High Society

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

Painting New York’s “fashionable world” all those years ago It’s the Gilded Age, that period spanning the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. America is flying high on a rapid industrial expansion and the vast fortunes it spawned. The one percent have decided to have their portraits done, with [&hellip
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Advocating for a Cleaner Subway

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

Notes from a neighborhood association’s meeting about the station at 103rd Street For its open meeting earlier this month, the North West Central Park Multiblock Association invited the MTA to address community concerns about the safety and condition of the local B/C subway station at 103rd Street and Central Park West. Zachary Campbell, representing MTA [&hellip
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Clean Eating for a Better Life

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

Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple teaches fellow New Yorkers how to cook themselves healthy Not everyone can make eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, and sugar from their diet seem fun. But if you speak to Amie Valpone, you will find that her passion for healthy eating is infectious. A personal chef and nutritionist, the Upper [&hellip
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Community Boards ID Dangerous Streets

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

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has asked each community board in the borough to identify the worst traffic spots for pedestrians Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a very long list of what community members say are problematic intersections and streets for pedestrians in Manhattan. The list is compiled by each of the [&hellip
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The First Lady of the New NYPD

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

Rikki Klieman, an accomplished attorney and actress and wife of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, takes New York by storm It must take a lot to throw Rikki Klieman off her game. She won’t let a blizzard ruffle her any more than a cross-country move leaving her dream job behind, or an unexpected return to public [&hellip
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Celebrating a young 106

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

On Valentine’s Day, Jewish Home Lifecare marked a milestone more impressive than any bouquet of roses or box of chocolates: longtime resident Bridget Taylor turned 106 years old. Feb. 14 is her actual birthday and Jewish Home staff and other residents celebrated this strong and feisty senior with a party in her honor, complete with [&hellip
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Out & About

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

Friday, February 21 Masters in Collaboration VIII Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street 8 p.m. $26/$32: member;non-nmember Lyn and de Paor will be using poetry, music, and visual imagery to present a day in the life of an imagined village somewhere in the West of Ireland, with various characters, living and dead, real and [&hellip
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Spring Semester for Seniors

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

Course sign-up for Sundays at JASA had local seniors excited for new learning opportunities The orientation and class sign up for Sundays at JASA, a program that offers college level courses for seniors 55 and older, is a bit like the first day of class in grade school – dozens of seniors socializing, discussing current [&hellip
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