The Newcomer on the East Side

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Kallos arrives, with a technology focus Ben Kallos will be sworn in to the City Council this week, taking Jessica Lappin’s seat representing a broad swath of the Upper East Side, Midtown East and Roosevelt Island. His victory in the race was a surprise – he was running against current Assembly Member Micah Kellner, who [&hellip
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Stuck in Transit

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

Wheelchair-bound commuters face a subway system on the East Side with almost no elevators Kitty Lunn will never forget the day when she was stuck in her wheelchair for four hours in front of a broken elevator at the 51st Street subway station on Lexington Avenue. No one stopped to help her, thinking she was [&hellip
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Coffee, The Musical

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

Easy Villager Robert Galinsky pours his heart out (literally) when it comes to coffee Four hundred million cups of coffee are sipped every day in the United States alone. One dedicated java drinker, East Village resident Robert Galinsky, recognized just how many different kinds of people in New York come together in their quest for [&hellip
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Recycled Christmas Trees Become Mulch, Dunes & Lumber

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Thousands of used trees end up helping the environment It’s one of America’s great recycling success stories: Every year, hundreds of thousands of discarded Christmas trees are collected and reused. New York City’s Department of Sanitation collects about 150,000 trees each year and mulches them in a joint program with the Parks Department. The mulch [&hellip
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Out & About

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Instructive, Entertaining and Moral: Toys & Childhood in the 19th-Century Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, 421 East 61st Street 11-4 p.m., $8; $7 students; Free seniors & children under 12 View popular toys of the 19th century and explore what they can tell us about child development and play in America in the 1800s. [&hellip
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A Call for a National Women’s History Museum

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Currently, in the nation’s Capital, there’s an Air and Space Museum, a Spy Museum, a Textile Museum, a National Postal Museum, even a Crime and Punishment Museum. But there is no national museum that tells the full story of the amazing, brilliant, courageous, innovative and sometimes defiant women who have helped to shape our history [&hellip
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