Blackout

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Upper East Side For more than a month now, sidewalks along a three-block stretch of 2nd Avenue, from 68th to 71st streets, have been dangerously dark, without a single streetlight. “I come home frequently on the 68th Street crosstown bus and walking on that street at night is terrible,” said an Our Town reader, who [&hellip
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U.W.S. Filmmaker produces Doc About Her Mother’s Death

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

Kathy Leichter found solace through the filmmaking process as she created a documentary about her bipolar mother’s suicide By Gabrielle Alfiero In February of 1995, when documentary filmmaker Kathy Leichter was 28, she got a phone call from her dad, New York State Senator Franz Leichter, and promptly hung up on him. He called because [&hellip
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The Two Thirties

Written by Marsha McCreadie on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

FIT exhibit shows that fashion rose above Depression in the 1930s It’s a tough sell, to make a case for the 1930s high steppin’ fashions as the bedrock for our age’s easy-going, form-fitting but casually loose looks and functional clothing. But the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology does it, in a show called [&hellip
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Tackling Colon Cancer

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

March is colon cancer awareness month. A few simple steps can save your life. March is colon cancer awareness month, and despite growing mindfulness of the disease, there are still many misconceptions that remain. First lets take a look at the facts: Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Public Offers Opinion on Bogardus Garden and Plaza Redesign About a dozen residents and busies owners recently gathered to offer their opinions on the redesign on Tribeca’s Bogardus Garden and Plaza. The public citizens spoke to a collection of city design officials and landscape architects. Last year, Friends of Bogardus Garden received a $2 million [&hellip
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Picking Up Speed for Bike Share

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Jeff Guida has launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop a product that makes Citi Bikes easier to operate Citi Bike pedaled its way into New York last spring with great success, racking up 96,000 annual memberships and thousands of rides since its 2013 debut. Even with its overall approval ratings high, however, the Citi Bikes [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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China Institute Moving Downtown Despite occupying its current location for 70 years, the China Institute has put their Upper East Side mansion on the market for $32 million. The move will take the China Institute to a commercial condominium in the Financial District, which is cheaper and offers four times the space for galleries, multi-media [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 14 Aphra Behn’s Sir Patient Fancy Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street 8 p.m., $18 The Queen’s Company, NYC’s acclaimed all-female classical theater company, will be presenting a rare production of Aphra Behn’s Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen’s Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson (Lucille Lortel Award winner) and featuring the company’s signature [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

More Identity Thefts Plague Neighborhood More Upper East Side residents became the latest victims of the identity thefts that have been plaguing bank and credit card account holders in ever greater numbers. Here are the latest identity theft reports from the 19th precinct: • At 12 noon on Thursday, March 6, a 66-year-old man received [&hellip
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