Posts Tagged ‘Columns’

Matchmaker Falls Short

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Host tries and fails to match millionaires with New Yorkers By Lorraine Duffy Merkl Matchmaker, matchmaker, go back to L.A. Bravo’s reality series Millionaire Matchmaker is filming this season in Manhattan instead of Los Angeles. The show’s star, Patti Stanger, will fit in quite nicely with those competitive New Yorkers who often don’t live up [&hellip
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Emulate the Best Qualities of Building Workers

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

They are the ones who help create a “village” for residents By Bette Dewing West Side Spirit’s “Building Service Workers Awards” section from last week’s edition has great news to live by—for everyone, but above all, for local policymakers. So please read it online or contact the paper for a copy. Read, share, emulate. No, [&hellip
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Why I Love the Flier Guy

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

In defense of handbill handouts By Jeanne Martinet I have to confess something: I have a serious soft spot for the flier guy. All my friends think I am crazy—not to mention totally un-green. “Fliers cause major litter,” one told me. “They are killing trees!” exclaimed another. Most people feel that the flier guy is [&hellip
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New York Is a Carnival Ride

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The biggest freak show in the world is on exhibit daily By Lorraine Duffy Merkl “Step right up, folks! We’ve got arcade games and prizes, stilt-walkers and circus performers, magicians, jugglers and a 50-foot Ferris Wheel!” On Columbus Day, I took my daughter and her friend to the Park Avenue Armory, whose 55,000-square-foot hall was [&hellip
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The Rise of One-Downmanship

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

When did complaining become a competitive sport? By Jeanne Martinet The cocktail party was crowded, as every self-respecting cocktail party should be. I was therefore making depressingly slow progress in my foray to the bar, during which I overheard the following conversation: “So how are you doing these days?” asked one man, sipping his drink. [&hellip
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