The First Lady of the New NYPD

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

Rikki Klieman, an accomplished attorney and actress and wife of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, takes New York by storm It must take a lot to throw Rikki Klieman off her game. She won’t let a blizzard ruffle her any more than a cross-country move leaving her dream job behind, or an unexpected return to public [&hellip
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Camps Speak an International Language

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

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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52 Weeks in the City

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

Two friends wrote a blog, then a book, vowing to do something new each week for a year One night at Hi-Life Restaurant, Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin were, ironically, talking about the high and lows of their lives. Both happily married 40-somethings with children, they sometimes felt the need to stray from their routines [&hellip
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Intervention, and the lessons of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

Know someone whom you desperately want to quit drinking or smoking or using illicit drugs or doing other destructive behavior? Then don’t be silent. And don’t believe that dangerous but prevailing notion that the drinker, smoker, drug-user, etc. must really want to stop the defeating behavior before they can be helped. Believe instead that there [&hellip
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What happened to Full House Antiques?

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A tipster says the high-end consignment store closed — with clients’ merchandise hanging in the balance Full House Antiques, a consignment store on 3rd Avenue and East 80th Street, specialized in high-end furniture, brought in by local customers, with sales being split between customers and the store. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Feb 21 Project Printmaking Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free with price of admission Learn about the jewelry and costumes of New York’s 19th century elite. Children learn how to make clothing designs by creating a line sheet, a page that [&hellip
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Letters To The Editor

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

To The Editor: The argument by certain “pro-horse-carriage” individuals that carriage horses “would die” if the carriage industry were banned, is admittedly an entrapping one. Yet, it seems to me that it can be a matter of the lesser of two evils. If horses can be properly cared for and not overworked and if the [&hellip
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Lappin lands at the Downtown Alliance

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

Former East Side councilmember Jessica Lappin has taken a job as the president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, an organization that promotes businesses and services for residents in Lower Manhattan. In her time representing the 5th City Council District, Lappin helped push through the Cornell tech center project on Roosevelt Island and worked [&hellip
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Where the (East Side) Love Is: Missed Connection Hot Zones

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

We tracked the neighborhood hot spots of Craigslist’s `missed connection’ posts City life is full of near-hits and glancing what-ifs. Most people go about their day giving little thought to what could have been if they had reached across the subway aisle and asked the cute girl in the red hat for her number before [&hellip
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