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Hoof finally comes to shove: Carriage-horse lines moving to park

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Central Park carriage horses will no longer pick up passengers outside of the park. On Wed., Feb. 13, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled in favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to ban horse-drawn carriages from waiting for passengers outside of the park. Edita Birnkrant, executive director of the […]

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Amazon may be hightailing it for the hills, but Google is staying — and still investing — in New York City. Google representatives told a Community Board 4 Arts, Culture, Education and Street Life Committee meeting on Monday night that the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center will open in Chelsea in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Alex Kariyev has owned the Star Shoe & Watch shop for 19 years, but in the past two, business has slowed considerably. The store, at 74 Bleecker St., between Broadway and Lafayette St., moved downstairs five years ago. But Kariyev, 66, said business was still going strong for the first three. “Probably […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Trader Joe’s will stop delivering to homes in Manhattan by March 1, the California-based supermarket chain announced earlier this week. The company has been delivering to Manhattan residents for the last 10 years. Some older and mobility-impaired customers will be particularly impacted by the company’s decision. “It’s difficult for me to even […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW | And we’re off… 2019 is galloping into history. Hot shots… About 40 neighbors and friends gathered at Barbalu Restaurant (225-227 Front St.) on Sun., Jan 13, to celebrate one of our own neighborhood talents, photographer Joel Greenberg. Joel has been dining at the Italian eatery and over the years struck up a […]

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Welcome to the inaugural year of the Bethpage Best of the City Program! Modeled after Schneps Media’s wildly successful Best of the Boro and Best of Long Island competitions, the Bethpage Best of the City program gives you the power to choose the best businesses in Manhattan — “East Side, West Side, all around the […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced his version of a “Green New Deal” to tackle climate change and ramp up clean energy. Under his plan, 100 percent of the state’s electricity would be generated by clean power by 2040. This would be achieved by using a mix of energy sources like solar, wind, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As the new “mini city” of Hudson Yards keeps coming into being, details were announced on Jan. 15 for the second-floor offerings in the complex’s Shops and Restaurants building, which is shaping up to be quite the luxury upscale retail and dining destination. The “Floor of Discovery,” as the second floor […]

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BY RICHARD MOSES AND ERIK BOTTCHER | There are few neighborhoods in the United States more historic than Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Walking the blocks around Orchard St., one is transported back in time. A wealth of rich terra-cotta ornamentation, regal stone entryways and exuberant wood and metal cornices delineate almost every structure. The buildings, remarkably […]

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Home care patients are often uncomfortable letting a stranger into their home to take care of their medical and personal needs. It’s can be an anxiety-inducing experience for patients. Thankfully, there is an alternative: the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), a statewide Medicaid program that has helped thousands of patients over the last decade. […]

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