A Team of Rivals?

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Imagine the city government if the next mayor asked his opponents to help lead One of the greatest political books ever, “A Team of Rivals,” by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, tells the compelling and always relevant tale of Abe Lincoln’s unprecedented hiring of his presidential rivals to serve in his administration. Not before, nor since, [&hellip
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Politics Threaten Horse-Carriage Rides

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Both mayoral candidates back plans to replace or reduce the horses Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of New York – an experience nearly as old as the city itself – could be clip-clopping to a halt. Animal activists who have long argued that horses have no place mixing in the traffic of the nation’s [&hellip
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Stars in Our Schools

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Loyola Senior Wins MAGIS award and Le Moyne Scholarship Julia Suozzi, an Upper East Side resident and Loyola High School senior, recently received the Magis award, an award for student leadership and citizenship, as well as a $10,000 scholarship to Le Moyne College in Syracuse. Suozzi, who spent this past summer training her teachers in [&hellip
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Village Poet Reflects the City

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Grace Shulman, 78, has spent her life writing poems about the wild world of downtown Manhattan “There he is, outside the subway entrance/ where sunlit figures race down steps into darkness/ their hearing, like mine, dulled by traffic whines,” writes Greenwich Village poet Grace Schulman in her poem, “Street Music, Astor Place.” In her upcoming [&hellip
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Seniors Walk the Red Carpet

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The Carter Burden Center for the Aging’s 12th annual fashion show From when the first models took to the runway to the end-of-show standing ovation, audience members were delighted at the 12th Annual Fashion Show starring the seniors, volunteers and staff at The Carter Burden Center for the Aging’s Luncheon Club on the Upper East [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday November 2nd Conversation with Aziz Ansari Kaufman Concert Hall Lexington Avenue at 92nd 8 p.m. $36 Funnyman and “Parks and Recreation” star Aziz Ansari opens up about his meteoric rise from New York University stand-up comedian to Hollywood A-lister. Unfaithfully Yours Lexington Avenue at 92nd 10 a.m. $25 While conducting his orchestra, Rex Harrison [&hellip
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Miscarriage support group on the UES

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The 92nd Street Y has started its first support group for women and couples who have suffered a miscarriage. The next monthly meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Y at Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street. The Y has waived its usual fees. Zev Williams, the director of the Program for [&hellip
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Is Politics Cyclical?

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

If history repeats itself, the city is due for a big shift in leadership Historians often point out that political movements work in cycles. After a few terms of Republican presidents, for example, we often see a shift to a Democratic President, like when Obama followed Bush junior and Bill Clinton defeated Bush senior (who [&hellip
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