When Lady Gaga Was Still Just Stefani

Written by Adam Janos on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

In his new book, author Brendan Jay Sullivan remembers the history of the Lower East Side The “One day, when I’m famous” daydream is shared throughout New York City; by struggling musicians and bullied children; by underpaid barbacks and underappreciated college students alike. The counterpoint daydream: “One day, when someone I know is famous” probably [&hellip
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Spoiled Brats Makes Happy Cats

Written by Laura Shanahan on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

The West Side pet shop has both supplies and kitties for adoption When you enter this store, you will probably be greeted by Corvetta, a petite raven-haired beauty. “How old is she?” I discreetly asked another patron who was enjoying Corvetta’s friendly attention. Yes, I know, an unspeakably rude question – but I was curious, [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, September 20 Central Park Tour: The Ramble Belvedere Castle in Central Park Accessible, Mid-park about 79th Street, 12 – 1 PM, $15 Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs. Tickets available for purchase onsite. Space is [&hellip
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Targeting Muslims on the Upper East Side

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

‘People don’t understand, this is our country’ It has been known for years now that the NYPD has been spying on the city’s Muslim community. Now, the extent of those operations is becoming clear. Two Associated Press reporters, Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, wrote in a recent New York magazine excerpt of their new book [&hellip
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Fashion Week Closes on Upper East Side

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Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week on Thursday night with a memorable show, for sure. He put on a stifling parade of dripping hot models against a decaying beach backdrop in the Park Avenue Armory, which felt like a billion degrees. Catwalkers, including Cara Delevingne, wore high-necked wool and lace numbers decorated with tassels [&hellip
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The Education of Ben Kallos

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Meet the 32-year-old who could be your next city councilmember Ben Kallos is not your typical Upper East Sider. He went to state school because, he said, he couldn’t afford an Ivy League education. His Hungarian grandparents immigrated to New York in the 1950s. He grew up on the East Side but went to high [&hellip
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Pitching the Farmer in Farmer’s Market

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

With the early harvest season in full swing, green markets are fine-tuning their stance against Whole Foods and others “Are your chickens free-roaming, and what do you feed them?” asks a woman holding a recyclable grocery bag, and eyeing an egg carton full of brown, spotted eggs. The farmer in question launches into an animated [&hellip
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