Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

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   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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Going for the Classic Bagel

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

A Barney Greengrass alum teams up for a new bagel store downtown Bari Musacchio, the former general manager of the family-style Italian spot Rubirosa on Mulberry Street, has lived in Nolita since 2002, and for the past dozen years she’s struggled to find a decent breakfast in the neighborhood. “I grew up on Long Island [&hellip
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In Brief

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Restaurant fines cut by 25 percent The city’s Deptartment of Health said it’s reducing the cost of restaurant health-code violations by 25 percent. The fines are now at the same level they were before the DOH began using a grading system to rate the city’s restaurants, but will come with more frequent inspections. Restaurant owners [&hellip
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Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

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

Teen Life There’s one more crucial step for teens with their sights set on top colleges It’s college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that [&hellip
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Comedy is a Two-Way Street in New York City

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

Comedian Billy Eichner on Hell’s Kitchen, Parks and Recreation, and his Emmy nod The streets of New York are funnier with Billy Eichner on them. The Queens native employs a unique brand of comedy on his game show, “Billy on the Street,” in its third season on Fuse. Microphone in hand, the energetic comedian yells [&hellip
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Two Sides Meet on Trash Project, But Neither Budges

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Little progress is cited in meeting between administration and East side officials Upper East Side Representatives of elected officials on the Upper East Side met with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration late last week to discuss the city’s plan to build a marine transfer station on East 91st Street — but neither side seemed to [&hellip
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Spending City Money on the East Side

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

District 5 residents will vote on how to use $1 million of discretionary budget funding Upper East Side Residents of District 5 have just been handed a blank check. Councilman Ben Kallos announced his office is taking part in an abbreviated participatory budgeting program with $1 million available to spend. Under normal circumstances, a council [&hellip
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The Pothole and The Socialite

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

The winter has been brutal for the roadways downtown Three weeks ago Louise Grunwald fell into a pothole on the East Side and fractured her ankle. “It was noon on a beautiful day, I guess I wasn’t paying attention,” said Grunwald, an Upper East Side socialite who was married to the diplomat and former Time [&hellip
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Why Cars Are Killing People

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

Approximately 30,000 Americans will die from automobile collisions this year – but it doesn’t have to be this way By Hunter Oatman-Stanford There’s an open secret in America: If you want to kill someone, do it with a car. Today, despite the efforts of major public-health agencies and grassroots safety campaigns, few are aware that [&hellip
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These Streets Were Made for Talking

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

A program helps takes the emotional temperature of the city’s neighborhoods A new research project from Microsoft Research Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs is giving New York City’s neighborhoods a voice. HereHere NYC (herehere.co) displays the daily emotional temperatures of 42 neighborhoods on an interactive map. Led by Microsoft senior researcher Kati London, the project, [&hellip
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