Connecting with Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Life-saving communication skills for those most in need There’s sure a lot to roar about, says this often cowardly lion, when it comes to roaring, as Mike Wallace once did, “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Ah, if only he’d roared against age discrimination; maybe 60 Minutes would have kept him on to [&hellip
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New Bill Would Protect Health of Sex Workers and Clients

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

Bill would bar the police from confiscating condoms from prostitutes  By Alan S. Chartock There is a new bill floating around the Legislature that would bar prosecutors and the police from confiscating condoms from “sex workers,” also known as prostitutes. Prosecutors use the seized condoms as evidence against the prostitutes. Obviously, if sex workers use [&hellip
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Letters: Too Rough For Horseplay

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

We received such an overwhelming number of comments on our story “Too Rough For Horseplay,” about the push to ban the Central Park horses, that we have decided to dedicate a page to showcase some of the emails, letters and web comments we received. You can join the debate by emailing editorial@manhattanmedia.com. —The Editors Support [&hellip
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Another Battle to Advance the Cause

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion West Side Spirit

Whatever happened to helping old folks cross the street? “Wind gusts today accelerate the brush fire risk.” This was the Good Friday and first day of Passover morning radio weather warning. For several years I’ve wished high wind gust warnings stressed the danger to walkers whose balance is not stable, especially in a city with [&hellip
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The Governor’s Speech

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

By Alan S. Chartock Did you see The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth? I loved that movie, which told the story of how King George VI, the present Queen Elizabeth’s father, overcame a stutter by going to an eccentric speech pathologist. I understand there may be a sequel in the offing called The New York [&hellip
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Extending Whistleblower Protections

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

To employees of companies doing business with New York City By Dan Garodnick New Yorkers periodically hear about private contractors who are caught ripping off the city, with the CityTime scandal only the highest-profile example in recent years. Clearly, we need better tools to stop fraud and corruption to better protect city taxpayers. Safeguarding taxpayer [&hellip
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Talking About Gracie Mansion, Gracelessly

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

Mayor’s got it all wrong about where the next mayor should live By Christopher Moore Generally, billionaires should be careful about giving real estate tips to other people. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared eager last week to address the question of whether the next mayor, elected in 2013, should live in Gracie Mansion, the lovely, [&hellip
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