Failing Grade for Elementary-School Tests

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

East side parents protest what they say are unfair and overly complex new state tests for elementary students Upper East Side Following the lead of two Brooklyn schools, dozens of schools in District 2 in Manhattan held demonstrations to voice their criticisms of new state tests they say are unfair and overly burdensome to young [&hellip
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Celebrating The Nazis’ Degenerates

Written by Val Castronovo on . Posted in News Our Town

The Neue Galerie returns to art derided by Hitler It’s July 18, 1937, and Adolf Hitler and the National Socialists are propagandizing about art. The grandiose House of German Art has officially opened in Munich, with an inaugural exhibit of state-sanctioned works labeled “Great German Art Exhibition.” The following day an opposing show opened next [&hellip
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Holy Week With Reverend Doctor Brown

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

Easter week is the busiest of the year for many New York City churches. For one Manhattan minister, the race starts on Palm Sunday As people buzzed around the Marble Collegiate Church on Sunday, awaiting the start of the Palm Sunday service, Reverend Dr. Michael Brown was away from the chaos, rehearsing his sermon in [&hellip
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Pushing Paper

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

Joyce Mintzer runs S. Posner Sons Inc., the family business she inherited from her father, making and distributing paper products for high-end clients Upper East Side Joyce Mintzer has worked for the past 50 years to keep her family’s paper distribution business alive by applying the same business principles her grandfather used 125 years ago [&hellip
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