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  • A successful year (in my opinion)
    Columns\Op-Ed

    A successful year (in my opinion)

    BY MELITTA ANDERMAN

    I started writing for “Our Town” on a whim. I moved to Yorkville after literally being in the neighborhood for years, as a tourist eating in restaurants I loved, buying tasty edibles that my palate remembered from my Austrian childhood and just strolling through side streets among the...

  • Bucked by the system

    Bucked by the system

    east side observer

    BY ARLENE KAYATT

    Deerly departed — poor buck. He stopped here. Got caught in the headlights between NYC and Albany. Pretty...

    • Dec 27, 2016 04:03 pm
  • spreading light, and cheer

    spreading light, and cheer

    BY BETTE DEWING

    More than ever we talk about “bringing people together,” and we need to hear more, infinitely more, about one city Yuletide...

    • Dec 20, 2016 04:21 pm
  • Wheeling and dealing

    Wheeling and dealing

    east side observer

    BY ARLENE KAYATT

    Right of way — 86th and Lex bus stop. Narrow sidewalk. Driver lowering ramp for wheelchair to get on. As...

    • Dec 14, 2016 02:56 pm
  • Allez Elan!

    Allez Elan!

    graying new york

    BY MARCIA EPSTEIN

    A friend’s husband died last week and I went, in the pouring rain, to the memorial. So did about 300 other...

    • Dec 12, 2016 05:38 pm
  • Dim the lights!

    Dim the lights!

    BY BETTE DEWING

    “Making a list and checking it twice,” but what jumps to the top of this column’s list is when I read about the...

    • Dec 7, 2016 04:02 pm
  • We almost missed the plane

    We almost missed the plane

    By Melitta Anderman

    I dedicate this piece to our neighborhood CityMD Urgent Care facility.

    Planning a trip has its ups and downs. For us, seasoned...

    • Dec 6, 2016 04:01 pm
  • Ode to the Upper West Side

    Ode to the Upper West Side

    GRAYING NEW YORK

    BY MARCIA EPSTEIN

    Over the past several weeks, John and I have taken rides into the countryside to enjoy the foliage and visit various...

    • Dec 1, 2016 10:41 am
  • Redrawing the view

    Redrawing the view

    East Side Observer

    by ARLENE KAYATT

    Calling Saul Steinberg — The New Yorker cover of March 29, 1976 needs some updating in a post-Trump America. Its...

    • Nov 30, 2016 12:45 pm