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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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Oh, What a Tangled Vine

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By Linnea Covington Walking into a wine bar can often feel a little daunting. You see a full list bursting with promise, but only a few names ring a bell. To the uneducated wine drinker, names like “rueda” and “refosco” remain mysterious grapes and blends we often skip in favor of better-known bottles, like pinot [&hellip
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After Narcotics and Murder, Top Cop Shifts to Quality of Life

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By Dan Rivoli In Christopher McCormack’s 21 years in the police department, he has spent time on the streets of Washington Heights and East Harlem. He most recently led a squad of more than 150 rookies at Patrol Borough Manhattan North, targeting high-crime spots north of 59th Street. In his native Bronx, McCormack was a [&hellip
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Feedback on Select Bus Service

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To the Editor: Re: “Bus Lane Not Yet on Candid Camera (April 15): Even if the cameras keep everybody clear of the bus lanes, there remains a major obstacle's the MTA buses themselves! On some six miles of the M15 select bus service route, both express and local buses share a single lane. That means [&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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Where Did My Prescription Go?

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By Dan Rivoli When health lifestyle emporium Thérapie New York shut down its pharmacy department last month, customers" prescriptions were sold to a Duane Reade branch a block away. Some regulars were incensed while others were merely miffed or confused. Was this a violation of privacy? An inconvenience
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Taxi Troubles At Group Stand

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By Aline Reynolds The service may be for everyone, but some Upper East Siders who use the taxi stand on East 79th Street and York Avenue say they are taking a back seat to Wall Street trips. Cabbies who serve passengers there often refuse individual riders who aren"t going to that area, residents say. During [&hellip
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