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As Katz’s Turns 125, Professional Eaters Binge

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Dining 1 Meat lovers competed for pastrami eating championship By Adam Janos It was 86 degrees and humid, and the competitors stood, stone-faced, at the sun-drenched dais. Five gladiators, their arms locked military-style behind their backs, waited as the announcer counted down from ten, the throngs of onlookers pushing at one another, trying to catch a glimpse [&hellip
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Downtown, Then and Now with Marc Spitz

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Music

spitz A walking tour with a music journalist brings his memoir to life If “raucous” and “intimate” can coexist adroitly, that describes the atmosphere at the release party for Marc Spitz’s new memoir Poseur, an affair tucked cozily away up a staircase at the Lower East Side’s Slipper Room. Everyone here knows each other, laughs heartily [&hellip
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David Finds a New Goliath

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

Attorney Jeffrey Kurzon announces his candidacy for Congress in downtown district By Adam Janos Attorney Jeffrey Kurzon, 36, announced his candidacy for New York’s 7th Congressional district early Thursday morning, setting himself up as an early challenger to incumbent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic primary of 2014. Valazquez represents parts of the Lower East [&hellip
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Winter Guide: City Services

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

mini_500_4416_121496061581980 Stay Flexible Pure Yoga, 203 E. 86th St., 212-360-1888, pureyoga.com Pure Yoga’s Figure 4 Class is designed to give you the most effective results and a more flexible body. It can be tough to brave the winter elements to stay in shape, which is why this high-intensity yoga class is great for maintaining flexibility and [&hellip
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Lower East Side Yoga Instructor Offers More Than Exercise

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Tricia Donegan coaxes inspired poses and generosity out of her local yoga enthusiasts By Sophia Rosenbaum Yoga studios in New York are as common as pizza joints, but there’s a reason Lady Gaga chose Tricia Donegan to be her yoga instructor. Donegan, 42, is a burst of energy with a toned physique adorned with tattoos and [&hellip
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Canal Street Mission Continues to Serve

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

Despite a setback from Hurricane Sandy, the historic shelter looks ahead to a new facility and a robust Thanksgiving By Sophia Rosenbaum The New York City Rescue Mission has a lot to be thankful for post-Sandy. “It’s a little bit of a hardship to be blocks away from the worst of it,” said Joe Little, [&hellip
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In Recovery: How Sandy Reset Our Waterfront Dreams

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

As the storm’s impact on ecological systems and infrastructure becomes clear, what steps should be taken to secure the city against future floods? In the days following late October’s hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city and state officials described the immense damage to the city. They talked about the death toll, the lost [&hellip
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CBGB Fest Temporarily Shut Down Following Concert Stabbings

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Two people were stabbed Friday at the CBGB Fest at Webster Hall, temporarily shutting down the event. According to a Bowery Boogie contributor attending the show, “all hell broke loose” when Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan stabbed the band’s bassist Mike “The Gook” in the chest in the VIP lounge. He allegedly stabbed someone else, as [&hellip
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