Controversial Jewish home center receives $2.5 million grant

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Despite opposition and concerns from the community, the Jewish Home Lifecare Center, a new 20-story nursing home development slated to be built on West 97th Street starting in 2014, has received a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. “The Weinberg Foundation is thrilled to be supporting a care model that [&hellip
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Holiday visit to Weill Cornell

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Santa and some firefighter helpers visited pediatric patients at the East side’s Komansky Center for Children’s Health at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Firefighters from the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation arrived at the main entrance of the hospital on E. 68th Street, where Santa waved to hospitalized children from the truck’s tower ladder. [&hellip
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O, Christmas Tree!

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

The corner tree stand on the Upper East Side isn’t what you think it is We all know them from our neighborhoods: the corner tree stand, complete with lights, some wreaths, and the flannel-clad, bearded attendant sipping hot chocolate and chatting about this year’s crop of evergreens. But who are these people? Do they really [&hellip
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Chain Stores Boom on East Side

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

While the influx of chain stores has slowed citywide, they’re gaining on the Upper East Side Are chain stores tacky eyesores, or affordable conveniences? Do they hurt local businesses, or help local residents? While some locals have fought against the encrouchment of stores like 7-Eleven on the turf of what used to be mom-and-pop shops, they [&hellip
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A Murder Mystery with a Lot of Personality

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

Murder for Two’s director keeps his audience in stitches and suspense There is no mystery to directing a successful musical. Scott Schwartz, the director of the new Off-Broadway show, Murder for Two, combines all the elements a theater audience craves – suspense, romance, humor, and, most importantly, superb acting. There are only two actors on [&hellip
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East side nurse wins national honors for Superstorm Sandy efforts

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Jill Goldstein, a nurse with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, has been honored with the nation’s largest nursing recognition award, sponsored by Nurse.com. Goldstein was recognized for the relief efforts she organized and implemented during Superstorm Sandy that went well beyond her call of duty. The award, sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson [&hellip
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East Side police precinct council marks four decades

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The 19th Police Precinct’s Community Council celebrated its 40th anniversary on the Upper East Side. The council gathered earlier this month at the Church of the Holy Trinity, with live music, lots of food, and many of the precinct’s former officers, who came to reminisce and celebrate. Kathy Jolowicz, a vice president and founding member [&hellip
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