Benefit Cuts Hit Farmers’ Markets

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

Customers and vendors express surprise at food stamp cutbacks Pamela Oleas, manager of the 92nd Street Greenmarket on the Upper East Side, estimates that over half of her customers use Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) to pay for their groceries. Oleas believes recent cuts to the food stamp program will certainly affect the market, but not [&hellip
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A Date with Kate on Broadway

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

First Date’s Kate Loprest on blind dates, Match.com, and Henry Cavill Although we’ve all been on the quintessential disastrous first date, there are always some that turn out to be exciting surprises. This is what First Date is – an hour and a half of heartwarming (and at times, heart-crushing) fun. It chronicles a first [&hellip
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Nursery, Pre-K, Kindergarten Private School

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Application Deadlines Check individual school websites for important dates and deadlines, i.e. Financial aid submissions; completion of application requirements (documentation, interviews, etc.); admission decisions; enrollment deadlines. Schools with no deadlines which are listed on the previous pages are not shown here. Fri. November 15 Avenues The World School Early Notification for N & Gr 2-11) [&hellip
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Election Chatter

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

What’s next for Liz, and assessing a Broooklyn mayor Before Bill de Blasio ran ramshackle over opponent Joe Lhota in the race for NYC mayor, shop talk was understandably centered on which elected leaders in the city’s Democratic corps were interested in a job with de Blasio’s administration. On the East Side of Manhattan, two [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday November 15 Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid Barnes and Noble, 86th & Lexington 7 p.m. Free Fulbright scholar Jessica Alexander stops by to discuss her gritty and inspiring memoir about responding to humanitarian crises across the globe. 212-369-2180 Herblock-The Black and White: A Tribeca Film Documentary 328 67th Street [&hellip
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Is Lenox Hill NY’s Most Expensive Hospital?

Written by Gene Roman on . Posted in News Our Town

Web study says so, but the hospital questions the methodology Just how pricey is Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side? A new study by the consumer-advocacy web site NerdWallet ranks Lenox Hill, at E. 77th Street and Park Avenue, as the state’s most expensive hospital. NerdWallet produced the ranking after analyzing the costs [&hellip
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Cheese Farmers Visit the City

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On Friday, November 8th, 75 New York State and New England dairy farmers arrived in the Big Apple to personally give thanks to New Yorkers for their loyalty and support during the Cabot Dairy Farmer Gratitude Tour. Coach buses, wrapped in signature Cabot plaid, traveled throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn dropping off the farmers at their [&hellip
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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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