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Serving up Italian & American Folk Songs at Conte’s

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

FE-Dominic Chainese Contes Market(db) The sound of live guitars, harmonicas and crooning voices drift from the closed door of Conte’s Market in Yorkville around 10 a.m., bringing back memories of yore for Upper East Side old-timers and a stream of steady business in this small butcher shop. Owner Nick Conte pretends he doesn’t like the crowd in his shop. [&hellip
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UES Council Members Eye Higher Offices

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

FE-Dan Garodnick(as) The Upper East Side appears to be a perfect incubator for ambitious young politicians seeking to move up the ranks of New York City politics. Both City Council members Jessica Lappin, representing Roosevelt Island and the eastern portion of the neighborhood, and Dan Garodnick, who represents the western portion bordering Central Park and south to [&hellip
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From Black Panther to Columbia Lion

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

Black History-Jamal Joseph Jamal Joseph attended a protest in Harlem the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Though the protest was mostly peaceful, looting and rioting broke out. Cops began clubbing and shooting at the protesters, making no differentiation between looters and those simply shouting phrases like “The King is dead.” The police chased Joseph, a [&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

MALONEY ASKS, “WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?” Upper East Side Rep. Carolyn Maloney made national headlines last week for purportedly walking out of a congressional hearing on contraception and religious liberty held to address how President Barack Obama’s directive for health insurance companies to provide coverage for contraception will affect religious institutions. There were so few [&hellip
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When in Rome—or Hong Kong or Buenos Aires

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

Restaurant-Zengo In the canyons of Midtown’s Third Avenue, it can seem as if the weary traveler may never find sustenance. Buried among the steel-and-glass lobbies of office towers and outsized ATM centers are the occasional glossy fast-food franchise or faded Chinese takeout, but even steam-table delis are few and far between. Clearly, Zengo saw this problem [&hellip
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Penniless Epicure: Wine Serving Temperature

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

As is the case with most things having to do with wine, a conversation on one subject often bleeds into another, which then turns into yet another subject. Before you know it, you’ve found yourself far from where you began but still, somehow, talking about wine—and hopefully drinking some at the same time. This is [&hellip
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Seniors: Never Too Late to Renew

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Senior-Goddard Riverside Couple(as) After decades of marriage, romantic couples say “I Do” again The back room of the Goddard Riverside Senior Center was decorated with hearts, pictures of cupids and streamers. There, a crowd of 150 people watched Feb. 14 as a woman tossed red rose petals from a wicker basket. Then, five couples with more than 200 [&hellip
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Citiquette: Doubles Advantage a Singular Lament

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Okay, I confess: I envy married people. But it’s not for the reasons you may think. I envy married people because they have a built-in excuse to get out of absolutely anything. The other day, I was caught unawares by someone asking me to do something I did not particularly want to do. I hemmed [&hellip
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