Another bookstore about to open on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

The behemoth/warehouse styles of book stores are definitely having problems competing with Amazon, but my neighborhood indicates that there's still room for the curated, personalized book store. This one is expected to open this week. https://www.westsiderag.com/2018/05/22/what-to-expect-at-the-upper-west-sides-new-shakespeare-co-bookstore-and-cafe What to Expect at the Upper West Side’s New Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore and Cafe Posted on May 22, … Continue reading Another bookstore about to open on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Shadows are now creeping across Central Park to preserve the views of the ultra-rich

Billionaire-Building Shadows Creep Across Central Park; ‘Olmsted and Vaux Would Not Be Happy’ Posted on November 11, 2018 at 11:20 am by West Sider The New York skyline has resumed its ascent in recent years, with several ultra-luxe residential buildings climbing into the sky. Activists have tried to get the city to slow this rise, in … Continue reading Shadows are now creeping across Central Park to preserve the views of the ultra-rich

NYC is taking steps to deal with the next Sandy

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/10/25/16528152/hurricane-sandy-resiliency-efforts-nyc-timeline Here's how New York City is preparing for the next Hurricane Sandy Catching up on the city’s biggest resiliency efforts for a post-Sandy New York By Zoe Rosenberg, Ameena Walker, and Tanay Warerkar  Updated Oct 29, 2018, 1:45pm EDT SHARE Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to Liberty Island and the South Shore of Staten Island where storm waves well … Continue reading NYC is taking steps to deal with the next Sandy

Where do you go in NYC if Apple no longer supports your (not That old, but they think so) Apple product

Apple has just iPhone 5 to list of 'vintage and obsolete' products, officially ending repair support . If in NYC, that means going to Mike's Tech Shop @mikestechshop at 120 W 20th, (212) 924-6453 From personal experience, they're top drawer. (and the name they'll give you at the Genius Bar if you have something that's … Continue reading Where do you go in NYC if Apple no longer supports your (not That old, but they think so) Apple product

West Side Rag stories often hit the spot

New places to eat and a Target opening close enough not to need a cab home. Yes!! Two Local Spots Win Michelin ‘Cheap Eats’ Awards Posted on October 30, 2018 at 9:31 pm by West Sider Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too on 110th makes it all from scratch. Michelin’s “Bib Gourmand” list of the best affordable restaurants … Continue reading West Side Rag stories often hit the spot

Licensed, regulated cabs getting killed by Uber, Lyft etc. — NYC acknowledges situation

Decades ago, my then-husband drove a cab at night in Boston so I'm more familiar with most with what a hard way it is to make a living. The medallioned cabs are regulated, licensed, and deal with oversight that the new entrants don't. I'm very definitely biased but, altho I've run into a yellow driver … Continue reading Licensed, regulated cabs getting killed by Uber, Lyft etc. — NYC acknowledges situation

Item 8: what I plan to do to help #savetheplanet

This item falls into the category of "do no harm." When you do consume, consume wisely in a way that's least harmful to the planet. Sometimes that will mean choosing the energy-efficient model even if it doesn't have the bells and whistles. Other times, you need to take a minute to stop what is currently … Continue reading Item 8: what I plan to do to help #savetheplanet