Posts Tagged ‘West Side Spirit’

The History of Middle Age

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

PatriciaCohen 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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New Budget Plan Would Give People Spending Powers

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

Over 50 people gathered last Thursday night to hear their neighbors give presentations on exactly how they think $1 million should be spent in their district. In an experimental process called participatory budgeting, City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito has chosen to let the decisions on how to spend her district’s discretionary funding for the year [&hellip
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NY1 Anchor Leads Fight Against “Sliver” Building

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

The Upper West Side has seen its fair share of battles between developers looking to cram as many buildings as possible into its idyllic streets and neighbors who want to maintain the character of the neighborhood. The fight between the owner of 207 W. 75th St. and nearby residents isn’t much different, except that this [&hellip
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Yoga’s for Kids Now

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

Health-Kids Yoga When she opened Karma Kids Yoga 10 years ago, Shari Vilchez-Blatt’s West Village studio offered eight children’s yoga classes. A decade later, her studio now hosts 100 classes, employs 36 instructors and provides yoga lessons to 17 schools throughout the city. Across Manhattan, a growing number of yoga enthusiasts are enrolling their children in yoga [&hellip
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Tiresome Threesome

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

08_Film-ThisMeansWar_1 In the stultifying Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, British actor Tom Hardy briefly appeared in a romantic subplot as a heartbroken, repentant operative who laments all the impenetrable death and subterfuge simply because it cost him the woman he loved. For a few fleeting moments, Hardy’s alert eyes, sensual lips and magnetic ruddiness broke through film’s [&hellip
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Bright Lights, Broke City

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

08_Arts-the-darlings_1 Cristina Alger took the “Write what you know” dictum to heart. Her book The Darlings (which has evoked comparisons to Dominick Dunne and Tom Wolfe—no shabby company for a debut novel) is set amid the world of the titular Upper East Side hedge fund family, just as the market crashes and reveals some questionable corporate [&hellip
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Elevate Your Living Space

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Real Estate-28 Grove Street These properties all feature elevators to the top Harlem town house, 212 W. 122nd St., $1,750,000, Sean Oakes 212-317-7894. Beautiful renovated three-unit home for sale with charming facade, large windows and prewar details—a total of four stories with a gorgeous planted garden, a full built-out basement and sub-cellar. Includes an elevator for the triplex lower [&hellip
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Leap into a New You

Written by Vatisha Smith on . Posted in Lifestyle, Our Town, Special Sections, Style, West Side Spirit

Shopping-Gracies Wines The holidays are over and Valentine’s Day has come and gone. What’s an avid shopper to do? With Leap Year coming up on Feb. 29, we’ve decided to examine some deals that focus on building a better you. Send your shopping suggestions to The Running Company, 1059 3rd Ave. (at 63rd St.),, 212-223-8109. [&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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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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