East side building honors its long-time doorman

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Residents of 635 Park Ave. went all out for their doorman of 50 years. The 13-story building, at 66th Street, threw a champagne reception earlier this month for doorman Vincent Perez, who was there with his family, residents of the building, and supers from neighoring buildings. Shareholders presented Perez, who has been at the same [&hellip
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To The Editor

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I think you’re doing a very good job. The paper has become more interesting “of late.” I used to just read Bette Dewing’s column and throw the paper away. But for the last couple of months, there have been stories of interest and I find myself reading everything — even the ads. So, that is [&hellip
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Searching Online for the Perfect School

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

Manhattan startup Noodle.org helps parents and students in high-school selection process Let’s say your middle schooler strives to be a ballerina and lives on the Upper East Side. According to Noodle.org, she should be looking at Talent Unlimited High School on East 67th Street. And your younger son, who’s shown an interest in architecture? Noodle [&hellip
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Comic Serenades Sallie Mae

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

Student Loan Girl_opt A downtown resident takes a unique approach to dealing with oversize student loan payments Last week, Jessica Delfino, who writes and performs “dirty folk rock” for a living, prepared to make a familiar call to the company that manages her student loans. She planned to tell whatever representative who answered the phone that she certainly [&hellip
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City Hall’s Secrecy Scramble

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

Community groups complain of lack of disclosure for big development projects Two major projects developed in the final months of the Bloomberg administration have prompted residents and neighborhood leaders to complain about a lack of transparency and collaboration as City Hall scrambles to complete its work by the end of the mayor’s term. The two [&hellip
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Lighting Up Lincoln Square

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

President of Lincoln Square BID, Monica Blum, on tree lightings, bike lanes, and Mayor Koch Most that goes on from West 58th to 70th streets is, literally, Monica Blum’s business. As president of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District for 17 years, a typical day for her can consist of picking up litter, calling 311, [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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Q: I’m really interested in the things that impact decision-making processes in groups. What are some factors that contribute to how people make decisions? – Jeannette, NYC A: Though New York City is a haven for the independent-minded, we are often tasked with making decisions in group settings, whether it’s at home, work, school, or [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, November 29th Metropolitan Museum Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche Metropolitan Museum of Art,1000 Fifth Avenue 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene—embellished with [&hellip
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Bookseller Braves Cold Streets, Lukewarm Market

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

Zachary Aptekar says the book-selling business isn’t as robust as it once was It’s Saturday afternoon in November, sunny and brisk but not too cold — still decent weather for selling books. Zachary Aptekar has set up his tables just east of Washington Square Park, next to a food truck in front of the NYU [&hellip
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