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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Out & About

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Friday, January 31 Ballet Looks to the Future and Function of Beauty in Dance 92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street 8 p.m., $15 How has a dance form developed in sixteenth century France emerged as arguably the most adaptable and enduring style of theatrical dance? Despite its rarified origins, ballet has evolved to become relevant [&hellip
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Jaywalking Crackdown Doesn’t Phase New Yorkers

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

Amid a rash of pedestrian deaths in the city, the police are upping their enforcement of jaywalking laws Most New Yorkers ponder the consequences of jaywalking about as often as they contemplate the advanced physics of movement – in other words, they don’t think about it, they just do it. But errant street-dashers may need [&hellip
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Letter to the Editor

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Rockefeller University Plan (January 16 edition) Regarding Rockefeller University’s plan to build a 4-block long platform over the FDR drive directly adjacent to the East River Esplanade between 64th and 68th Streets: there is more at stake than the loss of 244 square feet of public open space referred to in the article. The proposed [&hellip
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Kallos Kicks Off Council Term

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On Sunday, January 26, Benjamin Kallos was joined by over 700 Upper East Side leaders and residents as he took the oath of office for the city council, representing the Upper East Side’s 5th district. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman swore in Kallos on his bar-mitzvah chumash as it was held by his [&hellip
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Solving a Deadly Traffic Puzzle

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

Following a number of recent pedestrian fatalities — including four more over the weekend — experts, residents, and elected leaders look for answers The corner of 97th and West End Avenue was crowded with neighbors, activists and local politicians last week for the vigil for two pedestrians killed in separate accidents. The victims included Cooper [&hellip
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Garodnick Sharpens Focus for Final Council Term

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town

After conceding the speaker’s race, the third-term Upper East Side council member turns his attention to development and neighborhood concerns Dan Garodnick is nothing if not unflappable. Coming down from a roller coaster year of campaigning for three different elected positions as well as supporting colleagues running for citywide offices, Garodnick has just started his [&hellip
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The First President in New York

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

Historian Harlow Giles Unger pays homage to the presidency of George Washington in his newest book At the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States almost 225 years ago. The building where the event took place, Federal Hall, housed Congress at that time in [&hellip
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