Made-Up Make-Up Seller Arrested

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town, Uncategorized

New Yorkers are used to seeing vendors hawking their wares from street tables, but most don’t pay enough attention to the legality of the products. Last week on March 2nd at 5:30 p.m., one intrepid observer, however, a 53-year-old man, noticed something off on a vendor’s table on East 86th Street. The perp was selling [&hellip
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Mirrors Stolen From Parked Car

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town, Uncategorized

Last week, on March 1st, a 39-year-old man visiting the city from New Jersey parked his BMW on East 89th Street. When he returned in the evening, he discovered that someone had removed both of his car’s sideview mirrors. Police on the Upper East Side have noted a similar criminal pattern in recent months. Police [&hellip
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Hudson Square Rezoning Vote Delayed

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The City Council debated the measure but held off on the vote By Sophia Rosenbaum The postponement of last Wednesday’s land use and zoning meeting provides the committees with only one more chance to vote on the controversial Hudson Square rezoning package – March 13 at 9:30 a.m. The committees were supposed to vote on [&hellip
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Father Witt, S.J., Revamps the Upper East Side

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RevWitt By Vanesa Vennard Before Father George Witt, S.J. was prepping for his services at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, he was teaching English and religious education at Saint Agnes Boys High School for 10 years. Though Witt says there is certainly teaching involved with ministry, the church offers a broader and more inclusive subject [&hellip
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Shifting Attitudes Toward E. 91st St. MTS

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town, Uncategorized

FE-Marine Transfer Station(as) 3 Some mayoral hopefuls change their tune on waste station proposal, appealing to Upper East Side voters Upper East Side residents have proved that they are willing to vote single issue in the upcoming mayoral race to stop the Marine Transfer Waste Station from being built in Yorkville, amidst low-income housing and the Asphalt Green Recreation [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: Beck Wrangles Over 160 Musicians for Maximalist Bowie Cover

Written by Simon Lazarus Vasta on . Posted in Music, Uncategorized

Since the release of 2008′s astoundingly mediocre Modern Guilt, Beck has all but stepped away from conventional rockstardom. He’s spent the past few years on idiosyncratic projects like the Record Club,  a collaboration with such luminaries as Annie Clark, Angus Andrews, Devendra Banhart, Thurston Moore, Jeff Tweedy, and, uh, Giovanni Ribisi. Beck assembled these Superfriends of [&hellip
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The Protagonist on “Twitterature”: Will Twitter Feeds Shape the Future of Storytelling?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

With less premeditation, impulse control and editing than a novel or essay, and more raw emotion, doesn’t a Twitter feed get pretty darn close to the accurate written aggregation of one’s lived experience? I have a favorite Twitter, and while I discovered it only recently, I’ve read it just about as far back as it [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Most Reasonable Resolution? Learn to Bounce Back from Failure

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Mark Baumer’s resolution was 50 shades of absurd…or was it? Mark Baumer, of Providence, RI, is a literary inspiration of sorts. Baumer wrote 50 books this past year, which is an impressive feat if only for his steadfast dedication to the task. It didn’t start out so straightforward though. Indeed, it started out with a [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Back to Business; Gun Control

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud drops off a gourmet meal and jokes with a resident of Stuyvesant Town. The visit highlighted the Citymeals-on-Wheels program which helps to get food to homebound and elderly. Downtown Getting Back to Business The Downtown Alliance has made it their mission to mold and maintain Lower Manhattan as a world-leading central business district of today. The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed this organization to launch the Back to Business Small Business Grant Program that is now able to provide grant distribution for [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Basement Fire, Clown Death, Vegan Ice Cream Store Closes, NYC Virtual Hospitals

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2274709423_6d45976b67 Dozens Injured in Basement Fire Last Friday morning, 27 people were injured in an electrical fire on Water Street. Four people were brought to New York Downtown Hospital, firefighters said. According to DNAinfo.com, the fire at 55 Water St. occurred at about 9:45 a.m. The 54-story building recently restored power after Hurricane Sandy. All victims [&hellip
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