Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, News Our Town

Fit to be Robbed Someone stole a woman’s wallet at a clothing store. At 7:30 PM on Sunday, April 27, a 66-year-old woman went into a fitting room at an Upper East Side clothing store, leaving her pocketbook unattended. When she came out of the fitting room, her bag was open and her wallet gone. [&hellip
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The Purgatory of Housing

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Some seniors are stuck in limbo between affordable housing programs, waiting lists, and Social Security earnings Upper East Side Ellen Ehrlich will be 87 years old next month. She receives $1,959 a month from Social Security, well short of the $2,100 she needs for her rent-stabilized apartment on East 95th Street. Her adult children pick [&hellip
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Activists Picket Liam Neeson’s Home

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

Members of PETA and NYCLASS came together to protest the actor’s recent statements in support of the carriage horse industry Upper West Side Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson’s home on Saturday said they don’t agree with the actor that the city’s carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn’t appear as about 50 demonstrators filled [&hellip
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Swapping Your Online Friends for Dining Deals

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, News Our Town

The new NYC-based app uses social media data to get local restaurants to offer discounts Ever wondered if you could get paid just to be yourself? A new smartphone app start-up called Haggle is hoping to do just that. It collects your social media data from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare and uses [&hellip
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Looking Back On the First 100 Days

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

OP ED On April 10th, I, along with many other East Side elected officials, marked 100 days in office. It has been an honor to represent you. A groundswell of activism among officials and residents, along with a pace that has kept me away from my wife, Irene, and cat Pandora, on more occasions than [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: A Passover story from the farm

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

It was midnight when we bounced up our long, rutted driveway. I wasn’t actually concerned. Yes, we were getting home late, but we occasionally close the chicken coop in the wee hours for one reason or another, and it’s only been a problem twice. Once was exactly a year ago. What was the likelihood of [&hellip
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Dining in the Lighting District

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

The Randolph reinvents itself amidst a string of retail lighting stores Lower East Side What the Randolph lacks in prime real estate, it makes up for in soul. Located off of the Bowery in the heart of the Lighting District, the Randolph at Broome (349) is primarily a craft beer and coffee outpost, and Randolph [&hellip
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They Paved Paradise

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

Park West Village tenants: green space destroyed for parking lot Upper West Side Tenants of Park West Village at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue are in court to prevent their landlord from converting green space they use as a recreational area into a parking lot, even though construction is well underway. Historically, tenants parked in [&hellip
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