Using History As A Weapon Against The Wrecking Ball

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

Upper West Side residents want the landmarks commission to reconsider a building slated for demolition Upper West Siders opposed to a developer’s plan to demolish a building on West 79th Street are calling on the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to take a closer look at the building’s historical merits. In a letter to the LPC [&hellip
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Can Restaurants Be Saved?

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

A recent panel of restaurant and real estate experts posed the question — can restaurants be preserved like landmarks? Picture your absolute favorite restaurant. If you wanted to ensure it would remain operating for the next 50 years, what would you do? Immortalize the menu? Clone the chef – or, more realistically, have him train [&hellip
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Parents Should Read to Kids Daily

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A pediatric groups says the practice should begin in infancy to prepare kids for school and life BY DENNIS THOMPSON All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties. That clarion call comes in a new policy statement issued in [&hellip
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A Debate About Debates in Upper East Side State Race

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Assembly candidate Ed Hartzog challenges opponents to regular debates before Sept. 9 primary Upper East Side Ed Hartzog, the journeyman candidate vying to succeed Micah Kellner in the 76th Assembly District, has issued an open invitation to his Democratic rivals to participate in a series of regular debates between now and Primary Day on Sept. [&hellip
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A Commute of Endless Choices

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

Manhattanites have more options than ever for getting around the city – and we tried them all Just a few years ago, New Yorkers only had a few options for their daily commutes—you could take the subway, hail a yellow cab, order a car service or walk. Nowadays, though, it feels as though our options [&hellip
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A Century of Sex Talk on the East Side

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

Shirley Zussman, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, worked with Masters and Johnson, and still sees patients as a sex therapist Upper East Side Some people’s life stories write themselves, and Shirley Zussman, the 100-year-old sex therapist of the Upper East Side, is one of those people. She was born in 1914 at the start [&hellip
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All Pigs Go to Heaven

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

The last night of an East Side institution Restaurant owner Nancy Lee has collected pigs for nearly 30 years. Piggy banks, plastic toy pigs and porcelain figurines, all gifts to the owner of the Chinese restaurant Pig Heaven from loyal customers over the years. But now it’s time for the pigs to move on. Last [&hellip
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Ticket me Elmo? City mulls law for impersonators

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

The City is considering ways to crack down on aggressive character impersonators in Times Square City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in a summertime spike [&hellip
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