OP-ED: Is NYC Tourism Out of Control?

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

By John Elari NYC & Co., NYC’s official marketing ombudsman for tourism, can now boast of reaching a staggering 55 million visitors to Gotham, one year ahead of their 2015 target. And with 18 tourist offices now operating in 18 different countries, their hope is to bring that total even higher as the years roll [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: When Life Gives You Broccoli Stalks

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

An acquaintance sources botanicals for Proctor & Gamble. When you see shampoo infused with mint oil, he’s the guy tracking down the mint. He came over to a party at our farm, and a few beers in said: Hey, you should grow stuff for me. A few beers in ourselves, we said: Definitely! He suggested [&hellip
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Developer Makes Changes In ‘Poor Door’ Design

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

Following an outcry from the public and elected officials, an Upper West Side developer is giving affordable-rate tenants more access A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday. The retooled [&hellip
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LETTER: Car Owners Are Part of the Problem

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A fellow Manhattanite and car owner says that personal vehicles are a luxury and not entitled to parking spots By G.R., West 95th Street As I was reading J.B.’s letter in the August 21st edition (“The Never-Ending Fight for Parking”), I couldn’t help notice he lives on E. 89th Street. This is close to the [&hellip
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Down To The Wire in Assembly Race

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Two candidates get big endorsements, one commits a gaffe during televised debate Uppper East Side Assembly candidate Rebecca Seawright landed a big endorsement recently when longtime East Side Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney publicly voiced her support for the campaign. Maloney, considered by many insiders to be the matriarch of Manhattan’s Democrat establishment, had previously avoided endorsing [&hellip
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Feedback: New York’s Summer of Science

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On the East Side, learning does not stop when school gets out. This summer, I visited two science programs for children of different age groups, both of which showed that education can continue well into the hottest months. That’s important: Research has shown that when children don’t participate in enriching summer activities, they lose significant [&hellip
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Moey the Lost Dog Returns Home

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

In June, the Falk family’s beloved pooch was stolen off the street — now he’s returned to his family A lot of people told Yelena Falk that she should give up on finding her family’s lost dog, Moey. But the Falks’ sad story has an improbably happy ending, thanks to persistence, hope, some vigilant New [&hellip
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Making Happy Meals into Healthier Meals

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

East Side councilman wants fast food restaurants to serve healthier fare in exchange for the ability to give away toys to kids Happy Meals might soon need to get healthy. Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos introduced legislation last week that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys. The bill, which is [&hellip
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