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EQUITY RESIDENTIAL TO CHANGE NAME OF ‘TRUMP PLACE’ BUILDINGS

West Side Rag - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 14:33
Residents of 140, 160 and 180 Riverside Boulevard got an email on Tuesday from Equity Residential, the landlord at the Trump Place buildings, saying the
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CVS STORE PULLS ALL OF ITS FOOD AFTER INSPECTION FOUND ‘CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES’

West Side Rag - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:05
The CVS on West End Avenue and 70th Street pulled all the food off of its shelves after state inspectors found "critical deficiencies" at the store.
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WHY JOHN FRENCH LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

West Side Rag - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 21:57
You’d be hard pressed to find a more passionate Upper West Sider than John French. He’s the founding member of Twisted Sister, where's he's known as
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: SUN-CHAN FANS POST MESSAGES BEGGING FOR RESTAURANT TO RETURN

UWS Openings and Closings - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 20:57
Upper West Siders are looking for some good vibes, and some think the answer could be a warm and comforting bowl of ramen.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: SUN-CHAN FANS POST MESSAGES BEGGING FOR RESTAURANT TO RETURN

West Side Rag - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 20:57
Upper West Siders are looking for some good vibes, and some think the answer could be a warm and comforting bowl of ramen.
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TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING; UWS ACCOUNTING FIRM WANTS TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR TAXES

West Side Rag - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 18:32
SPONSORED: Ganer + Ganer CPAs, PLLC loves the Upper West Side almost as much as you do. Having been a fixture in the best neighborhood in NYC for over 40 years, we
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MORNING BULLETIN: CENTRAL PARK RUNNERS UNITE, LOCAL FIREFIGHTER’S HEROIC ACT

West Side Rag - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:24
November 14, 2016 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 62 degrees.
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COMMUNITY BOARD REJECTS BUILDING ADDITION ON 95TH STREET

West Side Rag - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 12:10
A proposal to build a rear-yard addition to the building at 44 West 95th Street was rejected by Community Board 7 earlier this month, but
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West Side Community Garden’s 2016 Tulip Planting!

The West Side Community Garden - Sat, 11/05/2016 - 07:24
The West Side Community Garden’s Annual Tulip Planting is 10 am- 4:30 pm, Saturday November 12th and Sunday Sunday November 13th . Hot drinks and a turkey lunch will be provided for volunteers. Come for an hour or come for the day, bring along your friends – everyone is welcome. Gloves and trowels  provided. The… Continue reading →
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How To Become A Great Cook In No Time!

Creative Delites - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:57

How many times have you dreaded going into the kitchen to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner? You might need a new perspective. Cooking can be enjoyable and relaxing if you try to see it in another way. Here are a few cooking tips that are sure to get your taste buds tingling and entice your inner chef to come out. With TV cooking shows, more and more people want to learn the art of good cooking.

If you have already cooked before for someone that you know and love, try to shake things up a bit and add some new spices to the recipes. Changing things up can keep things fresh and make your cooking very spontaneous. This will improve your ability and skills in the kitchen.

Cook your chicken over other ingredients. If you are making a chicken dish that includes an ingredient like onions, cook the chicken over them. Oil the pan and cut the onion into slices. Put them in the pan and place the chicken over them. The juices from the chicken will soak into the onion.

Make sure that when you are making your pasta, not to use oil in the water upon cooking. This will reduce the risk that the pasta will stick to the sauce, which can ruin the quality of your meal. Avoid oil in water when you are cooking pasta for maximum results.

One of the things that you should spend a lot of money on, is your kitchen utensils, pots and pans, and other equipment. These are extremely valuable investments as they will serve as the foundation for all of your cooking. You will want to extend the life of these tools as long as possible. Cooking is so much easier if you are using high quality utensils and equipment.

Cook your rice in vegetable or chicken stock instead of using water. Choosing a stock will add both extra taste and valuable nutrients. The cooking process and time are the same as with water, so you won’t be adding any extra work by trying this method.

Use a collapsible steamer basket to make the best steamed vegetables. These devices are available widely and cheaply. They can slip into almost any pot you already have and can be used for almost any vegetable you would like to enjoy. Be sure to watch your cook time to avoid getting mushy vegetables.

Make sure that if you are planning a party with friends and family, to have each course planned out in advance. You should have an appetizer course, salad course, main dish and dessert. Breaking your meal into courses will give people a chance to digest and appreciate what you have cooked for them.

Basic seasoning of the food you prepare goes a long way in proving your skills in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to taste your food as you work and adjust seasonings accordingly. Typically, some of the most expensive cuts of meat, as well as many many varieties of seafood, are rather dull without some help. Your guests will appreciate a well-seasoned dish that they don’t need to shake salt on until their arms goes numb or twist the pepper mill over for an hour to make palatable.

