Join Us for a Saving Small Business Forum

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

You may have noticed stories under the heading “Saving Small Business” in our pages recently. Every week, we get phone calls, letters and tips from readers about another beloved independent business struggling to stay afloat, and we think it’s important to document not just the stories of these individual businesses, but the root causes behind [&hellip
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Developers No-Show At Tenant Meeting

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Residents of 315 West 61st Street hoped to meet with Riverside Center developers but were left hanging Upper West Side A tenants association at 315 West 61st Street was snubbed by developers working on the massive Riverside Center project . Despite being invited, the developers declined to show up to a meeting called by the [&hellip
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Letting Go of a Piece of Personal History

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

How and why the owner of a neglected town house on the Upper West Side finally decided to sell Upper West Side Thirty-eight years of sitting on a moldering townhouse on the Upper West Side has finally paid off for Diane Haslett-Rudiano, who last week realized a 1,320 percent return on her and her now-deceased [&hellip
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LETTER: The Photo West Side Arts Didn’t Want You To See

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

To the Editor: As a member of the West Side Arts Coalition, one of my photographs was withdrawn by the management the day before the opening reception on Sept. 13, with the unsupported claim that the image was not appropriate! Can this flagrant deprival of an artist’s rights be tolerated? I am a professional photographer, [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Memo To The 99 Percent

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

By Ben Krull “New York City has approved a developer’s Dickensian plan to include a ‘poor door’ in a luxury apartment complex in the Upper West Side.” — Newsweek From: Jameson Crow, Field Manager, Soweto Properties To: Prospective residents of Two Cities Towers While we anticipate that 99 percent of our residents will be trillionaires [&hellip
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Ask A Broker: Just Saying Yes to Condo Developments

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

There has been a change of attitude on the Upper West Side about real estate development. More and more, neighbors, community boards and historic preservationists are saying yes to condominium conversions and construction. There’s the new story being added on top of 498 West End Avenue, the Extell/Megalith deal at 36-40 West 66th Street, and [&hellip
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Like Father, Like Daughter

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Tony and Marisa May keep authentic Italian cuisine in the family The father-daughter team Tony and Marisa May, owners of Italian restaurant SD26, are rarely far from their dining room. “The family is always in the house,” said Marisa May. “The papa’s in the house. The children are in the house.” Since SD26 opened on [&hellip
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Activists, officials rally against Air BnB

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

Elected officials and community groups converged at City Hall to demand better regulation of illegal hotels Affordable housing advocates, community groups and elected officials rallied last week against the apartment sharing startup Airbnb, which they claim is violating state law and contributing to New York’s illegal hotel problem. The rally was a kickoff to the [&hellip
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Kids from Afar on 9/11, Now Adult New Yorkers

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Young New Yorkers may not have been here in 2001, but the anniversary of the terrorist attacks still resonates By Adelle Brodbeck The events of September 11, 2001, are forever part of New York City’s identity. So too, is the fact that the city is constantly in flux, with more newcomers every day, every minute. [&hellip
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