Posts Tagged ‘laura shanahan’

Solving the Fur, Faux and Real, Dilemma

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

fur By Laura Shanahan Would you rather go naked than wear fur, as per the models in the famous anti-fur ad campaign? (I always had a problem with that question: Does it have to be either/or? Can’t I just choose to wear, y’know, regular clothes?) Well, whether you wouldn’t dream of wearing fur—or dream of wearing [&hellip
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The Wonder of C. Wonder at Columbus Circle

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

By Laura Shanahan It’s peppy and preppy, it’s white and bright, it’s cute and candy-colored—it’s the brand-spanking-new C. Wonder flagship store at Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center! Listen, anytime you walk into a shop and are greeted by a commanding life-size figure of a zebra striped with all the hues of the rainbow, you know [&hellip
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Best of the Dollar Stores

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Laura Shanahan Less Less is gone gone. Cheese ’n’ crackers! I’d long been meaning to scope out the West 24th Street Less Less, ever since I heard it was a family-type operation with service and ambiance well beyond what one may typically associate with a discount novelties/staples store. I finally dusted off my MetroCard, [&hellip
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Old-School Manhattan

Written by admin on . Posted in Business, Lifestyle, West Side Spirit

gI_128644_IMAGE OF GOODRICH PHARMACY “We sanded it years back,” said Frank Cammarata, of Goodrich Pharmacy’s plain, wooden-plank floor, “but people like it this way.” He smiled and added, “As I get older, I prefer a more natural state.” You can’t get more natural than the classic wooden cabinetry and fixtures that distinguish Goodrich from its glass-and-glitz chain competitors. Indeed, [&hellip
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Bright Ideas

Written by admin on . Posted in Lifestyle, Our Town

105139-1 I’ll never forget the day, years ago, when a friend introduced me to Reveal light bulbs. I screwed that lovely, violet-tinged orb into my ceiling fixture, flicked the switch, and my apartment was magically transformed. My white walls, which were getting that dread yellowish cast, were suddenly blazing blue-white, and my sickly peach blanket turned [&hellip
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