Last Stop on the Kid Party Circuit

Written by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Confessions of an obsessive party planner The party’s over. So Birthday Express, Shindigz, and Oriental Trading, please direct your catalogues elsewhere, as in the Merkl home, there will be no more goodie bags or piñatas to fill. My daughter Meg’s recent Sweet Sixteen has ended my almost two decade run as my children’s birthday party [&hellip
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Shelter from the Storm

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

Umbrella share system on the horizon for NYC Financial District Few people look forward to getting caught in the rain, much less without an umbrella, and a new company banking on this aims to keep pedestrians dry and city streets clean and green. ‘brellaBox, a new umbrella share company slated to launch a three-week pilot [&hellip
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Focus on the Feline

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

Serious illness is difficult to detect in cats without regular vet care If you have ever watched your kitty stalk a housefly, pounce on your toes under the covers or chatter at a bird outside your window, then you know how much they resemble their wild feline cousins. Wild cats, and their domesticated counterparts in [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town

May 2 The St. Bart’s Players Presents: NUNSENSE Book, Music and Lyrics Chapel at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue at 51st Street 8 p.m. ; $25/$22 students& Seniors This hilarious hit opened off-Broadway in 1985 and ran for 3,672 performances. After a cooking mishap leaves 52 sisters dead, five of the surviving Little Sisters [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, News Our Town

Fit to be Robbed Someone stole a woman’s wallet at a clothing store. At 7:30 PM on Sunday, April 27, a 66-year-old woman went into a fitting room at an Upper East Side clothing store, leaving her pocketbook unattended. When she came out of the fitting room, her bag was open and her wallet gone. [&hellip
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The Purgatory of Housing

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town

Some seniors are stuck in limbo between affordable housing programs, waiting lists, and Social Security earnings Upper East Side Ellen Ehrlich will be 87 years old next month. She receives $1,959 a month from Social Security, well short of the $2,100 she needs for her rent-stabilized apartment on East 95th Street. Her adult children pick [&hellip
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Activists Picket Liam Neeson’s Home

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

Members of PETA and NYCLASS came together to protest the actor’s recent statements in support of the carriage horse industry Upper West Side Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson’s home on Saturday said they don’t agree with the actor that the city’s carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn’t appear as about 50 demonstrators filled [&hellip
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Swapping Your Online Friends for Dining Deals

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, News Our Town

The new NYC-based app uses social media data to get local restaurants to offer discounts Ever wondered if you could get paid just to be yourself? A new smartphone app start-up called Haggle is hoping to do just that. It collects your social media data from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare and uses [&hellip
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