Second Avenue Crash-Way

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

Taxi accidents are on the rise along Second Avenue in the subway construction zone Upper East Side Second Avenue has long been a cause of strife for New Yorkers on the East side. From restaurant owners losing profits due to subway construction to pedestrians being forced onto the street thanks to closed sidewalks, the avenue [&hellip
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The Myth of New York’s Retiree Exodus

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

By Lenore Skomal Back in April, my husband stood in the middle of his company’s lunchroom and addressed the packed room of his staff and colleagues. He launched his heartfelt final thanks and goodbye over a spread of white cake and coffee. The next day, we drove away from the state we’d called home for [&hellip
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Editor’s Note

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

Public school or private? This elementary school or that one? Arts or science focus, charter or not? When did the process of getting into school become as tough as the subjects taught inside it? While this education guide isn’t big enough to answer all those questions — we’d need an encyclopedia for that — we [&hellip
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OP-ED: Love Means Never Having To Say ‘I’ll Do That For You!’

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

by Beth Pereira In one of my favorite versions of a New Yorker-style cartoon by Aaron Bacall, a doctor scans a chest x-ray while a female patient waits patiently for the results. The caption reads some variation of “Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart – but that is because you are [&hellip
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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

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

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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