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Valentine’s Gift Guide (That Won’t Break the Bank)

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The best easy-on-the-wallet gifts There is no doubt that Valentine’s Day is met with anxiety and trepidation by New Yorkers hoping to do the night justice. For those budget-conscious romantics or for those of us who need a bit of inspiration, below is a list of some of the best Valentine’s Day buys, promotions and [&hellip
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Valentine's Day Events

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

youvegotmail From readings in the buff to a cocoa-themed Shabbat dinner, we present the best in V-Day happenings for you and your loved one. Top Pick Wednesday, Feb. 15 FREE We’ve Got Mail Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St. (betw. E. Houston & Prince Sts.); housingworks.org; 7 p.m., $5. An evening like never before for [&hellip
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Wine Consumers’ Grape Expectations

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

Imagine if your state legislature, in a bid to protect mom-and-pop bookstores, barred Amazon.com from shipping into your state. Or if a local town council, worried about local dairy farmers, prohibited grocers from selling milk. Or if lawmakers banned the sale of potato chips and candy bars on Sundays in an effort to shrink our [&hellip
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On Topic: Youth-Targeted Tobacco Marketing Must Stop

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

How cigarette companies are marketing to children in downtown neighborhoods I took my first puff of a cigarette at 8 years old. I wanted to be cool and macho and fit in with the neighborhood kids. Access to cigarettes was easy; I looked no further than my local corner market. In those days, the cigarettes [&hellip
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On Topic: The American President Show

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

It’s close! It’s so close! Romney’s ahead! No, Gingrich is ahead! Oh, here comes Santorum! But can any of them beat Obama? It’s so exciting, I can’t stand it. The sporting style of American mainstream media coverage of political “races” may be fun for some people. But it’s also irresponsibly dumb because of the difference [&hellip
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Making It Work

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

LGBT LGBT organizations discuss future with help of local Chamber of Commerce By Andrew Rice “Why isn’t this working for us? How’d you do that?” were a couple of the questions posed by the nearly two dozen board members of different nonprofit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups as they sat down to discuss the [&hellip
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High Art

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts & Film, Museums, Our Town Downtown

06_See.High_.LineArt The High Line adds public art to its neighborhood offerings By Lonnie Firestone A great city is often marked by its confluence of architecture and nature. A century and a half ago in Manhattan, that combination created Central Park; today’s incarnation is The High Line, running from Gansevoort to West 34th Street near the West [&hellip
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Come for the Park, Stay for the Pong: All Day Ping Pong Tournament at Openhouse Gallery’s Indoor Park this Saturday, Feb. 11

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600x800 You have probably come to know the pop-up park in Nolita for its standup Mommy and Me classes, film screenings, food offerings, or one-shot high tea and trivia evenings, but just when you thought the team behind this Indoor Central Park (replete with landscape murals, Astroturf, and faux foliage) had done it all, enter the [&hellip
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Valentine's Day Events

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

youvegotmail From readings in the buff to a cocoa-themed Shabbat dinner, we present the best in V-Day happenings for you and your loved one. —Compiled by Staff Top Pick Wednesday, Feb. 15 FREE We’ve Got Mail Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St. (betw. E. Houston & Prince Sts.); housingworks.org; 7 p.m., $5. An evening like [&hellip
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