Posts Tagged ‘West Side Spirit’

Moore Thoughts: Chains are Bad, Except the Ones I Like

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

Let’s ban big guys, but…did someone say something about Brooks Brothers? This city has a love-hate relationship with chain stores. Again and again, pols and labor advocates say no to Walmart; after all, sometimes a party is defined by who’s not invited. As in so many matters, though, one’s stand on chains is not always [&hellip
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The Hardest Working Profession Unscrupulous Pols are Scapegoating Teachers

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

New York State’s teachers are under assault. It isn’t fair and it isn’t right—these are some of the most important people in our lives. There will always be unscrupulous politicians who try to scapegoat our teachers and it is really an abomination that this stuff goes on. It’s incomprehensible to me that people think our [&hellip
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Talking Up DT: President of the New School

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

08-TalkingUp-David Van Zandt New School David Van Zandt has completed his first full year as the president of The New School, and he’s just getting started with his ideas for how to transform the already innovative university. Van Zandt, a graduate of Princeton, the London School of Economics and Yale Law School, practiced international banking law in New York years [&hellip
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West Sider Tapped to Head Fraud Unit

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

FW-Schneiderman5535(as) President Barack Obama has proven willing to do something Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so far been reluctant to do: give Attorney General Eric Schneiderman more investigatory powers. The president recently tapped the West Sider to co-chair a new joint mortgage fraud investigation unit, giving him access to more resources and more ground troops to go [&hellip
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Board Backs Longer Review for Jewish Lifecare Project

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

Over 100 people came out to Community Board 7’s full board meeting last Tuesday to express support for expanding the review process for building Jewish Home Lifecare’s (JHL) proposed new location on West 97th Street. Ultimately, the board was on their side, recommending the application go through additional review procedures. The decision hinged on a [&hellip
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The Best of the Fests: Your Manhattan Festival Guide for 2012

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

FE&FW-Tribeca Film FestBYJurgen Fauth New York City is teeming with cultural offerings, so much that it can be difficult at times to organize all of the things you want to do, see, taste and experience in Manhattan. Sometimes you might stumble upon a great street fair with a particularly good gyro, while other times, you’ll plan and plot out [&hellip
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When Central Park Was an African American Village

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The first African American community in New York wasn’t located in Harlem or Crown Heights, Brooklyn. No, in the early 19th century, a section of what we now know as Central Park hosted a settlement of about 260 people, two-thirds of whom were African American. The rest were European immigrants, mainly Irish. They called this [&hellip
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The History of Middle Age

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

FE&FW-Patricia Cohen book Cover At 51, New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen has hit the ubiquitous halfway point for age. But instead of getting older quietly, Cohen decided to write a biography of middle age in her first book, In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age (Scribner). She starts at the beginning, roughly a century ago, when middle [&hellip
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The Penniless Epicure: The Spoils of Wine

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

Last week, I spoke enthusiastically about my support of Stelvin closures, or screw caps, for wine. And I stand by my zeal for this cause. However, I had many friends and colleagues approach me and take major issue with my stance. “I don’t want to hear a ‘crack’ when I open my bottle of sauvignon [&hellip
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