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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Taking the Slop Out of Sloppy Joe

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

Parents and schools try out new solutions to revive the school lunch On today’s menu: curried chickpeas with a side of jasmine rose rice and “superhero spinach.” This may sound like a dish at a trendy vegetarian restaurant, but it’s actually one of the brand-new “Meatless Monday” items on the Department of Education’s new alternative [&hellip
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A Front Row Seat to the Ballet

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

New York City Ballet’s Chase Finlay on The Nutcracker, fantasy football, and his company’s new online series The largest ballet company in the country is getting personal. Although the New York City Ballet captivates its audience night after night, not much is known about the dancers’ individual journeys. This is where the new AOL On [&hellip
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A Team of Rivals?

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

Imagine the city government if the next mayor asked his opponents to help lead One of the greatest political books ever, “A Team of Rivals,” by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, tells the compelling and always relevant tale of Abe Lincoln’s unprecedented hiring of his presidential rivals to serve in his administration. Not before, nor since, [&hellip
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Politics Threaten Horse-Carriage Rides

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Both mayoral candidates back plans to replace or reduce the horses Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of New York – an experience nearly as old as the city itself – could be clip-clopping to a halt. Animal activists who have long argued that horses have no place mixing in the traffic of the nation’s [&hellip
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Stars in Our Schools

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Loyola Senior Wins MAGIS award and Le Moyne Scholarship Julia Suozzi, an Upper East Side resident and Loyola High School senior, recently received the Magis award, an award for student leadership and citizenship, as well as a $10,000 scholarship to Le Moyne College in Syracuse. Suozzi, who spent this past summer training her teachers in [&hellip
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Village Poet Reflects the City

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Grace Shulman, 78, has spent her life writing poems about the wild world of downtown Manhattan “There he is, outside the subway entrance/ where sunlit figures race down steps into darkness/ their hearing, like mine, dulled by traffic whines,” writes Greenwich Village poet Grace Schulman in her poem, “Street Music, Astor Place.” In her upcoming [&hellip
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Seniors Walk the Red Carpet

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The Carter Burden Center for the Aging’s 12th annual fashion show From when the first models took to the runway to the end-of-show standing ovation, audience members were delighted at the 12th Annual Fashion Show starring the seniors, volunteers and staff at The Carter Burden Center for the Aging’s Luncheon Club on the Upper East [&hellip
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