With jerky unsafe, consider alternative pet treats

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The controversy surrounding jerky treats for pets has resumed following an announcement that two major pet treat manufacturers will soon return their products to stores’ shelves. The treats in question had been voluntarily recalled, though members of the public were warned by the Food and Drug Administration through a report that approximately 4,500 dogs had [&hellip
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Beloved Doorman Says Farewell

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Long time Upper East Side doorman Carlos Monteiro retires after 20 years making residents feel at home It seems like everyone at 445 East 86th Street has a Carlos story. Carlos Monteiro, 70, has been the doorman at the Upper East Side co-op for the past 28 years, and this past Friday was his last [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 7 Cassandra Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St 7 p.m. Free Nimrod Opera Zurich presents the visualisation of Michael Jarrell’s opera for the first time in the U.S., featuring actress Anna Clementi with the Argento Chamber Ensemble. bohemiannationalhall.com Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Lincoln Center Free New York’s fashion week is here and runs [&hellip
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New Research Building Opens on East Side

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On Friday, January 31, members of the Cornell Board of Trustees and the Weill Cornell Medical College Board of Overseers were joined by local elected leaders and supporters of the hospital for the opening of a new research building at East 69th Street and York Avenue. The Belfer Research Building is an 18-story, $650 million [&hellip
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That Doggie In the Window

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

A state ban on puppy mills makes life uncomfortable for Manhattan pet stores Every Thursday night, the protestors line up in front of CitiPups in Chelsea, handing out fliers to passersby, their chants of “Stop Puppy Mills” drowning out the faint barks of the puppies romping in the window. This small band of protestors has [&hellip
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Priced out of Carnegie Hill

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Small businesses hit hard by rent increases, changes in co-op rules Fred Kooby signed a lease for his stationery store on the Upper East Side the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Since then, he’s operated Blacker and Kooby at the same location on Madison Avenue and 88th Street with a handful of [&hellip
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Hoping for Pay Dirt On Super Bowl Weekend

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

Renting out apartments to out-of-towners, sometimes at sky-box prices Real estate broker Ralph Auerbach owns a number of residences he’s been renting out for a few years through the website AirBnB, including one on the Upper West Side that is going for $5,000 for Super Bowl week. The rate for a normal week in January? [&hellip
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Bringing the Brilliance Back to Living in The Big Apple

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

Upper East Sider Amelia Meena started Appleshine to help with the daunting task of organizing our belongings When you’re trying to stuff that last pair of jeans into an overflowing drawer, don’t you ever want to stop and just declutter? That’s where personal organizer Amelia Meena comes to the rescue as your own cheerleader, teacher, [&hellip
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