My medical office is in Vista on 5th, a non-profit, community-run, Medicaid-supported assisted living facility off 108th Street and Fifth Avenue, right across from Central Park. I’ve noticed over the years that many of the older adults who come to the facility from lower Manhattan, especially Little Italy, SoHo, and Greenwich Village, come for one unexpected reason.Read More
Month: November 2023
With the leadership of West Village-Chelsea-Hells Kitchen, City Council Member Erik Bottcher passed a new law that requires the city to form an Urban Forest Master Plan to protect and expand the city’s canopy.Read More
I see the inhumanity of slaughter, and can be guided only by the humanity of grief. Borders and backgrounds do not determine or define humanity, and grief looks the same across them all. I have been to vigils, memorials, synagogues and mosques across our city in the last several weeks, and pain looks the same. Death looks the same.Read More
Nov, 2023 | Nature
Fall and spring migration is a time when birds can get so close you can nearly touch them. After a long night flying, possibly hundreds of miles, like this morning, they’re hungry. Hungry and they’re less wary of all the dangers around them. This includes ignoring the threat of that tree stump of a person rooted in the middle of the lawn festooned with binoculars and a camera.Read More
Nov, 2023 | Arts
Ghost Stories Meet Modern Music at the Village Trip By Lionelle Hamanaka Spooky ghost stories...Read More
Nov, 2023 | Culture
Well, it’s that time of the year. We are now getting serious about the holiday season. The pressure of looking good in swim wear is in the rearview mirror. Yes, with cold weather one tends to be wrapped up in winter attireRead More
“A Palestinian boy was killed in Illinois,” shared Abed. This sequence of foreign-to-domestic murder was a familiar one. Being American, like six-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume was, does not protect us from the stigma of being Palestinian or Arab, Muslim and from the “Middle East.Read More
The sign says “Welcome,” and the new plaza is a welcoming sight. The new plaza is the left-over street space in front of a TF Cornerstone building at Gansevoort and West Street (10th Avenue) where meatpacking trucks used to dock and unload their wares.Read More
The city has not created enough housing for New Yorkers, Mayor Eric Adams says and he is now calling for a complete overhaul of the city’s housing regulations to create more affordable housing that will build 100,000 units over the next 15 years.Read More
Former DSM Design Group architect Warren L Schiffman, 86, of Oyster Bay NY said he did not play an active role in designing an under-construction hotel at 450 11th Avenue. Yet, Schiffman’s seal of approval appears on the construction documents of Marx Development Group’s (MDG) 51-story hotel in Hudson Yards.Read More
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- Astro-Zodial DECEMBER 2023 Sagittarius/CapricornPeering into the festive Hudson-crystal ball shows a conglomeration of fire and earth as we approach year’s end.
Village Pet Pages
- Holiday Health TipsAs a medical team we want to share some ways to for people and pets to enjoy the holidays and prevent some hazards.
Joy in the Moment
- Expect Nothing! You won’t be let down.Have you ever looked forward to an occasion, be it time with someone, a trip, a gift, a holiday…you name it? Then, when it didn’t work out as expected, or better said, as you expected, then you felt let down?