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Crime Watch

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Beauty and a Beast A beauty salon was burglarized. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, employees at a beauty salon on West 83rd Street realized that someone had broken into the establishment overnight and taken $120. Tool Fox Someone stole tools from a construction site. At 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10, workers at [&hellip
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In Brief

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Girl Scout Cookies Pop Up – But Without Gluten-Free Option New Yorkers, rejoice. It’s Girl Scout cookie season, but those without knocks on their apartment doors from neighborhood Scouts needn’t despair. On March 18, a pop-up Girl Scout cookie shop opened at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York office (43 W. 23rd St.). But [&hellip
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The Pet Painter

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Through her paintings, artist Harriet Sobie Goldstein re-imagines human and animal relationships By Gabrielle Alfiero Artist Harriet Sobie Goldstein has a knack for painting dogs. She’s fond of floppy ears and wrinkled, wide-eyed pugs. She’s just not sure she actually wants to own a dog. “My mother always had parakeets,” Goldstein, 70, said with a [&hellip
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Picking Up Speed for Bike Share

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Jeff Guida has launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop a product that makes Citi Bikes easier to operate Citi Bike pedaled its way into New York last spring with great success, racking up 96,000 annual memberships and thousands of rides since its 2013 debut. Even with its overall approval ratings high, however, the Citi Bikes [&hellip
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The Sex Shop Goes Upscale

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The Pleasure Chest has opened a new outpost on Second Avenue, offering bedroom accessories in a posh location It sits on Second Avenue, between 60th and 61st streets, called out by discreet signage on a wooden block. At first glance, it looks like a hip new restaurant on a very traditional block of the Upper [&hellip
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Letters To The Editor

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To the editor: Many thanks for your annual New Years’ edition and look ahead to 2014. I would like to share a few thoughts from the perspective of the faith community. First, look for a follow-up to the work begun last fall when many of us came together to form the Upper Westside Congregations for [&hellip
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Building Shelters for City Cats

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Architects for Animals is hosting a design competition to find and create shelters for feral cats, who need protection from icy temperatures With temperatures dipping to record lows this week, most people will be keeping themselves – and their beloved pets – warm and safe indoors. But the city is home to a large, roving [&hellip
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Preserving the Beats in the Village

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A landmark designation in the Village has preserved many iconic buildings of the 50s and 60s The Village’s bragging rights as the ancestral home of the Beats and folk music in America is getting an official stamp of approval. A recent decision by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee designates the South Village portion of Greenwich Village [&hellip
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Going Dutch

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“Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals,” a jewel of an exhibition, represents the collaboration of two gems of institutions: the Frick and the Mauritshuis, both of which showcase small but world-class collections in stately mansions. While the Mauritshuis undergoes a renovation and expansion of its home in The Hague, it has loaned a selection of seventeenth-century Dutch [&hellip
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Upper East Sider Named Volunteer of the Year

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Carolyn Breidenbach is recognized for helping students at P.S. 198 Carolyn Breidenbach, 84, has been named Great School Volunteer of the Year 2013 by Learning Leaders, a non-profit organization that helps NYC public school students succeed early on in their academic careers. “To teach one child, one thing a day, makes me feel like I’ve [&hellip
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