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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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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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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Editorial: Saving Small Business: A Proposal

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For the past several weeks now, we’ve been bringing you stories of small neighborhood businesses forced to leave the neighborhood. The corner bodega that closed its doors after 40 years. The laundromat that can’t pay the enormous increase in rent. The successful grocery store forced to relocate or close. It is no exaggeration to say [&hellip
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Letter: Time To Rethink Opposition To J.H.L.

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By Janice Auritt Oser, W. 51st St. The concerns of the residents objecting to the building of a 20-story nursing home in their neighborhood are certainly deserving of a sympathetic hearing. We all grow old, however, even those residents objecting on behalf of their school-age children. The day may come when some of the objecting [&hellip
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Letter: Commuting By River On The West Side

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

After turning its back on the waterfront for nearly a century, New York City is beginning to face and embrace the rivers that built our city. Nowhere is this transformation happening faster than on Manhattan’s far West Side, where Hudson Yards will employ and house tens of thousands of new workers and residents. The city [&hellip
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Letter: View From The Bicycle

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I’m a bicyclist who sympathizes with pedestrians angry about bike lanes. Too many riders enter crowded crosswalks against the light, ride against traffic, and endanger pedestrians and motorists through carelessness. But the bike lanes aren’t the problem. The carelessness is, and it’s not exclusive to bicyclists. Every day I see pedestrians walk not only into [&hellip
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Make a Wise Choice for Preservation

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Op-Ed By Kelly Carroll, Director of Preservation, Landmark West! Mayor de Blasio has the opportunity to forge a new direction in landmark preservation through his choice of a new Chairperson. It is long past time to end the tired debates between aggressive developers trashing the landmark process on the one hand, and old-time preservationists trying [&hellip
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