Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

For last minute Christmas shopping, try these Upper East Side alternatives to the big box stores While the city offers plenty of national brands for holiday shopping, there are also dozens of hidden gems nestled between the giant retail chains. We’ve found local, small business options for any last minute gifts. Bookstores -Corner Bookstore; Extensive [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Friday, December 20 In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion 92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue 2 p.m. $21 We’re all familiar with the voluminous breeches and elaborate lace ruffs of 16th and 17th century portraiture, but did you know that the clothing seen in many of these paintings cost more than the paintings [&hellip
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Controversial Jewish home center receives $2.5 million grant

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

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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