City’s Safety Measures Laughable, Say M.T.S. Opponents

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

Residents and politicians opposed to the East 91st Street marine trash transfer station lampoon city’s response to construction accident Yorkville For people fighting against an Upper East Side trash transfer station, the city’s offer to cover it with steel during construction offers little reassurance of the overall safety of the project. The city’s Dept. of [&hellip
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Alone, and Loving it, in Summertime New York

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

As you read this, Manhattanites are getting ready to head out to the Hamptons for the weekend: the young New Yorkers to their shares occupied by 25 of their closest friends, the older and mortgaged to their second homes. This can be a bone of contention for some, leading to the FAQ: “Why them and [&hellip
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Prescriptions with a Personal Touch

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

An independent drug store brings a European feel to E. 86th Street Upper East Side With a Duane Reade seemingly on every corner, New Yorkers have become accustomed to the impersonal drugstore experience. But two women continue to prove that independent, customer-focused pharmacies aren’t relics of the past. Pharmacists Yelena Yosse and Inna Shafir opened [&hellip
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LETTER: A Counterpoint on the Frick

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

To the Editor: Re: Ian Alterman’s “In Favor Of The Frick Expansion” (July 24). My good friend but sometime-nemesis Ian Alterman — a fine fellow, really, and a model of engaged citizenry — is, I am certain, as he says, “a huge fan of the Frick.” But to this preservationist, the way to preserve, protect, [&hellip
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LETTER: The Menace of Helicopter Traffic

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

A letter in response to our July 24 article, “Tourist Thrill Become a Residential Nuisance,” on tourist helicopters downtown: I live by the East 34th St. Heliport facing the river and United Nations. I’m outside on my terrace daily. The helicopters are going back and forth every few seconds. I have to take anxiety medicine [&hellip
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OP-ED: People, Not Parties

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Opinion Our Town

By Nick Di Iorio Earlier this summer, I sat on a bench in bustling Madison Square Park next to a big sign that read: “Meet a Republican Who Cares.” I greeted hundreds of passersby. Three people stopped to talk. All three were Republicans. It was discouraging. I wanted to meet Democrats, and I expected at [&hellip
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Amping Up The Fight Over Poor Doors

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

Elected officials and housing advocates say Extell exploiting loophole with separate building entrances Extell Development is facing a new round of criticism after its plan to include a separate entrance for low-income residents at its Upper West Side development project was approved by the city’s Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development. Extell is building a [&hellip
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Tips For Preventing Falls Among Seniors

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

The Speaker of the City Council teamed up with a nursing non-profit last week to help seniors prevent falls Last week, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and experts from VNSNY CHOICE, an affiliate of the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York, presented a free community health workshop on Falls Prevention for more than 100 [&hellip
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Money in the 76th

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

State Assembly candidates reveal war chests — and personal loans — in latest filings Upper East Side With less than 50 days before the Democratic primary, candidates in the 76th Assembly District race have revealed how much their campaigns have raised so far this year — and some would appear to be more invested than [&hellip
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