An Alternative to Alternate Side

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

The City Council is proposing changes to alternate side parking rules that could alleviate some of the waiting-around time for car owners Upper East Side “This is the most unproductive use of my time,” said Bob S. as he sat in his car on East 85th Street, waiting for the clock to hit 10:30 a.m. [&hellip
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The Second-Luckiest Man In The World

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

At home with the Upper East Side’s Lou Gehrig expert, on the anniversary of the famous speech Every year around the 4th of July, the phone in Ray Robinson’s Upper East Side apartment, where he has lived for the past 57 years, starts to ring again. Though it’s been nearly a quarter century since the [&hellip
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For Dog Owners, an Urban Fear Returns

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

Some dog owners are on high alert against potential pet snatchers in their neighborhoods Resident Peter Falk was walking Moey, a fluffy, friendly mixed breed of poodle, Bichon Frise and shih tzu, around 6 p.m. on June 25. He tied him to a fence briefly and went to chat with construction workers across the street. [&hellip
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Rethink Your Drinks

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

Summer tips on how to hydrate the right way, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics With the official start of summer and temperatures on the rise, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to rethink your drink and keep hydrated during summer months and throughout the year. “With warmer temperatures and increased outdoor [&hellip
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When One Percent Matters

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

The Rent Guidelines Board voted to increase stabilized rents by one percent, in defiance of calls for a rent freeze as well as higher rates pushed by landlords Upper West Side On June, 23rd the Rent Guidelines Board made a very unpopular decision. The state board, which determines the rates at which rent stabilized leases [&hellip
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Feeling Left Out Of Pride Week

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

Despite the big crowds, not everyone felt part of the celebration New York City celebrated Gay Pride with the support of a crowd of approximately 1 million people, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. But not everyone downtown was in on the celebration. Kelsey Harrison is an openly gay woman who said [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Dirty Truth

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

The city’s own rules should prevent the building of the trash transfer station at East 91st Street By Suzanne Grosso Yorkville It is offensive that politicians and special interest groups falsely denounce me as an “environmental racist” because I oppose the construction of a waste transfer station at East 91st Street in Yorkville. But it [&hellip
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Community Searches for Source of Crime

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

24th Precinct commander explains homeless shelter raids; youth gangs in West 90s Upper West Side A contingent of homeless rights activists fresh off of a rally they held against the raid of Freedom House attended the 24th Precinct Community Council meeting last week to grill Captain Marlon Larin on why he decided to arrest 22 [&hellip
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