Posts Tagged ‘Anam Baig’

No Horsing Around this Time

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

FW-Horse Carriage2(as)_1 Will the Central Park horses finally be outlawed? By Anam Baig and Sean Creamer Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages have been a traditional New York City tourist attraction since the 1930s, but animal rights activists have been pushing for years to close the stables, free the horses and find them a home outside the Big Apple. [&hellip
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Serving up Italian & American Folk Songs at Conte’s

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

FE-Dominic Chainese Contes Market(db) The sound of live guitars, harmonicas and crooning voices drift from the closed door of Conte’s Market in Yorkville around 10 a.m., bringing back memories of yore for Upper East Side old-timers and a stream of steady business in this small butcher shop. Owner Nick Conte pretends he doesn’t like the crowd in his shop. [&hellip
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Raids, Robberies, High Stakes and Drunken Players

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Pokerman Mooshu, a smooth-talking native of the Lower East Side, decisively crushed his cigarette before disappearing through a rusty black gate and into an unassuming townhouse on St. Mark’s Place. On a Sunday night, he entered the basement door after descending a crumbling staircase and faced a camera attached to the door of the ground-floor apartment. [&hellip
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Land Use Review Ruppert Playground’s Last Hope

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town

Elected officials, community board members and residents continue the fight to keep Ruppert Playground from becoming a high-rise and are currently pushing the City Planning Commission to require The Related Companies to go through a Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) before starting development on the site. “There is a 32,000-square-foot park that is a [&hellip
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Solem Reminder at Park East Synagogue

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News

U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon U.N. Secretary General, among many, pay respects at Holocaust Remembrance Day By Anam Baig The U.N. International Holocaust Commemoration Sabbath took place Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Park East Synagogue, where the year’s first snowfall marked the memory of the six million who lost their lives during the Holocaust. Nearly 200 people attended the event, including [&hellip
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New Series Features New York’s Most Macabre

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts & Film, Our Town, TV, West Side Spirit

macabre By Anam Baig Ronni Thomas, a filmmaker and oddity enthusiast, has created a new web series documenting the darkness, eccentricity and mystery of the uncharted and unimaginable happenings of New York City. Fittingly named The Midnight Archive, these videos boast an eclectic class of characters such as Sue Jeiven, a tattoo artist at East River Tattoo, [&hellip
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