Charities See Drop In Giving A Year After Sandy

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

New York Cares needs more coats; other NYC non-profits are feeling cutbacks too Throughout the city, a number of local charities are reporting an alarming drop in donations this year, and many attribute the discrepancy to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Last year, New Yorkers were overwhelmingly generous in the wake of the large-scale disaster [&hellip
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Mapping Crime on the East Side

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

A new NYPD database pinpoints felony crimes in the neighborhood — and the area around Bloomingdale’s stands out Want to know where the crime is on the east side? The NYPD has released its first interactive map of felony crimes in the city, showing in detail where murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny and motor [&hellip
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A Little Penny Goes a Long Way

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

Upper West Side philanthropist proves that we all can do our part to end poverty This holiday season, when you’re buying gifts at Time Warner Center, seeing The Nutcracker, or paying for an overpriced tree, remember that there are people in the world who live on just a dollar a day. Upper West Side resident [&hellip
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Why Haven’t CitiBikes Made It Uptown?

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

Since the bikeshare was launched last summer, the city has been flooded with 6,000 blue shareable bikes and hundreds of stations across southern Brooklyn and Manhattan. But even though lower Manhattan is teaming with bike share stations, the northernmost Citi bike station is at 60th Street- just above Columbus Circle. And although the city has [&hellip
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Camp Is for Every Child

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

How camp teaches every kid valuable life skills By Peg L. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, American Camp Association Watching my son after he returned from summer camp was the first hint that remarkable growth was underway. He was engaged, giving, and confident. Viewing the camp experience as a respite from the real world is somehow [&hellip
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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

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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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