LETTER: In Favor of the Frick Expansion

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A reader writes in support of the East Side museum’s proposed plans By Ian Alterman, Upper West Side As a member of the West End Preservation Society, a former co-chair of the Community Board 7 Landmarks Committee, and a huge fan of the Frick, I have been watching with keen interest since news first broke [&hellip
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Rethink Your Drinks

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Summer tips on how to hydrate the right way, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics With the official start of summer and temperatures on the rise, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to rethink your drink and keep hydrated during summer months and throughout the year. “With warmer temperatures and increased outdoor [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Dirty Truth

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The city’s own rules should prevent the building of the trash transfer station at East 91st Street By Suzanne Grosso Yorkville It is offensive that politicians and special interest groups falsely denounce me as an “environmental racist” because I oppose the construction of a waste transfer station at East 91st Street in Yorkville. But it [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Message By Any Means

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Our Town received the following handwritten letter: Bicycle delivery boys ignore traffic rules, ride on sidewalks, speed through red lights, wrong direction, etc. That’s only 95 percent of them! To a pedestrian, it’s frightening, more so after dark. For an older person, being run into is life threatening. Politicians, TV and radio and newspapers – [&hellip
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Editorial: Saving Small Business: A Proposal

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For the past several weeks now, we’ve been bringing you stories of small neighborhood businesses forced to leave the neighborhood. The corner bodega that closed its doors after 40 years. The laundromat that can’t pay the enormous increase in rent. The successful grocery store forced to relocate or close. It is no exaggeration to say [&hellip
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Letter: View From The Bicycle

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I’m a bicyclist who sympathizes with pedestrians angry about bike lanes. Too many riders enter crowded crosswalks against the light, ride against traffic, and endanger pedestrians and motorists through carelessness. But the bike lanes aren’t the problem. The carelessness is, and it’s not exclusive to bicyclists. Every day I see pedestrians walk not only into [&hellip
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