Posts Tagged ‘West Side Spirit’

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 editorial@manhattanmedia.com. The Running Company, 1059 3rd Ave. (at 63rd St.), www.therunningcompany.net, 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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Penniless Epicure: Wine Serving Temperature

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

As is the case with most things having to do with wine, a conversation on one subject often bleeds into another, which then turns into yet another subject. Before you know it, you’ve found yourself far from where you began but still, somehow, talking about wine—and hopefully drinking some at the same time. This is [&hellip
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West Side Crime Watch

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

Lightning Quick Thieves Credit card theft and fraud are still some of the most prevalent crimes on the Upper West Side. The perpetrators of these crimes are often clever and quick, and victims sometimes don’t even realize they’ve been targeted until the sneaky thieves are well on their way to a shopping spree across town. [&hellip
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West Side Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

PLANNED SCHOOL GETS NEEDED EXPANSION The School Construction Authority (SCA) has taken a step toward fixing the long-standing issue of overcrowding in Upper West Side public schools. After much deliberation on the part of the Department of Education, the SCA and Community Board 7, the SCA has agreed to increase the square footage of the [&hellip
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Seniors: Never Too Late to Renew

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

Senior-Goddard Riverside Couple(as) After decades of marriage, romantic couples say “I Do” again The back room of the Goddard Riverside Senior Center was decorated with hearts, pictures of cupids and streamers. There, a crowd of 150 people watched Feb. 14 as a woman tossed red rose petals from a wicker basket. Then, five couples with more than 200 [&hellip
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Citiquette: Doubles Advantage a Singular Lament

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

Okay, I confess: I envy married people. But it’s not for the reasons you may think. I envy married people because they have a built-in excuse to get out of absolutely anything. The other day, I was caught unawares by someone asking me to do something I did not particularly want to do. I hemmed [&hellip
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