Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

The State of Public Libraries

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

Local libraries supportive of midtown renovations, speak out against budget cuts The New York Public Library system is facing major changes and not everyone is happy about it. The Committee to Save the New York Public Library (NYPL) has been rallying to stop the Central Library Plan, a plan to consolidate the Mid-Manhattan and the [&hellip
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Putting the Brakes on Food Trucks

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

Food Truck 4-25 The city council may limit mobile food vendors Food trucks have become essential elements to the workday lunch and the job force, but for Upper West and Upper East Side residents and businesses, they can be detrimental to quality of life. That’s why Council Member Dan Garodnick authored a citywide bill that would designate food [&hellip
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The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Handicapping the competition for Brisket King of NYC Brisket is big business these days. After years of struggling in the Passover ghetto, the notoriously fickle cut of beef is having a full- fledged moment in the sun, thanks in large part to the awareness campaign begun some six years ago by New York’s Texas BBQ [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: A Valentine’s Day Tale

Written by Meredith Russo on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships, West Side Spirit

Two apartments, both alike in furniture from Ikea… We all come to Valentine’s Day with baggage—and not just the red, heart-shaped kind that’s full of chocolates. In honor of the holiday of lurve, I thought I would tell my favorite modern love story. Our story begins with two unlikely lovers, pushed together by fate—and one [&hellip
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Who Wants to be Mayor?

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

top_012913 By Morgan Pehme For the first time since 2000, the mayoralty of New York City will be an open seat, and there are a lot of people grabbing for it. Depending on how you count the candidates—most are still technically undeclared—there are at least a dozen hopefuls vying for the job, and possibly as many [&hellip
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Empire Statement

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

DSC_0059stevebuschemiCLOSE A Q&A WITH ACTOR STEVE BUSCEMI Since his breakout performance in Jim Jarmusch’s 1989 film Mystery Train, Steve Buscemi has become one of New York’s most recognizable and beloved actors. With his distinctive voice, gaunt visage and agitated manner, Buscemi has breathed life into unforgettable and eminently quotable characters in movies like The Big Lebowski, [&hellip
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Sandy’s Victims Still Need Help; Traffic Tragedies Can Still Be Avoided

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing “Together we can change the face of our culture” was the subtitle chosen by editor Allen Houston for my previous column. Allen, who left this company shortly after that, chose a lot of good headlines in his two-plus years editing the paper, and we thank him and wish him great success in his new workplace. [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Break-In; Ice Cream; Clothing Thefts; Missing Rings; Stolen Wallet

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Exif_JPEG_PICTURE Compiled By Paul Bisceglio BREAK-IN, BURGLARY IN THE WEST 80’S A young man’s apartment was robbed on Sunday, Dec. 30. The 24-year-old left his West 81st Street home at 6 p.m., and when he returned at around 11 p.m. he found his door open and his lights on. A Mac laptop, $4,000 camera, TV, a [&hellip
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