Your Candidates for District 5

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    We asked the four people running to replace current Council Member Jessica Lappin in the district that covers the Upper East Side east of Fifth Avenue and Roosevelt Island why they should get your vote. David Paul Garland Republican Management Consultant Your number one priority on your first day in office: The Waste [&hellip
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A Thread to NYC History

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town

Author Stephanie Lehmann sews together pieces of the past to create a patchwork of the present Vintage clothing has never been this modern. Stephanie Lehmann’s newest novel, Astor Place Vintage, engenders a new appreciation for the rich history that we walk past every day. Her protagonist Amanda, who owns a vintage clothing shop in the [&hellip
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The Bra Bar

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

Venerable neighborhood lingerie shop gets an upgrade Imagine hopping up onto a barstool, greeting the person behind the counter, and ordering a literal pick-me-up: a push-up bra.  That’s the idea behind the bra bar at the new and improved Town Shop, a lingerie staple on the Upper West Side for over a century, which moved [&hellip
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Introducing the Meet Cute

Written by Kristine Keller on . Posted in News Our Town

Finding the cure for summer’s end Summer is ending. And since we can’t freeze time to stop this inevitable temporal marker, we have to devise other ways to stay optimistic and ward off impending fall stressors. I advocate that meet-cutes, in the form of stranger interactions in New York City, are positive for our mental [&hellip
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The Bloomberg Referendum

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

What’s at stake on September 10 and November 5 The primary election season is, thankfully, coming to a close and after all the forums and tv commercials and media coverage of issues and sexcapades, it’s finally decision time. It is feeling like September 10th will be a referendum on the Bloomberg era, with Christine Quinn [&hellip
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Worry Over E. 91st St. MTS Flooding

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

Elected officials spoke of their concerns over extreme weather affecting the future garbage transfer site Yorkville residents have protested the construction of the Marine Transfer Station for multiple reasons, from concerns of air pollution and asthma, to financial drain. At a press conference last Thursday, and at the peak of hurricane season, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, [&hellip
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Rosh Hashanah Events in the Manhattan area

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

Celebrate the New Year in your neighborhood Upper West Side Shofar in the Park shofarinthepark.com, Central Park Bandshell, Sept. 5, 5-6 p.m. Join other New Yorkers for an hour of celebration and reflection at the bandshell (middle of the park from the East 72nd Street or West 72nd Street entrances, right next to SummerStage, the [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, September 6 Conversation with a Conservator — The Hunt of the Frail Stag: Five Medieval Tapestry Fragments The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 2–2:45 p.m., free with museum admission. Experience a lively dialogue with a museum conservator about these intriguing objects. Giulia Chiostrini is an assistant conservator in the Department of Textile [&hellip
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