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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Chronicling A Mother’s Long-Distance Love

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

In her new play, Upper West Sider Corinne Chateau goes to the Republic of Georgia to bring her baby home Mothers say that holding their children for the first time is the ultimate example of immediate unconditional love. Corinne Chateau felt that deep connection when she held Cali, only he wasn’t her son, but a [&hellip
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Singing to Save the World

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Remembering Pete Seeger’s legacy of promoting music and harmony for all “Sing to Save the World” was this paper’s “fit to print” headline over a huge photo and succinct story, by then-editor Marty Lipp. This glowing account of the January 1992 standing-room-only concert at Hunter College was subtitled, “Pete Seeger and his rainbow chorus singing [&hellip
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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

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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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