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

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

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

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

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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HOLIDAY LISTINGS

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Rawther Fancy Tea with Santa The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 58th Street December 13 and 20th, 2-3pm and 4-5pm $150 per adult-child pair, $90 per additional child Enjoy tea with Eloise and Santa at The Plaza: tea sandwiches, storytime, treats, and photos with Santa await, as well as a goody bag. Don’t forget to [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, December 13 Choir Concert Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, btwn 68th and 69th streets 7:30 p.m., $13; $5 children, students, seniors The Hunter College Choir, under the direction of Paul F. Mueller and Matthew Rupcich, will present Handel’s stirring Foundling Hospital Anthem and Finzi’s evocative In Terra Pax, as well as Vivaldi’s energetic Dixit [&hellip
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