Monthly Archives: December 2015

Family Offers $5K for Info on Man Who Disappeared in Inwood Last Month

by Carolina Pichardo — Anthony Ureña, 23, was last seen on Saturday, Nov. 14, police said. UPPER WEST SIDE — The family of a college student who disappeared in Inwood last month is offering a $5,000 reward for information about his whereabouts. Anthony…

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Up in Harlem, Making Artisan Toffee Is a Family Affair

Working with family doesn’t always spark the most aspirational images: think the insanity of the Osbournes, Kardashians, Trumps (gasp), and Lohans. But when it comes to making chocolate-covered toffee for Laurie Freeman Parker, keeping business in the family is sweet.  … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Speaking Up for the Upper West Side’s Small Business Community

by Emily Frost — Linda Alexander has lived in the “community neighborhood” for nearly 40 years. UPPER WEST SIDE — Though she admits the neighborhood has “lost its edginess” and “funkiness” as a place known for cheap rents…

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Famed Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis Will Make Desserts at Mario Batali’s New Restaurant

Great news. Michael Laiskonis is widely regarded as one of the most talented pastry chefs in the industry, but since 2012, the Le Bernardin alum has worked as the Institute of Culinary Education’s creative director. Now he’s decided to finally … Continue reading

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