Out & About

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Friday November 15 Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid Barnes and Noble, 86th & Lexington 7 p.m. Free Fulbright scholar Jessica Alexander stops by to discuss her gritty and inspiring memoir about responding to humanitarian crises across the globe. 212-369-2180 Herblock-The Black and White: A Tribeca Film Documentary 328 67th Street [&hellip
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Is Lenox Hill NY’s Most Expensive Hospital?

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Web study says so, but the hospital questions the methodology Just how pricey is Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side? A new study by the consumer-advocacy web site NerdWallet ranks Lenox Hill, at E. 77th Street and Park Avenue, as the state’s most expensive hospital. NerdWallet produced the ranking after analyzing the costs [&hellip
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Cheese Farmers Visit the City

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On Friday, November 8th, 75 New York State and New England dairy farmers arrived in the Big Apple to personally give thanks to New Yorkers for their loyalty and support during the Cabot Dairy Farmer Gratitude Tour. Coach buses, wrapped in signature Cabot plaid, traveled throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn dropping off the farmers at their [&hellip
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What happened to Micah Kellner?

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

One-time Democratic front-runner raised eyebrows for spending, attack ads Five months ago, Micah Kellner was a shoo-in for the city council on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Embraced by the city’s Democratic establishment, including outgoing Council Member Jessica Lappin, the 34-year-old state assemblyman had every hallmark of a rising star. Then, in late-July, Kellner’s campaign was [&hellip
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Bikes Vs. Parking

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

Upper East Side businesses complain that the new 1st Avenue bike lane extension drives away customers Local businesses are starting to feel the effects of extended bike lanes — and they don’t like it. Earlier this fall, work was completed on Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, extending the lanes to run all the [&hellip
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Writing the Book for Gay Grooms

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

Event planner Jason Mitchell penned the first ever planner for men marrying men Jason Mitchell helps put the “gay” in engagement. At least that’s what he promises in his new book, Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms. The how-to guide definitely delivers by considering the differences and similarities to planning a gay [&hellip
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New York, the Good Neighbor City

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

The most important defense against the next natural disaster is caring for one another May the October 29 New York Times Science/Health section piece “Natural Allies for the Next Sandy” remind us of other natural but too little tried allies, such as reported on John Hockenberry’s radio show I providentially happened to catch. The Times [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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Q: I meet so many different people everyday. But what is it about first impressions that are so hard to let go of—why does the first interaction always stick out the most? – Natalie, New York City A: Recently a friend of mine brought to my attention this same reoccurring phenomenon. She’d gone on a [&hellip
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