For Dog Owners, an Urban Fear Returns

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Some dog owners are on high alert against potential pet snatchers in their neighborhoods Resident Peter Falk was walking Moey, a fluffy, friendly mixed breed of poodle, Bichon Frise and shih tzu, around 6 p.m. on June 25. He tied him to a fence briefly and went to chat with construction workers across the street. [&hellip
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OP-ED: When a community loses its pillars

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By Bette Dewing Too little considered is how the “small business” label doesn’t really reflect the incalculable good these independent eateries and neighborhood stores do for big city life. “Community pillars” is more like it, a label we found in Danny Meyer’s impassioned oh-so-welcome July 3rd Times op-ed, “There Goes the Neighborhood Café.” Meyer is [&hellip
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Rethink Your Drinks

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

Summer tips on how to hydrate the right way, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics With the official start of summer and temperatures on the rise, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to rethink your drink and keep hydrated during summer months and throughout the year. “With warmer temperatures and increased outdoor [&hellip
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Protesting the Trash Transfer Station

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Members of advocacy groups Pledge 2 Protect and NYCHA for NYCHA joined with supporters of nearby Asphalt Green for three days of protests outside the site of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station. The de Blasio administration has affirmed its commitment to reconstruct and revive the defunct garbage station, and local residents continue to [&hellip
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The Noise that Never Sleeps

Written by Mary Kekatos on . Posted in News Our Town

Residents living near the construction site of the former Ruppert Playground report unceasing noise Upper East Side Sixty-seven and a half decibels is approximately the sound that a washing machine makes. That is the sound level in George O’Connor’s apartment at 225 East 93rd Street, but he doesn’t have any appliances running. If O’Connor opens [&hellip
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Feeling Left Out Of Pride Week

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

Despite the big crowds, not everyone felt part of the celebration New York City celebrated Gay Pride with the support of a crowd of approximately 1 million people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. But not everyone downtown was in on the celebration. Kelsey Harrison is an openly gay woman who said [&hellip
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From Polar Weather to Pollen Woes

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

The long, brutal winter we endured has created a pollen-heavy summer, causing major problems for allergy sufferers Upper East Side Although we have all been enjoying the long awaited end to this winter’s polar vortex, the city hasn’t completely escaped extreme weather troubles. While trapped under the relentless cold and inches of snow, trees were [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: The Tradeoff of Fresh Eggs

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Sometimes I click on “Last-Minute Getaways” from Travelocity. I’m particularly vulnerable when I’m on deadline. That’s when I get in really deep, clicking further and further until I’m a mouse tap away from booking a room. The Trout Room, perhaps. The Trout Room is a suite at the Pitcher Inn, a hotel in Vermont where [&hellip
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