New Food Markets Downtown

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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

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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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Summer in the City: Waiting in Line for Shakespeare

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

This is my 34th season waiting on line to see Shakespeare in the Park at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater. Over the past three-plus decades, my husband, Neil, has hung out with me a handful of times; he really doesn’t mind, he reads his book. My 16-year-old daughter, Meg, loves it. Even though she is not [&hellip
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Op-Ed: Get the Blue Bikes Out of the Red

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

A few ideas to bail out Citi Bike By Charles Gross Citi Bikes, New York City’s public biking program, may well be the city’s best transport innovation since the subway. The program is a hit with residents, so much in fact that Citi Bike is a victim of its own success. Unlike the subway, Citi [&hellip
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Remembering Roy Goodman

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

My phone rang and it was State Sen. Roy Goodman. A few hours before, he’d been in our Our Town endorsement meeting, where I had asked him what exactly he was working on, what was getting accomplished and why he deserved re-election to a job he began in 1969. The year was 2000, and Goodman [&hellip
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