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Little Minds, Strong Opinions

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Upper East Side First graders at P.S. 6 on the Upper East Side write op-eds for the community Teacher Beth Pereira’s first grade class at P.S. 6, The Lillie Devereaux Blake School, on E. 81st Street between Madison and Park Avenues, is learning to express their opinions in a persuasive writing unit. The six- and seven-year-olds wrote about [&hellip
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Ed Kayatt

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Our Town founder and publisher Ed Kayatt pictured at rally to stop scientific testing on live animals “My father, lived, breathed, ate, drank and slept the paper. It’s not a business. It’s a life.” – Richard Kayatt By Joshua Rosenau Ed Kayatt, founder and publisher of Our Town, died Sunday afternoon at the age of 90 at his home on the Upper East Side. Family, friends and colleagues remembered Kayatt as a [&hellip
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Straus News Enters the Manhattan Neighborhood News Market

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

Jeanne Straus, President of Straus News, looks over issues of her company's newly acquired New York City weeklies with
William Pecover, Tom Allon and Richard Burns of Manhattan Media. Photo by Aaron Adler. Family-owned media company returns to its NYC roots Straus News, a leading community news publisher and owner of weeklies in the tri-state region, today acquired Manhattan’s premiere weekly newspapers. The weeklies include one of New York City’s best-known papers, Our Town, along with its sister publications Our Town Downtown, The West Side Spirit, The Chelsea [&hellip
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The New Queen of Karaoke

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

By Verne Vergara A new queen has been crowned. After two rounds of semifinals and a final round on the evening of Nov. 13, the judges of Our Town’s Karaoke Idol event picked a winner. All three events took place at the dinner clubs Lips. As the clock approached contest start time at 9:30, the [&hellip
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Who Will Be the Next Karaoke Idol?

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

Karaoake2_Yoni Lotan Staff Report Ten contestants vied for the coveted “Karaoke Idol” title on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Lips, the dinner club located at 227 E. 56th St. Hosted by Our Town, Lips and Absolut Vodka, a cast of colorful karaoke singers took to the stage to see if they had the skills to make it to [&hellip
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Downtown Community Reacts to Hudson Square Rezoning Proposal

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

03_OTDTSliderThurs By Paul Bisceglio   Community Board 2 (CB2) held a public hearing last week on a proposal to rezone Hudson Square, the burgeoning media district between West Houston, Greenwich and Canal Streets and Sixth Avenue. Most workers leave the neighborhood after business hours due to its lack of housing and shops, but Trinity Real Estate, [&hellip
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Landmarking Yorkville’s German Past

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

  Late last month, the LPC met to hear testimony about the historic building, which it described as “an elegant Italian renaissance revival-style structure.” The Yorkville Bank, which was established in 1893 by German stockholders, first operated out of an office on Third Avenue and East 85th Street. In 1905, they commissioned Robert Maynicke, a [&hellip
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City & State’s Chris Bragg Wins Writer of the Year, and Laura Nahmias Nabs Runner-Up, at New York Press Association Awards

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From City & State Managing Editor Andrew J. Hawkins: Here at City & State, we don’t normally toot our own horns. But today we’ll make an exception. Two of our reporters, Chris Bragg and Laura Nahmias, were honored with the New York Press Association’s 2011 “Writer of the Year” distinction. Chris took home the top [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: First for Japan Society, a Japanese Leader

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By Laura Shin Just two days after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Japan Society in New York had raised $350,000 in relief funds. A year later, it has raised $12.5 million. As a cultural institution, fundraising isn’t one of the Japan Society’s primary functions. But Motoatsu Sakurai, president of the [&hellip
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