What’s Up With That?

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Readers’ neighborhood questions answered Eileen Fisher (Columbus Avenue, 76th-77th) has a large sign on her window: “We’d like our clothes back right now. Thank you very much.” What’s the story? Fortunately it looks like the mysterious sign outside Eileen Fisher’s storefront window on Columbus and 77th has nothing to do with a break-out of shoplifting [&hellip
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Exploring the New Fox’s

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Chillstop Halfzip_Front A former bargain mecca is transformed into a new shopping destination  By Laura Shanahan  We welcome feedback!” Ooh, don’t you love it when a store manager talks that way? Today we’re at the brand-spanking-new Fox’s, at the southeast corner of Broadway and 80th – the long-shuttered site of the late, great Filene’s Basement/SYMS Tailored & [&hellip
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Our Urban Oasis: The Local Diner

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Breakfast By Dr. Alita Buzel As several of us stood waiting to pay for our breakfasts, bundled like overstuffed penguins in our winter down coats, colorful hats, and woolen gloves, huddled together in the little area where the unflappable cashier holds court, I stopped to appreciate the comfort of this morning ritual. All of us laughing [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Good Bargain; Common Sense

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letters GOOD BARGAIN? To the Editor: Anyone having recently ridden on the 1956 vintage Manhattan 42nd Street cross-town bus had a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to make change and drive at the same time. No one dared bring any food on the bus or leave any litter [&hellip
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Tapped In: Nadler Calls for Action on Guns, Broadway Mall Seeks Donations, Creative Economy Growing

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

flickr-2914911278-hd NADLER CALLS FOR ACTION ON GUN CONTROL Following the mass shooting of children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Fiday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler asserted that “we cannot simply accept [shootings] as a routine product of modern American life.” The congressman, whose district encompasses the Upper West Side, said in a statement [&hellip
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Holiday Listings on UWS & UES

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CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE 1047 Amsterdam Ave. In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is hosting the annual Paul Winter performance. Enjoy a cross-cultural concert that includes singing, dancing and drumming. Performances are Dec. 13, 14 and 15. ST. THOMAS CHURCH 1 W. 53rd St. [&hellip
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Tapped In: Town Hall Meeting, Winter Concert, City Bus Grades, Stringer Seeks Board

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

No_School_Today COUNCILMEMBER BREWER TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING City Council Member Gale Brewer will host a town hall meeting for Upper West Side and Clinton residents on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The meeting will be an open forum for community members to speak to elected officials about quality of life issues in the neighborhood and to ask [&hellip
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Tapped In: Nanny Indicted, Fire in Morningside Heights, Baker Casting Call

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Aligator_Bread_Boudin_Bakery NANNY INDICTED IN SLAYING OF KRIM CHILDREN Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny arrested for fatally stabbing two children in her care in October, was formally indicted for murder last Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ortega was discovered on the evening of Oct. 25 by the children’s mother, Marina Krim, in the bathroom of the family’s West 75th Street [&hellip
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Tapped In: Gas Ration Ends, Sandy Book Drive, Senior Center Reopens

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4486 Compiled by Paul Bisceglio and John Friia SCHOOL HOLDS HOLIDAY FAIR PS 199 is hosting a Holiday Boutique Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1. Over 30 vendors will sell clothing, toys, jewelry, crafts and other small gifts to benefit the school and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 [&hellip
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Tapped In: Art of History, Tibet House, Symphony Space Co-Founder Dies

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Joan Allen Reads At Symphony Space A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO LEARNING Creating an interactive learning experience for the children of the city, the New York Historical Society has developed a program that uses visual arts to educate students about New York and American history. “The Art of History” is a five-session program offered to different schools throughout the city. Combining art [&hellip
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