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Two Tropical Soirees, Downtown Style

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Lifestyle

Rainforest Last month saw a lot of green in the downtown scene By Helaina Hovitz April was a big month for downtown, especially in the green department—which also happens to be the color of money, which is usually heavily involved. At the Bowery Hotel on April 23rd, the African Rainforest Conservancy hosted its 22nd Annual Artists for Africa [&hellip
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How to Have an Offbeat Valentine’s Day

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

Shun the conventional dates this Feb. 14 Whether you’ve been with your significant other for a while or you’re spending Valentine’s Day with someone you just met on the train—or even if you’re single but ready to mingle—you don’t want to go on the same old boring dates year after year. If you’re into committing [&hellip
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A New Web Thrift Store Benefits Schools and Other Charities

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

A couple of Upper West Siders are bringing thrift stores into the 21st century with Web Thrift Store, an online hub where anyone can put up discarded belongings for sale, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to their charity of choice. Lynn Zises and Douglas Krugman, a husband and wife team, launched Web Thrift [&hellip
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Summer Guide: Dan’s Taste of Two Forks

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

TOTF0612AVE_FP.indd The East End is home to some of the finest epicurean delights. On July 14, they will all come together for the second annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks. The food and wine event of the Hamptons will showcase the best local culinary talent from East End restaurants, Long Island wineries from the Long Island [&hellip
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Fighting Hunger on the West Side

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Local food bank sees 50-percent increase in cases since 2008 By Gavin Aronsen Hunger is on the rise on the Upper West Side. Volunteers at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger prepared for one of its busiest periods of the year on a recent Tuesday, as they managed their final delivery of food just before [&hellip
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Ex-Chef Finds the Right Recipe for Seniors

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Senior center director finds the value of non-profits By Rochana Rapkins At 141 W. 73rd St., Upper West Side locals congregate to try their hand at belly dancing, yoga, strength training, tai chi, swimming, poetry and art. Visitors can also learn how to prevent falls in their homes, receive Medicare support and receive protection from [&hellip
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A Dog’s—and Cat’s—Best Friend

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Vet’s non-profit helps protect the city’s most vulnerable By Regina Molaro Through his work with The Toby Project, Dr. Andrew Kaplan is doing his share to eradicate pet overpopulation in New York City. Kaplan, 46, is also the founder of City Veterinary Care, the Upper West Side’s source for medical care and treatment for dogs [&hellip
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Serving Up Food and Pride to the Hungry

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Food center’s volunteers are also clients By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke Doreen Wohl was surprised to discover another side to the United States when she came here from England in 1953 with the American Friends Service Committee to work with migrant farm workers in Pennsylvania. “I grew up during the war and the idea of America was [&hellip
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