OP-ED: Playground of The One Percent

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It’s a tragedy that Manhattan, with its long, rich history of cultural diversity, of open arms to the downtrodden of the world, has reached a point in its development whereby the inclusion of all the many classes who originally came here early on — and still try — is now gone but limited only to [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Third Way On Traffic

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I have been writing letters to city mayors going back to Giuliani saying the same exact thing — that there should be a third cycle in the traffic lights in which all traffic cars etc. are at a standstill and pedestrians can cross the street safely. The city traffic lights were, in fact, installed incorrectly [&hellip
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A Club-like Neighborhood Theater On The East Side

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59E59 Theaters offer an alternative to broadway By Valerie Gladstone Upper East Side Almost hidden on 59th Street between Park and Madison avenues, 59E59 Theaters might be overlooked but for the fact that since their founding in 2002 they have presented some of New York’s most engrossing new plays. The brainchild of their artistic director, [&hellip
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Helping Loved Ones with Dementia

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Tips for people caring for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.4 million American’s suffer from Alzheimer’s or other dementias, which includes one in eight Americans over the age of 65 and nearly half of Americans over the age of 85. Home health aides can be [&hellip
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What it “Means” to be a Writer

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

In his second novel, Douglas Brunt gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a political campaign In 2010, Douglas Brunt decided to leave his job as a CEO to become a full-time writer. His epiphany came in Central Park, after a moment of soul searching with his wife, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. At that time, [&hellip
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Join Us for a Saving Small Business Forum

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

You may have noticed stories under the heading “Saving Small Business” in our pages recently. Every week, we get phone calls, letters and tips from readers about another beloved independent business struggling to stay afloat, and we think it’s important to document not just the stories of these individual businesses, but the root causes behind [&hellip
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Officials Call for New Permit Process for M.T.S.

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other East Side pols say the state needs to issue new environmental permits for the trash station Upper East Side Elected officials gathered at Asphalt Green last week, the recreation center adjacent to the site of the future East 91st Street marine trash transfer station, to call on the state to [&hellip
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Like Father, Like Daughter

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

Tony and Marisa May keep authentic Italian cuisine in the family The father-daughter team Tony and Marisa May, owners of Italian restaurant SD26, are rarely far from their dining room. “The family is always in the house,” said Marisa May. “The papa’s in the house. The children are in the house.” Since SD26 opened on [&hellip
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