Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Under-The-Radar Holiday Lights Around NYC

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Family

lights We all know about the city’s holiday trees–but here are four lesser known spots for holiday lights that are totally worth visiting. By Meredith Greene One of the best parts of the holiday season is the glittering lights and snazzy decorations, and we all know about the city’s plethora of holiday trees. But here are four [&hellip
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pick-Pockets

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The holidays are here, which for New York means bright lights, big sales, streets crowded with shoppers—and pickpockets. In recent years, the city has seen a Christmas-time spike in covert phone- and wallet-snatchers, who slip their hands into unsuspecting commuters’ bags and pockets on crowded buses, trains and streets. “It’s that time of year. This [&hellip
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A Lift From the Doldrums

Written by NY Press on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

nme94-COn20FcW2Ak-hd By Kristine Keller How Seasonal Affective Disorder could put a damper on the holiday spirit Like the planets orbit the sun, our lives spin around the seasons. These subdivisions of the year do more than signal us when it’s time to whip out our Mackage coats and begin fireside chats with friends over which artist [&hellip
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Dewing Things Better: The Meaning of the Holidays

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

images (1) “Sitting here in this charming Upper East Side restaurant, it’s as if nothing horrendous happened only a few miles away.” Words from a visiting former New Yorker remind me that more hurricane-unscathed New Yorkers need to get out and visit South Street Seaport and other areas battered and shuttered by the hurricane. Communities like Staten [&hellip
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Fall Flavor Finale

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

THIS WEEKEND DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THE END OF THE LINE FOR THESE AUTUMN DELIGHTS Thanksgiving is the last hurrah for the multitude of flavors that come together to spell “autumn” in our little lizard brains. Herbs like sage and rosemary, Brussels sprouts and squash, apples and ginger—soon we’ll say goodbye to all that and [&hellip
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The David Rakoff Canon: Works You Should Know by the “This American Life” Master

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

How does one do—notoriously pessimistic and humorously insightful essayist— David Rakoff’s work justice? How does one begin to fumble for the words to embody his literary range? Rakoff, who just passed away at the age of 47, wrote and spoke in a way that so remarkably reflected our uncertain collective reality—in his profundity, in his [&hellip
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Holiday Service Calendar

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

TRINITY CHURCH 74 Trinity Place (betw. Rector & Barclay Sts.), www.trinitywallstreet.org. Christmas Eve services Saturday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m. (children, youth and families), 6 p.m. (Eucharist) & 9 p.m. (choral prelude & Eucharist). Christmas Day services Sunday Dec. 25, 9 a.m., 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY 7 State [&hellip
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Christmas, Continued

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Although it would be easy to think of Malachy McCourt’s belated rant on Christmas (“’Tis Not the Season,” Jan. 21) as mean-spirited, he is actually mostly correct. He says, “The so-called Christians… converted the feast of the sun god into a celebration of the birth of Jesus…” Actually, “Christmas” was created in [&hellip
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’Tis Not the Season

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT

Just when you thought you were done with Christmas, here I come with more stuff on it. As we know, it’s a season fraught with anxiety, depression, anger and domestic disharmony, all despite the injunctions of various clergy that it is the season of peace, tranquility and the sharing of joy and of song. The [&hellip
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