OP-ED: The Dirty Truth

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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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Family Pride

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

For the second time ever, Pride Week is hosting a Family Night, and increasingly catering to young children By Catherine Ellsberg & Manny Valdez West Village Pride hits the streets of New York this week, and the regular schedule of rallying, marching, dancing, celebrating and parading will be updated to include the littlest LGBTQ allies. [&hellip
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New Food Markets Downtown

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

Three markets are bringing fresh meat and produce to downtown neighborhoods As the residential population downtown continues to swell, the community demand for fresh local food is higher than ever. Here are three markets coming this summer in the downtown area: Night Market on Water Street Thursday, July 19th 4 – 8 p.m. 2 Coenties [&hellip
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West Siders Won’t Be Moved

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

Elderly residents on the U.W.S. protest Salvation Army plan to move them to East Harlem By Daniel Fitzsimmons Upper West Side Elected officials and residents of The Williams on the Upper West Side came out en masse to protest the Salvation Army’s plan to move them to East Harlem. “We’re all surprised, taken aback, and [&hellip
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Welcome to the Neighborhood, Mr. Mayor

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

Our Town’s welcome gift as de Blasio and family prepare to move to the East Side After months of delay, the de Blasio family is finally packing up for a move to the Upper East Side. To mark the occasion, Our Town put together a gift basket to welcome them and dropped it off at [&hellip
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Where in the World is Mayor de Blasio?

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

Not on the Upper East Side, according to an analysis of his schedule As the de Blasio family prepares to move into Gracie Mansion in coming weeks, the mayor will want to spend some time familiarizing himself with his adopted neighborhood, considering how little time he’s spent here since being elected. According to an Our [&hellip
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A New Front in the Tenant Battle

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

Rent-regulated tenants say major capital increases are being used as a tool against them Upper West Side Stonehenge Village is an apartment complex spread out over three addresses on West 97th and 96th Street. The complex was in the news earlier this year for being one of a handful of places on the Upper West [&hellip
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