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BED BUG BUSTING BILL

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The stigma that bed bugs are only a problem for low-income neighborhoods is waning. And now an Upper West Side lawmaker wants to curb the spread of infestations and alleviate the costs incurred by getting rid of the tenacious pests. Treatments are costly and an extermination process can last months. “There’s a bed bug outbreak,” [&hellip
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AFTER LANDMARKING, A PLAN

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After intense, opposing lobbying from preservationists and the leader of West Park Presbyterian Church, the City Council officially designated the church a landmark May 12. Now, Rev. Robert Brashear and Council Member Gale Brewer are working to develop a proposal to raise enough cash to fix the crumbling exterior and allow church services to move [&hellip
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HELICOPTER RULES DISAPPOINT

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When the city’s Economic Development Corporation announced new regulations for sight-seeing helicopter tours, president Seth Pinsky said the rules balance “both quality of life needs and our important tourist industry.” Short tour flights that last several minutes have been eliminated and there is a ban on sightseeing helicopter tours over Central Park. But while the [&hellip
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Not Quite Right

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By Armond White “Hello, Denzel!” Queen Latifah exclaims when she encounters her blind date in Just Wright. Her reference to Denzel Washington affirms his star-status and a generally-accepted standard of male glamour. It also recalls Barbra Streisand’s opening line in Funny Girl when she looked into a mirror and sarcastically addressed herself, “Hello, gorgeous.” Queen [&hellip
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Catering to Carnivores —in the Concourse

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Juicy… smoky… tender… salty… savory… satisfying, but ultimately indescribable. The best steak I ever tasted was in a “little spike” sandwich in Tri Tip Grill’s “Modest Meal” ($5.99), which includes a plain white roll stuffed with 2-and-a-half- to 3-ounces of steak, your choice of salad or sides and a small soda or spring water. My [&hellip
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