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2012 OTTY Awards: Chancellor Goldstein, Reforming Education One Initiative at a Time

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By Rachel Stern A decade ago, some might argue, the City University of New York (CUNY) appeared very different than it does today. There was no Macaulay Honors College, School of Public Health, School of Professional Studies or graduate journalism program. There were less full-time faculty members and lower academic standards at the four-year colleges. [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Hunter Preserving, Building and Educating Under Raab

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By Ellen Keohane Hunter College’s Latin motto, Mihi Cura Futuri, translates to “The care of the future is mine.” Jennifer Raab, the college’s president since 2001, said she takes these words very seriously. “We’re a public college committed to supporting the future of the city,” Raab said. Most Hunter students are from the city or [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Neighborhood Girl Who Runs the Met

Written by Paulette Safdieh on . Posted in News Our Town, OTTY Awards, Our Town, Special Sections

By Paulette Safdieh Visitors come to the Upper East Side from all over the world for a bite to eat at Serendipity 3 or a carriage ride through Central Park, but most of all to spend some time visiting Museum Mile. Our famed museums along 5th Avenue keep our neighborhood bustling with culture and give [&hellip
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AVENUE Magazine: The Man Repeller Opens Up

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

Leandra Medine, the 23-year-old behind the fashion world’s most influential blog, gives the scoop on her engagement, wedding dress, upcoming book and all things fashion By Carson Griffith For maybe the first time in her career, Leandra Medine is showing signs of opening up. The 23-year-old blogger, known to readers of her site as “The [&hellip
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Original Copies

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

orig Fu Baoshi adapts to revolution The title of The Metropolitan Museum’s new Chinese painting exhibit, Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), is misleading. The painter in question did live through the establishment of the Chinese Republic, the Sino-Japanese wars and the rise of the Communist party, but Fu is far more [&hellip
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25,000 Homeowners?

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

FE-stuytown_patriciavoulgaris11 Stuy Town Tenants Association preps bid to purchase historic development Residents of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village are attempting to wrest control of their destiny. Two tumultuous years after Tishman Speyer Properties relinquished control of the complex of 25,000 residents, the Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association is working with Brookfield Asset Management to put together [&hellip
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Soak Your Troubles Away

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

127 W 15th Master baths to die for Chelsea loft, 147 W. 15th St., $6,500,000, Richard Orenstein 212-381-4248. Retreat from the city to this 4,700-square-foot, full-floor loft offering grand rooms, brilliant light and multitextured finishes throughout. Step off the elevator into a massive 54-foot-wide studio space where 12-foot beamed ceilings, industrial columns, frescoed brick walls and sculptural steel [&hellip
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8 Million Stories: How Deborah Fenker knows the boy next door

Written by Deborah Fenker on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Remaining friendly with my ex-boyfriends has always been my M.O. Recently, however, I realized that this may have had more than a little to do with the fact that the post-breakup has historically found me and my ex on separate continents—or at least opposite coasts. More recently, I thought the distance from Chelsea to Brooklyn would [&hellip
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Karma Komix

Written by Renfreu Neff on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, West Side Spirit

komix Visitors entering the lobby of the Rubin Museum of Art are welcomed with soothing Eastern music played by live performers nestled in the curved foot of an elegant spiral staircase—the building is itself a landmarked structure created by the noted French architectural designer Andrée Putman for Barney’s, its previous incarnation—that rises six levels through galleries [&hellip
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Speak Easy and Carry a Good Drink

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

Dining-Jbird Cocktails - Rx Julep Jbird’s excellent cocktails are a secret worth revealing  The speakeasy trend hit New York City hard some six years ago, with bars like Employees Only, Pegu Club and Death & Co. springing up in every alleyway. Discerning drinkers were lured in with unlisted phone numbers, unmarked doors and strict codes of conduct that promised to [&hellip
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