Park(ing) Day

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On Friday, September 20, an international group behind PARK(ing) Day, described as “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks,” encouraged city residents to take over a parking space in their neighborhood and turn it into a mini-park. On the Upper East Side, a group of [&hellip
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Cuomo: Hackers Needed

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

This fall, Governor Cuomo is throwing down the gauntlet to hackers in New York. He wants the best of them to battle it out for scholarships to an elite workforce training program and top jobs in cybersecurity. The state cybersecurity championship will be organized by Cyber Aces, and this fall, students, veterans and jobseekers will [&hellip
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The First Week of School

Written by Adam Janos on . Posted in News Our Town

Kids on the Upper East Side grade their new classrooms Labor day has come and gone, which means school’s back in session. Our Town took a trip to P.S. 6 on E. 81st Street to talk to kids about coming back. We caught up with first grader Priyanka, twin second graders Owen and Neil, and siblings [&hellip
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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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