Try to cook when you have a clear head so that you can maximize the quality of your food. If you are currently having emotional problems, do not put yourself in a dangerous situation where you can get hurt. Always have a clear conscience when you are planning to cook a meal.

Beans stored for a longer period of time need to be checked for insect damage or mold. Instead of visually looking at each bean put them in a bowl of cold water. Use only the ones sinking to the bottom as those floating are either suffer from insect damage or mold.

If you have a lot of pets around the house, they should not be with you in the kitchen, if the stove is near the ground. This can present a safety hazard because you want to reduce any risk of your animals getting hurt. Keep all animals and small children away from hot ovens.

Try incorporating a few of these tips into your meals. When you finally make and taste your meals you can learn that your cooking isn’t all that bad. Actually, you might like it enough to make a hobby out of it, and find yourself making all sorts of new dishes. Try cooking right now!  The video below will help motivate you even more:

 

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Ryan Community Health Network Opens Second Harlem Location

Morningside News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:27

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On September 20th, elected officials, community representatives, and government officials joined the  The William F. Ryan Community Health Network to formally open the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Community Health Center, at 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Funded in part by a grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Community Health Center Expansion Program, as well as through the HIIP (Health Infrastructure Investment Program) from the federal Health and Human Services’ HRSA division, the Center offers high-quality primary healthcare and support services to medically under-served members of the Harlem community and beyond.

“This is a momentous occasion, not just for Ryan’s staff and leadership, but for the communities we have pledged to serve,” said Brian McIndoe, MPA, President and CEO of the Ryan Network. “Our guiding principle has always been that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Health Center will allow us to better carry out that mission.”

Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were longtime Congresman Charles B. Rangel; Shahriar Khan, Director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Community Health Center Expansion Program; Noel Manyindo, M.D., Assistant Commissioner for the Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; New York State Senator Bill Perkins; New York State Assembly Member Keith Wright; New York City Council Member Inez Dickens; Brian McIndoe, President and CEO of the William F. Ryan Community Health Network; and E. Ronald Guy, Board Chair for the William F. Ryan Community Health Center.

“Every New Yorker deserves high-quality healthcare access in the neighborhood they call home,” said NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer. “The New York City Economic Development Corporation is proud to support this goal through our Community Health Center Expansion Program, which provides much-needed funding for accessible healthcare options in communities most in need of these critical services. The new Ryan / Frederick Douglass Community Health Center will serve thousands of Harlem residents– regardless of their ability to pay – ensuring better health outcomes and better quality of life.”

The Ryan/Frederick Douglass Health Center joins the Ryan/Adair Community Health Center as the Network’s two locations in Harlem. Other Ryan locations serve the Upper West Side, the Lower East Side, and Midtown Manhattan.

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Ryan Community Health Network Opens Second Harlem Location

Morningside News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:21

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On September 20th, elected officials, community representatives, and government officials joined the  The William F. Ryan Community Health Network to formally open the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Community Health Center, at 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the heart of Harlem. The Center, funded in part by a grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Community Health Center Expansion Program, as well as through the HIIP (Health Infrastructure Investment Program) from the federal Health and Human Services’ HRSA division, offers high-quality primary healthcare and support services to medically under-served members of the Harlem community and beyond.

“This is a momentous occasion, not just for Ryan’s staff and leadership, but for the communities we have pledged to serve,” said Brian McIndoe, MPA, President and CEO of the Ryan Network. “Our guiding principle has always been that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Health Center will allow us to better carry out that mission.”

Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were longtime Congresman Charles B. Rangel; Shahriar Khan, Director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Community Health Center Expansion Program; Noel Manyindo, M.D., Assistant Commissioner for the Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; New York State Senator Bill Perkins; New York State Assembly Member Keith Wright; New York City Council Member Inez Dickens; Brian McIndoe, President and CEO of the William F. Ryan Community Health Network; and E. Ronald Guy, Board Chair for the William F. Ryan Community Health Center.

“Every New Yorker deserves high-quality healthcare access in the neighborhood they call home,” said NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer. “The New York City Economic Development Corporation is proud to support this goal through our Community Health Center Expansion Program, which provides much-needed funding for accessible healthcare options in communities most in need of these critical services. The new Ryan / Frederick Douglass Community Health Center will serve thousands of Harlem residents– regardless of their ability to pay – ensuring better health outcomes and better quality of life.”

The Ryan/Frederick Douglass Health Center joins the Ryan/Adair Community Health Center as the Network’s two locations in Harlem. Other Ryan locations serve the Upper West Side, the Lower East Side, and Midtown Manhattan.

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