Letter: The economic engine of East Side growth

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Earlier this month, President Obama stood at the Tappan Zee Bridge and made the argument that infrastructure investment leads to more jobs and a stronger economy. He pointed out that America became an economic powerhouse as a result of our investment in infrastructure, but that our investment in transportation has shrunk by 50 pertcent in [&hellip
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3 Tips for Choosing an Assisted-Living Home

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

Expert advice on how to avoid the biggest mistakes when searching for retirement communities Seventy percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to a 2014 study by CareScout. “But that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice their quality of life,” says Peder Johnsen, CEO [&hellip
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Helping to Ease The Emotional Pain at 9/11 Museum

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

The museum has tried to address the substantial emotional impact its exhibits will have on visitors Downtown There are prominent videos of the twin towers collapsing and photos of people falling from them. Portraits of nearly 3,000 victims and voice mail messages from people in hijacked planes. But behind the wrenching sights and sounds of [&hellip
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Three Decades in Business, Then Gone

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

Long-time West Side laundromat forced out of neighborhood Rui Rong He says he can afford to keep the prices low at his wash and fold service on 88th Street and Columbus Avenue because his rent is low, only $880 a month. The space is small; you walk in and that’s it. A folding table sits [&hellip
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A Move to End Unequal Perks

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

City council members drafting legislation to prevent unequal access to amenities in apartment buildings Following several recent reports of buildings on the Upper West Side that bar rent-regulated tenants from using amenities such as gyms, playrooms and roof gardens, City Council members Corey Johnson and Mark Levine are drafting legislation that would prevent such discrimination. [&hellip
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Calling All Teachers

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

CUNY develops its own crash course in finding and training 1,000 new pre-K teachers While students across the city celebrate the final months of school, the Department of Education is coming to grips with the fact that the deadline to hire 1,000 new Pre-K teachers by fall 2014 is fast approaching. Since implementing his Universal [&hellip
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Celebrating An Unlikely Career

Written by Caitlin Ochs on . Posted in News Our Town

The State Senate honored East Sider Fortuna Calvo-Roth with a 2014 Woman of Distinction award for her lifetime of work in media and communications East Side It took five plane changes and 30 hours for 17-year-old Fortuna Calvo-Roth to reach Columbia, Missouri from Lima, Peru. It was 1952, and Calvo-Roth was determined to study at [&hellip
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New Sweets Shop Gears Up for Summer Rush

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Dining Our Town, News Our Town

Sweet Shop NYC brings vintage confections to the neighborhood Upper East Side On a quiet stretch of East 73rd Street, there’s a portal back to a simpler, sweeter time. The Sweet Shop NYC’s small storefront is crammed from top to bottom with the treats you might remember from your childhood, or at least the childhood [&hellip
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