Posts Tagged ‘manhattan’

New Yorkers Mesmerized by Transit of Venus

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

By Robin Elisabeth Kilmer To regulars at Riverside Park South, the gathering of people and telescopes under a cloudy sky seemed inexplicable. Confused park goers quickly learned that something special was happening. Behind the curtain of clouds Venus was following its orbit as it has for eons, only this time its path placed it directly [&hellip
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Candidates for 4th Council District Emerge

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

While none have officially declared their candidacies or filed paperwork with the state, several people’s names have been circulating as potential candidates for Council Member Garodnick’s 4th district seat. Garodnick has officially confirmed his run for comptroller. Community Board 6 chair Mark Thompson has confirmed that he’ll be filing for a campaign committee shortly. “I’m [&hellip
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Lifelong Upper East Sider Aims For Lappin’s Seat

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Ben Kallos is nothing if not a go-getter, in the most extreme sense of the word. On any given weekday, he’s awake, has gone for a run or swim and had three breakfast meetings—and three breakfasts, which he swears has made him lose, not gain, weight—before many aspiring politicians have had their morning coffee. Oh, [&hellip
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Espaillat vs. Rangel Inches Closer to Reality

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in West Side Spirit

Espaillat vs. Rangel Inches Closer to Reality By Andrew J. Hawkins When the state Legislature was battling over redistricting lines earlier this month, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who represents parts of the Upper West Side and Northern Manhattan, was assuring reporters that he wasn’t planning to jump into a congressional race. Now it looks like [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

LOWER MANHATTAN DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE UNVEILS WEB PROMOTION TO SUPPORT LOCAL RETAILERS With more than 1,100 retailers and restaurants and 18 hotels based in Lower Manhattan, it’s hard to keep up with all the diverse merchants—new and old—below Chambers Street. The Downtown Alliance announces its new web-based promotional initiative, “Downtown Deals,” which spotlights the newest deals [&hellip
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How St. Patrick’s Traditions Got Their Start

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, West Side Spirit With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, many New Yorkers are gearing up to take part in what have become ingrained traditions for many city dwellers. A stereotypical holiday itinerary might start with a hearty meal of corned beef and cabbage, followed by swilling green beer, donning plastic green leprechaun gear, cheering on a [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

For all articles, please go to: Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment Best of Manhattan: Living Best of Manhattan: City Services Best of Manhattan: Eats & Drinks Contributors to the Best of Manhattan issue: Nancy J. Brandwein, Wickham Boyle, Thomas Chan, Shoshana Davis, Leonora Desar, Sharon Feiereisen, Danny Gold, Matt Harvey, Andrea Hilbert, Regan Hofmann, [&hellip
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