East Side No Longer Quietest Neighborhood

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

Second Avenue subway construction increases noise on East Side; downtown still hotspot for loud zones With the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park season now behind us, it could seem like an interminable wait before the next season of free concerts, but fear not, because there is a public program that will continue to [&hellip
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A Chef with a Lot on His Plate

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

Jean-Georges dishes on breakfast, ginger, and his new venture, ABC Cocina The restaurant scene in New York City, or the world for that matter, would be very different without Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Forty years ago, a young Jean-Georges ate at his first 3-Star Michelin-rated restaurant and was immediately smitten. He started there as an apprentice and [&hellip
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Will Democratic Primary Be Like 2001 or 1977?

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

The first round of voting for our next mayor could easily repeat history Like the old saying goes: “Those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it.” This is true in local politics as it is for broader social issues. And in this year’s mayoral campaign, it may be more instructive to rewind [&hellip
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Gracious Home Marks 50th Year

Written by Laura Shanahan on . Posted in News Our Town

A housewares and hardware store like few others Goodness, Gracious Home! Were you really born in 1963? Indeed, you were, as a humble housewares and hardware store, but look at you now. Modest no longer, you’re a treasure trove of luxe and high-end, well, everything – from candy bars to candles, sheets to shampoos, pillows [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town

Do you have news of a civic or neighborhood organization, church or synagogue, little league team, or a philanthropic organization? Whatever is going on in the neighborhood, Our Town wants to know and share it with our readers. Send your news to hoodhappenings@strausnews.com. Israeli Folk Dancing Folk dancing and fun with Ruth Goodman at the [&hellip
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67th Street Library Exhibits Seniors Work

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town

Twenty senior citizens participated at the 67th Branch of the New York Public Library Creative Aging program, a eight-week class during which they explored the world of color. A reception drew 40 area residents on Saturday, July 27. Some of the art work is on view through October. It will be open to the public [&hellip
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Cornell Tech Campus Moves Closer to Being Built on Roosevelt Island

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Manhattan Borough Board approves Cornell-NYCEDC lease agreement The Cornell engineering and technology campus to be built on Roosevelt Island is one step closer to final approval. The Manhattan Borough Board voted last Thursday to approve a lease agreement between Cornell University and the NYC Economic Development Corporation to build a tech campus on Roosevelt Island. [&hellip
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Post-Bloomberg Arts Funding Remains a Giant Question Mark

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

Bloomberg to end $34 million Arts Advancement Initiative this year Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is the 13th richest person in the world. And come this November, when he leaves office, the cash probably won’t be flowing as freely into the greatest city in the world. It’s especially a scramble for the 245 arts organizations throughout [&hellip
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