Out & About

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March 14 Curatorial Tour American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square 1 p.m., Free Check out Closer-Look Tour of the exhibition led by Folk Couture project coordinator Stacy C. Hollander, who also serves as the museum’s deputy director for curatorial affairs, chief curator, and director of exhibitions. Meet in the museum atrium. 212-595-9533 Landmark West [&hellip
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UPS Store’s Closure Spurs Community Action

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

A mail store on W. 57th Street closed without warning, leaving customers’ packages stranded Businesses come and go in the city with such regularity that usually few people even take notice. But the recent closure of the UPS Store at 331 W.57th Street has not only been noticed by its former customers, it has spawned [&hellip
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In Brief

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We’re All Gentrifiers Re: Don’t Blame the Park (Mar. 6, 2014) Eric Marcus does not go back far enough to find the real gentrifiers of Chelsea and all of New York City; Peter Minuit, the original gentrifier, in what was then called New Amsterdam, gentrified Native Americans right off Manhattan Island. It hasn’t stopped since, [&hellip
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City’s Plan to Curb Bad Drivers Halted by Albany

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

Vision Zero photo_opt Home rule explained as Vision Zero initiatives roadblocked by state control Anyone who’s ridden the subway recently may have noticed advertisements urging New Yorkers to get out of the city and experience the rest of the state. One ad urges strap-hangers to catch a show in Buffalo, while another touts the beauty of upstate hiking [&hellip
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Coming Down, Piling Up

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

Sanitation officials acknowledge the city is dirtier, as workers are diverted from garbage to snow First the snow, now the trash. According to the Department of Sanitation, through the end of last week we have already seen 58 inches of snowfall so far this winter. That’s more than twice the amount of snow we’ve received [&hellip
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Old Church to Become Community Space

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

A developer will construct apartments adjacent to St. Thomas the Apostle Church and turn the sanctuary into a community center Upper West Side - St. Thomas the Apostle Church has been sitting on West 118th Street empty and useless for over a decade. The 109-year-old neo-Gothic structure was closed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in 2002, [&hellip
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Don’t Blame the Park

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

While the High Line has heralded some changes in the area, it’s not the only factor in Chelsea’s continuing transformation By Eric Marcus West Chelsea It’s both silly and naive to blame the High Line for the ongoing transformation of western Chelsea. Just as it’s silly and naive to credit the High Line with catalyzing [&hellip
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