Posts Tagged ‘New York’

The Last Minute Invite

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Editorial, Lifestyle, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jo Is it healthy spontaneity or social laziness? It can be a wonderful thing—that phone call that comes like a wish fulfilled when you don’t have plans, you don’t feel like working and you are deep in the doldrums. Suddenly, there is a friend’s voice saying, “I have tickets to a show tonight, are you by any chance free?” And voilà! Your evening [&hellip
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Citiquette: Doubles Advantage a Singular Lament

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Okay, I confess: I envy married people. But it’s not for the reasons you may think. I envy married people because they have a built-in excuse to get out of absolutely anything. The other day, I was caught unawares by someone asking me to do something I did not particularly want to do. I hemmed [&hellip
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Robert Jackson, author of Highway Under the Hudson

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

By Linnea Covington Texas native Robert Jackson spent three and a half years compiling a complete history of a structure far from his home, something 33 million East Coasters pass through every year—the Holland Tunnel. Built in 1927, this daily part of New Yorkers’ lives was at the time the longest and largest vehicular tunnel [&hellip
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Susan Henshaw Jones

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Ronay Menschel director, Museum of the City of New York By Penny Gray Susan Henshaw Jones, president and Ronay Menschel director of the Museum of the City of New York, speaks about the museum’s interim takeover of the South Street Seaport Museum at 12 Fulton St. How did you become president of the Museum of [&hellip
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Seventh Annual Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Northeast Youth Summit

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GhostLights_jpg_1351249cl-3 Battery Park city SEVENTH ANNUAL JANE GOODALL ROOTS AND SHOOTS NORTHEAST YOUTH SUMMIT Saturday, Nov. 12, K-12 grade students gathered at Battery Park City School, the city’s first “green” school, for the seventh annual Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Northeast Youth Summit. Students traveled from all around New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and [&hellip
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EAST VILLAGE TRANSPLANT

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News

A New Hampshire ex-pat charts the cultural shifts born and bred in Downtown Manhattan By Danny Gold Anthony Pappalardo is not a fan of the term cultural historian, especially when applied to him. He is even less enthusiastic about being referred to as an expert on youth subculture. In fact, Pappalardo bristles at those descriptions. [&hellip
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The Marriage of Romance and Frugality

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By Attiyya Anthony Money and relationships are two things that are very dear to my heart. If you have money to spare, you are one of the select few. If you have a significant other, having low dividends can create its own headache. I, thankfully, attended college without meeting Sallie Mae, and I only hope [&hellip
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Haunted Ground

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown, Breaking News

The superlative ghostly hangouts of Downtown Manhattan By Annie Lubin Most (Proven) Haunted Place: Merchant’s House Museum The Merchant’s House Museum is the oldest New York City home to have survived virtually intact. Built in 1832 and occupied by the same family for 100 years, the house would be interesting if only because it’s a [&hellip
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