Helping Women Climb the Ladder

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

West Side resident Lynette Lewis holds speaking engagements around the city to help empower young women in their careers Lynette Lewis has delivered around 200 speeches in her career so far. She’s done it all from corporate keynotes, to global webcasts, to coaching women on being single in the city. After graduating from Oral Roberts [&hellip
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Hydrate Your Way to More Energy

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

Americans thirsting for more energy can refresh their hydration habits by thinking outside the water glass. Some foods – including flavorful, water-rich produce like watermelon – can help hydrate the body as well. “Sliced, cubed or blended, or even simply juiced, watermelon is a delicious way to increase fluid intake and boost energy,” said Elizabeth [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Pedestrian’s Cry For Help

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

West End Avenue at 107th Street. Photo by Jim Henderson By Joanna Kahn On Thursday evening, July 17, many of us gathered at the corner of West End Avenue and West 95th Street to remember Jean Chambers, who lost her life in the latest pedestrian-vehicle fatality on the Upper West Side, and to call for traffic safety actions. The particular area has been bombarded with [&hellip
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Using History As A Weapon Against The Wrecking Ball

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

Upper West Side residents want the landmarks commission to reconsider a building slated for demolition Upper West Siders opposed to a developer’s plan to demolish a building on West 79th Street are calling on the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to take a closer look at the building’s historical merits. In a letter to the LPC [&hellip
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Can Restaurants Be Saved?

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

A recent panel of restaurant and real estate experts posed the question — can restaurants be preserved like landmarks? Picture your absolute favorite restaurant. If you wanted to ensure it would remain operating for the next 50 years, what would you do? Immortalize the menu? Clone the chef – or, more realistically, have him train [&hellip
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Parents Should Read to Kids Daily

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A pediatric groups says the practice should begin in infancy to prepare kids for school and life BY DENNIS THOMPSON All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties. That clarion call comes in a new policy statement issued in [&hellip
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New Traffic Plan for West End Avenue

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

Community comes together after yet another pedestrian fatality Upper West Side Following another pedestrian fatality in the neighborhood, Upper West Siders were eager to hear the Department of Transportation’s plan to improve safety on a stretch of West End Avenue last week. The DOT has been working to change several intersections in the area, and [&hellip
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A Commute of Endless Choices

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

Manhattanites have more options than ever for getting around the city – and we tried them all Just a few years ago, New Yorkers only had a few options for their daily commutes—you could take the subway, hail a yellow cab, order a car service or walk. Nowadays, though, it feels as though our options [&hellip
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A Century of Sex Talk on the East Side

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

Shirley Zussman, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, worked with Masters and Johnson, and still sees patients as a sex therapist Upper East Side Some people’s life stories write themselves, and Shirley Zussman, the 100-year-old sex therapist of the Upper East Side, is one of those people. She was born in 1914 at the start [&hellip
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All Pigs Go to Heaven

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

The last night of an East Side institution Restaurant owner Nancy Lee has collected pigs for nearly 30 years. Piggy banks, plastic toy pigs and porcelain figurines, all gifts to the owner of the Chinese restaurant Pig Heaven from loyal customers over the years. But now it’s time for the pigs to move on. Last [&hellip
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