What happened to Micah Kellner?

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

One-time Democratic front-runner raised eyebrows for spending, attack ads Five months ago, Micah Kellner was a shoo-in for the city council on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Embraced by the city’s Democratic establishment, including outgoing Council Member Jessica Lappin, the 34-year-old state assemblyman had every hallmark of a rising star. Then, in late-July, Kellner’s campaign was [&hellip
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Bikes Vs. Parking

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

Upper East Side businesses complain that the new 1st Avenue bike lane extension drives away customers Local businesses are starting to feel the effects of extended bike lanes — and they don’t like it. Earlier this fall, work was completed on Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, extending the lanes to run all the [&hellip
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Writing the Book for Gay Grooms

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

Event planner Jason Mitchell penned the first ever planner for men marrying men Jason Mitchell helps put the “gay” in engagement. At least that’s what he promises in his new book, Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms. The how-to guide definitely delivers by considering the differences and similarities to planning a gay [&hellip
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New York, the Good Neighbor City

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

The most important defense against the next natural disaster is caring for one another May the October 29 New York Times Science/Health section piece “Natural Allies for the Next Sandy” remind us of other natural but too little tried allies, such as reported on John Hockenberry’s radio show I providentially happened to catch. The Times [&hellip
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Street Shrink

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Q: I meet so many different people everyday. But what is it about first impressions that are so hard to let go of—why does the first interaction always stick out the most? – Natalie, New York City A: Recently a friend of mine brought to my attention this same reoccurring phenomenon. She’d gone on a [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Friday November 8 Sensational Umbria Italian Trade Commission -33 East 67th street – between Madison and Park Avenues 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free This exhibit showcases different sides of life in the Italian Region of Umbria, capturing the uniqueness of both landscapes and portraits of the area. All the pictures were taken by world-renowned [&hellip
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The Landmarking Wars: What’s Next at City Hall?

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

Developers, preservationists gear up for post-election battle For key players in the fight between developers and preservationists, the countdown to a new city administration boils down to this: how will Bill de Blasio approach development in Manhattan? On the one hand, de Blasio has a record of siding with preservationists, dating back to his days fighting [&hellip
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Fund-raiser for UES building manager

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A social society for building managers in Manhattan is holding a fund-raiser for the family of a long-time Upper East Side building manager forced by illness to retire. The Hibernia Provident Society is raising money for Pat Dunne, one of its founding members, at a fund-raiser Nov. 19 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at [&hellip
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