Down To The Wire in Assembly Race

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Two candidates get big endorsements, one commits a gaffe during televised debate Uppper East Side Assembly candidate Rebecca Seawright landed a big endorsement recently when longtime East Side Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney publicly voiced her support for the campaign. Maloney, considered by many insiders to be the matriarch of Manhattan’s Democrat establishment, had previously avoided endorsing [&hellip
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Feedback: New York’s Summer of Science

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

On the East Side, learning does not stop when school gets out. This summer, I visited two science programs for children of different age groups, both of which showed that education can continue well into the hottest months. That’s important: Research has shown that when children don’t participate in enriching summer activities, they lose significant [&hellip
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Moey the Lost Dog Returns Home

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

In June, the Falk family’s beloved pooch was stolen off the street — now he’s returned to his family A lot of people told Yelena Falk that she should give up on finding her family’s lost dog, Moey. But the Falks’ sad story has an improbably happy ending, thanks to persistence, hope, some vigilant New [&hellip
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Making Happy Meals into Healthier Meals

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

East Side councilman wants fast food restaurants to serve healthier fare in exchange for the ability to give away toys to kids Happy Meals might soon need to get healthy. Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos introduced legislation last week that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys. The bill, which is [&hellip
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Second Avenue Crash-Way

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

Taxi accidents are on the rise along Second Avenue in the subway construction zone Upper East Side Second Avenue has long been a cause of strife for New Yorkers on the East side. From restaurant owners losing profits due to subway construction to pedestrians being forced onto the street thanks to closed sidewalks, the avenue [&hellip
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Fighting The Landlord

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

Rent regulated tenants in the East Village sue landlord over alleged harassment East Village The lawsuit reads like a legendary New York housing horror story. In the Supreme Court filing from Aug. 6, there’s the building’s infestation of rodents and vermin, the perpetually unlocked front door, and the drug addicts who routinely roam the halls, [&hellip
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The Myth of New York’s Retiree Exodus

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

By Lenore Skomal Back in April, my husband stood in the middle of his company’s lunchroom and addressed the packed room of his staff and colleagues. He launched his heartfelt final thanks and goodbye over a spread of white cake and coffee. The next day, we drove away from the state we’d called home for [&hellip
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Editor’s Note

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

Public school or private? This elementary school or that one? Arts or science focus, charter or not? When did the process of getting into school become as tough as the subjects taught inside it? While this education guide isn’t big enough to answer all those questions — we’d need an encyclopedia for that — we [&hellip
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