Posts Tagged ‘upper east side’

Promising No More Drama, Garodnick Declares for Comptroller

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

By Andrew J. Hawkins All those suffering from John Liu scandal exhaustion, consider the alternative: Dan Garodnick, your “no drama” comptroller candidate. That is the message the Upper East Side councilman sent to his supporters on Tuesday as he announced his intentions to run for city comptroller in 2013. “You’re not going to get a [&hellip
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From the Amazon to the Upper Manhattan

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

By Carly DeFilippo While the Upper East Side may not be the typical neighborhood for an up-and-coming artist, 26-year-old Harrison Love makes the most of his unconventional stomping grounds. He describes the Metropolitan Museum as his “church, a place to seek spiritual guidance” and cites the Frick as one of his favorite collections in the [&hellip
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Lifelong Upper East Sider Aims For Lappin’s Seat

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

Ben Kallos is nothing if not a go-getter, in the most extreme sense of the word. On any given weekday, he’s awake, has gone for a run or swim and had three breakfast meetings—and three breakfasts, which he swears has made him lose, not gain, weight—before many aspiring politicians have had their morning coffee. Oh, [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

Green Eggs By Sean Creamer Cash Over Easy While most people who enter a bodega early in the morning are looking for an egg sandwich, two crooks were starving for the green, as opposed to eggs and ham. April 2 at 5 a.m., the thugs entered a store on the Upper East Side and while one stood [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood: The British Are Coming!

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

londoncandy The London Candy Company, which bills itself as a “boutique British confectioner,” is hosting its first art exhibition at its Upper East Side flagship store at 1442 Lexington Ave. The large-scale paintings in the Sick Sweet series by London artist Emma-Louise depict classic British sweets and are described as “heavily dripped, chaotically whipped and sensationally [&hellip
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Talking About Gracie Mansion, Gracelessly

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Mayor’s got it all wrong about where the next mayor should live By Christopher Moore Generally, billionaires should be careful about giving real estate tips to other people. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared eager last week to address the question of whether the next mayor, elected in 2013, should live in Gracie Mansion, the lovely, [&hellip
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Cocktails & Pigeons

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

photo(5) Last night, over 150 bird lovers crowded into the Vanderbilt Mansion on East 93rd Street to give their attention and dollars to New York City’s first wildlife rehabilitation center, The Wild Bird Fund. Men and women dressed in suits and sequined sweaters munched on vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and mingled with turtles, a snake, a few [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: First for Japan Society, a Japanese Leader

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

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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