Where the (East Side) Love Is: Missed Connection Hot Zones

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Uncategorized

We tracked the neighborhood hot spots of Craigslist’s `missed connection’ posts City life is full of near-hits and glancing what-ifs. Most people go about their day giving little thought to what could have been if they had reached across the subway aisle and asked the cute girl in the red hat for her number before [&hellip
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Garodnick Pushes for Ad Transparency

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

East Side councilman hopes that ‘with disclosure, perhaps will come more civility’ As any New Yorker knows, politics in this town can get nasty. Last election cycle, for instance, featured ads arguing that City Comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer should be behind bars {because he “secretly wired money to criminal enterprises and solicited prostitutes”) and others [&hellip
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Minding Manhattan’s Business

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

The President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce talks about the Second Avenue Subway, the Super Bowl, and Mayor Bloomberg After college, Nancy Ploeger set off on a cross-country adventure to find the city that would become her home one day. Local businesses are very fortunate that she decided on New York. This year, she [&hellip
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The Sex Shop Goes Upscale

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The Pleasure Chest has opened a new outpost on Second Avenue, offering bedroom accessories in a posh location It sits on Second Avenue, between 60th and 61st streets, called out by discreet signage on a wooden block. At first glance, it looks like a hip new restaurant on a very traditional block of the Upper [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Friday, February 14 Shorewalkers Harlem River Valley Walk Harlem River Valley, 207th Street under the #1 train 10 a.m. Walk over University Ave. Bridge and south along the Harlem River. Walk north over the George Washington Bridge into High Bridge Park. Bring Lunch. Hike leader: Cy Adler; adlercy@gmail.com shorewalkers.org Love Bites! A Night of Valentine [&hellip
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Letters

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Could you use the power of the press to SHAME well-funded large corporation storefronts that refuse to clean sidewalks or busstops in front of their properties? Maybe grade these a la restaurant grades. Perhaps the 30-year mom and pop shops can’t get the job done. But how dare the likes of CVS, Duane Reade, Bank [&hellip
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BREAKING: Knishes are back!

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And now for some unabashedly good news: our long, painful knish shortage is almost over. Gabila, supplier of most of the knish’s found in the city’s delis, said last week that a new knish-making machine had finally arrived at its Long Island factory, five months after the original was knocked out of service by a [&hellip
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Camps Speak an International Language

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Some American camps are teaching international language and customs There’s a passionate debate going on — whether men and women should share child-rearing responsibilities — even if it means the father sometimes stays at home. Native American, Nigerian, Kyrgyz, Israeli, Bosnian, Azerbaijani, and American teens each express their points of view. And it’s only 9 [&hellip
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What Will Happen to the Horses?

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

Carriage horses The city’s horse carriage industry may be coming to an end – but no one is quite sure where the animals will go The horses pulling carriages through Central Park aren’t aware that their working days are numbered, which is probably for the best, considering their uncertain future. Currently there are about 220 horses registered [&hellip
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Public Financing for Private Schools

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

Grace Church School Under-the-radar agency helps exclusive schools raise hundreds of millions of dollars– all while public schools scramble A little-known program within the city’s Economic Development Corp. has become the chief vehicle by which private schools in Manhattan refinance their capital projects, funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to some of the priciest schools in the city. [&hellip
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