the house. The children are in the house.” Since SD26 opened on [&hellip
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Activists, officials rally against Air BnB

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

Elected officials and community groups converged at City Hall to demand better regulation of illegal hotels Affordable housing advocates, community groups and elected officials rallied last week against the apartment sharing startup Airbnb, which they claim is violating state law and contributing to New York’s illegal hotel problem. The rally was a kickoff to the [&hellip
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Seawright Wins Primary for Upper East Side Assembly Seat

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Seawright, center, campaigning earlier today with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Rebecca Seawright has won the Democratic primary for the 76th Assembly district, representing the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, according to preliminary results from the New York State Board of Elections, with 86 percent of precincts reporting. With the latest results showing that she took 46 percent of the vote, Seawright will now run in the primary race [&hellip
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Kids from Afar on 9/11, Now Adult New Yorkers

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Young New Yorkers may not have been here in 2001, but the anniversary of the terrorist attacks still resonates By Adelle Brodbeck The events of September 11, 2001, are forever part of New York City’s identity. So too, is the fact that the city is constantly in flux, with more newcomers every day, every minute. [&hellip
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OP-ED: Joan Rivers and The Humor of Everything

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

Joan Rivers was the most interesting person I ever interviewed for these newspapers. But I wound up writing her a letter of apology. When I talked to her for a piece here about five years ago, I challenged her about whether the jokes in her act about sick people and old people were really funny. [&hellip
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