Construction Firms Accused of Safety Scam

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

Two Manhattan-based construction companies skirted safety regulations, DA says Two construction safety companies dispatched cooks, hairdressers, bellhops and musicians to sign off as licensed safety experts — one of them dead — on inspections at dozens of high-rise sites, authorities said Wednesday. Flouting a city law that requires a private-sector site safety manager to spend [&hellip
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LETTER: GoodBye to Westway Foods

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

Upper West Side After 30 years, a deli closes, and Westway Foods loses a store, but we lose good neighbors, friends and family. The corner grocery store sat on the corner of 78th Street and Amsterdam (375 Amsterdam) for over 30 years. It was like a lighthouse. It guided neighbors day and night. It was [&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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