Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

Tapped In: UWS Bakeries Named FourSquare’s Best, New Safety for Delivery Bikes

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC TWO U.W.S. BAKERIES NAMED IN FOURSQUARE’S ‘BEST OF’ LIST Foursquare, the social app that lets friends check in to restaurants, bars and other places, has sifted data of more than 3 billion check-ins and pulled up a list of the best New York City has to offer—from best eateries and clubs to best sights and [&hellip
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Dying Breeds: Upper West Side Book Store Holds Out

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Customer Richard Cline browses the shelves at Westsider Books. Bibliophiles keep Westsider Books open for business in a changing retail climate Westsider Books has the musty smell and sense of disarray that a used book store should have. Books pile high in every corner, even crowding the narrow staircase to the second floor. For owner Dorian Thornley, his store is the only game in [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images WIFE STABS HUSBAND AFTER HIS NIGHT OUT After an early evening out drinking with friends on Friday, Jan. 18, a 37-year-old man returned home to his apartment on West 68th Street. His wife, 36, greeted him by attacking him with a knife. The victim sustained wounds to his chest and cheek. The woman was arrested [&hellip
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Big Nick’s, the Upper West Side Landmark, Struggles to Stay Afloat with Pending Rent Hike

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Upper West Siders fond of the comforting (and, admittedly, a little greasy) food found at longtime local landmark Big Nick’s Burger Joint and Pizza Joint may soon have to wave their waffle fries goodbye. Big Nick’s, the family restaurant on Broadway and 77th Street that has been serving up diner fare for half a century, [&hellip
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Housing Works: Good Bargains for a Good Cause

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

USMC-05518 By Laura Shanahan How would you like a tall, elegant, black-glazed ceramic mug with an outsized curvy handle for only two bucks? Pretty darn good deal, eh? How about if I told you the mug had “CPW Dentistry,” along with the business’s phone number imprinted in white? Would that be a deal-breaker—or up the ante [&hellip
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Strength in Numbers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Sen. Dan Squadron’s grassroots campaign for public advocate paying dividends When it comes to financing his still unofficial campaign for New York City’s public advocate post, Manhattan/Brooklyn Sen. Daniel Squadron is in many ways taking the road less traveled. With a decidedly grassroots approach to fundraising which favors dainty donations from a diverse field mostly [&hellip
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Lesson: When Protesting Carriage Horses Try to Remain Calm

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

73672_10151352554506919_175397186_n By Rebecca Cohen Mostly I push “Yes” on my keyboard all the time to support liberal progressive causes from the comfort of my swivel office-chair. My advocacy for human and animal rights has largely consisted of signing “Yes, I agree.” “Yes, I stand with you!” on such petitions. In the past two years, there have [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to State of the State

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

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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