Last Blast

Written by Adam Janos on . Posted in News Our Town

MTA finally ends underground explosions on Second Avenue Good news for businesses on the Upper East Side: the constant blasting noises from the Second Avenue subway project are finally over. According to the MTA, the project’s final blast occurred at 5:21 p.m. on Monday, November 18, on the north side of 86th and Second Avenue. [&hellip
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Striking a Chord with the Younger Generation

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

Husband and wife duo – and huge Beethoven fans – put a new spin on the classics at Caffé Vivaldi Classical music can really bring out the creativity in a couple. Ege Maltepe, an actress from Istanbul, and her husband Emir Gamsizoglu, a Turkish pianist, decided to move to New York City to pursue their [&hellip
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Future Shock

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

Real estate trends are bucking the old traditions A few weeks ago, two five room apartments around 86th Street in Manhattan hit the market. One, a three bedroom in mint condition, sits on a low floor in a pleasant prewar building on West End Avenue. It has good light and approximately 1550 square feet. The [&hellip
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Ask Margaret

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

Q:What are non-smokers rights? I have just moved into a rental building, two year lease unfortunately. I have COPD from second hand smoke; never had a cigarette in my mouth. I, and my daughter, smelled smoke in the apartment the day I moved in. I would like to break my lease, but I fear that [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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

Q: Does volunteering really make you happier? Jeff, student A: This is a timely question as the holiday season is in full swing. Most likely in the next couple of weeks you’ll be reflecting on all of the people that have come in and out of your life and left indelible markers of impact. And [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Friday, December 6 Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in Conversation with Lynn Hirschberg Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 91st Sreet. 8 p.m. $96 Will Ferrell (star/co-writer) and Adam McKay (co-writer/director) of the upcoming film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will talk with journalist Lynn Hirschberg as Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s top-rated newsman, prepares to [&hellip
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How Much Would You Pay For A New Knee?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town

Upper East Side surgeon is among the first to offer “a la carte” medical pricing Imagine if you could walk into your surgeon’s office and price-shop the same way you do now for sweaters. Upper East Side orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Haar is among the nation’s pioneers in the use of “a la carte” pricing [&hellip
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