Where Did My Prescription Go?

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

By Dan Rivoli When health lifestyle emporium Thérapie New York shut down its pharmacy department last month, customers’ prescriptions were sold to a Duane Reade branch a block away. Some regulars were incensed while others were merely miffed or confused. Was this a violation of privacy? An inconvenience? According to state regulations, the transfer was [&hellip
[ read more... ]

6 Comments

After Narcotics and Murder, Top Cop Shifts to Quality of Life

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

By Dan Rivoli In Christopher McCormack’s 21 years in the police department, he has spent time on the streets of Washington Heights and East Harlem. He most recently led a squad of more than 150 rookies at Patrol Borough Manhattan North, targeting high-crime spots north of 59th Street. In his native Bronx, McCormack was a [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Food for Thought

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Amidst culinary celebration, a push to improve students’ eating habits By Samuel Chamberlain Now in its third year, the “New Taste of the Upper West Side” festival has grown, adding several events to its weekend-long celebration of the neighborhood’s burgeoning culinary scene. Foodies can get started early Friday morning with a panel discussion about healthy [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Upper West Side’s Own Gets Supreme Court Nod

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics

By Dan Rivoli President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, would be the fourth female justice, serving alongside two other women from New York City. But Kagan would be the only sitting justice from Manhattan—the Upper West Side, to be exact. While the Brooklyn-bred Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught at Columbia Law School [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

No Wallflower: Symphony Space’s Laura Kaminsky

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music, News West Side Spirit

By Bonnie Rosenberg Symphony Space is known for presenting music marathons that are unforgettable for any culture vulture. May 15, the 12-hour “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall” will include world and U.S. premieres, along with rare works by world-renowned and emerging composers from the Soviet Union and Communist-era Eastern Europe. It’s the brainchild of [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

CHURCH GRAFFITI, PART II

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli Anti-landmark graffiti is back on the church that is pitting neighborhood preservationists against the congregation’s leader. The message “Stop Gale Brewer’s Forced Landmarking” was recently painted on the sidewalk shed that hugs West Park Presbyterian Church, on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Brewer, the Council member for the West Side, has [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..