Posts Tagged ‘Our Town’

East Side Crime Watch

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

Greenhorn Burglar A greenhorn burglar spent the better part of Wednesday, Feb. 15, attempting to figure out the complexities of using a crowbar to break into several apartments in the same building on 85th Street. The would-be crook was finally able to gain entrance into one of the apartments, but the elation of this achievement [&hellip
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East Side Notes From the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town

UES SERIAL BURGLAR SENTENCED A man who targeted female victims on the Upper East Side for a two-day crime spree in 2010 was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison this week. Tyrone Hunter, 56, pled guilty in January to one count of burglary in the second degree and two counts of attempted burglary [&hellip
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The Light of Looking Better

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing(as) Energy-efficient bulbs zap life from the everyday “Looking better” does get our attention. But it’s the lighting, stupid (not you), that can make or break our appearance. Only a few—including Rep. Michele Bachmann—protest the so-called energy efficients for making us, our clothes and furnishings look rather, well, lifeless. To save lighting energy positively, sharply reduce [&hellip
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What Comes After Affirmative Action?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Rogers headshot New ways to add diversity as the policy nears its rightful end Affirmative action’s defenders and attackers finally agree on something: The policy probably won’t be around too much longer. Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court to revisit the issue clearly puts it in peril. Even if the court ends up retaining the legality [&hellip
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No Winners in Birth Control Debate

Written by Cameron Page on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Oped-Cameron Page Universal health care would ensure all women’s reproductive rights were covered The birth control controversy of the past few weeks has focused our nation’s attention on an issue most of us would prefer to avoid. Not because birth control is an uncomfortable topic—for the vast majority of Americans, birth control is supremely uncontroversial. It’s the [&hellip
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Yoga’s for Kids Now

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

Health-Kids Yoga When she opened Karma Kids Yoga 10 years ago, Shari Vilchez-Blatt’s West Village studio offered eight children’s yoga classes. A decade later, her studio now hosts 100 classes, employs 36 instructors and provides yoga lessons to 17 schools throughout the city. Across Manhattan, a growing number of yoga enthusiasts are enrolling their children in yoga [&hellip
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Tiresome Threesome

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Film, Our Town, West Side Spirit

08_Film-ThisMeansWar_1 In the stultifying Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, British actor Tom Hardy briefly appeared in a romantic subplot as a heartbroken, repentant operative who laments all the impenetrable death and subterfuge simply because it cost him the woman he loved. For a few fleeting moments, Hardy’s alert eyes, sensual lips and magnetic ruddiness broke through film’s [&hellip
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Bright Lights, Broke City

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, West Side Spirit

08_Arts-the-darlings_1 Cristina Alger took the “Write what you know” dictum to heart. Her book The Darlings (which has evoked comparisons to Dominick Dunne and Tom Wolfe—no shabby company for a debut novel) is set amid the world of the titular Upper East Side hedge fund family, just as the market crashes and reveals some questionable corporate [&hellip
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Elevate Your Living Space

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

Real Estate-28 Grove Street These properties all feature elevators to the top Harlem town house, 212 W. 122nd St., $1,750,000, Sean Oakes 212-317-7894. Beautiful renovated three-unit home for sale with charming facade, large windows and prewar details—a total of four stories with a gorgeous planted garden, a full built-out basement and sub-cellar. Includes an elevator for the triplex lower [&hellip
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Leap into a New You

Written by Vatisha Smith on . Posted in Lifestyle, Our Town, Special Sections, Style, West Side Spirit

Shopping-Gracies Wines The holidays are over and Valentine’s Day has come and gone. What’s an avid shopper to do? With Leap Year coming up on Feb. 29, we’ve decided to examine some deals that focus on building a better you. Send your shopping suggestions to The Running Company, 1059 3rd Ave. (at 63rd St.),, 212-223-8109. [&hellip
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