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One Degree of Kevin Bacon

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mbacon By Angela Barbuti Michael Bacon on a musical life and playing in the band with his movie star brother When Michael Bacon isn’t rollerblading in Riverside Park, he can be found in his studio on West End Avenue making music with his brother Kevin. Their band, The Bacon Brothers, is playing a show at City Winery April 25 and 26. [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Sean Creamer & Megan Bungeroth SHAKESPEARE’S LADIES Just about all of Shakespeare’s characters are iconic symbols of the human condition, and the same can be said of the heroines within his tales. The experimental Shakespeare ensemble Dark Lady Players will be performing Shakespeare’s Annunciation parodies Sunday, March 25, at 5 p.m. at West-Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W. 86th St. The event is free to attend and [&hellip
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City Looks to Close the Book on More Library Funding

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Breaking News, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

library2   Anyone who thinks of libraries as repressively quiet zones filled with musty books need only walk into the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library system to be instantly proven wrong. While the Upper West Side branch boasts its fair share of quiet spots as well as, of course, books, it is also a bright, modern community space where locals [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East Siders

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

senior New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of financial crimes, but the elderly are particularly at risk and [&hellip
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Food Fight at Food City

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo by Karl Crutchfield The perfect neighborhood grocery store—one with a variety of products, fresh produce, good prices and friendly staff – is a precious commodity in Manhattan, and many Upper West Side residents have found that grocery store standby in Food City, a family-owned outpost on Columbus Avenue between West 94th and 95th streets. A seemingly intractable labor [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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Courtesy of Buzz Bishop Not-So-Good Deed What should have been merely a touching example of a youngster helping out an elderly neighbor became the stuff of police reports last week. A 25-year-old woman jumped to the assistance of an 82-year-old man who was crossing a busy Upper West Side street last Thursday. By the time she had ferried the [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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Bike riders power their way up 122nd Street during the 2012 Grant’s Tomb Criterium bicycle race on March 10. CHARITY RACE FOR 4-YEAR-OLD WITH RARE DISEASE Hundreds of Upper West Siders came out last Sunday to support 4-year-old Rafaella “Rafi” Lily Kopelan, running a 5K in her honor through Riverside Park. Kopelan was diagnosed with a rare genetic connective tissue disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disease that makes it difficult for skin to [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East & West Siders

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, Dwell OTDT, Family, Lifestyle, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Seniors, West Side Spirit

old New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of [&hellip
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CB7 Gives Big Boxes the Boot

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

Elizabeth Kellner speaks at the Community Board 7 meeting. Last Tuesday night, dozens of supporters and a fair number of detractors showed up at Community Board 7’s meeting to express their views on the proposed retail rezoning initiative for the Upper West Side. The proposal from the City Planning Commission would limit storefront widths along certain sections of Broadway and Amsterdam and Columbus avenues [&hellip
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Shuttered Papasito Rallies Against NYPD Treatment

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FW.Papasitos.Rally.as Last Thursday, over 100 people rallied at One Police Plaza to protest what they say is unfair treatment by the NYPD of Hispanic-owned small businesses, spurred by the recent shuttering of Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar on the Upper West Side. Last Friday, police shut down the restaurant, which has been the subject of [&hellip
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