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Betony Makes New York Magazine’s Best of New York List Upper West Side New York Magazine’s 30th-annual Best of New York list hit newsstands this week, and U.W.S. restaurant Betony (41 W. 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) made the cut, thanks to its foie gras. It’s not the actual foie gras that landed [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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U.E.S. Building Allowed to Deteriorate, According to Tenants In October 2010, Stahl Real Estate filed a hardship application with the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission, claiming that its building between East 64th Street and East 65th Street was unable to turn a profit and requesting permission to demolish and rebuild. Now, tenants are claiming that the [&hellip
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Strength on the U.E.S.

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Currently the real estate market is very active in all areas of the Upper East Side. There is a shortage of inventory across all apartment sizes and price ranges. The classic apartments along Fifth and Park Avenue continue to attract well-heeled buyers. Foreigners have confidence in our city and many want to own on the [&hellip
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Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Public Offers Opinion on Bogardus Garden and Plaza Redesign About a dozen residents and busies owners recently gathered to offer their opinions on the redesign on Tribeca’s Bogardus Garden and Plaza. The public citizens spoke to a collection of city design officials and landscape architects. Last year, Friends of Bogardus Garden received a $2 million [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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China Institute Moving Downtown Despite occupying its current location for 70 years, the China Institute has put their Upper East Side mansion on the market for $32 million. The move will take the China Institute to a commercial condominium in the Financial District, which is cheaper and offers four times the space for galleries, multi-media [&hellip
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East Side Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 14 Aphra Behn’s Sir Patient Fancy Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street 8 p.m., $18 The Queen’s Company, NYC’s acclaimed all-female classical theater company, will be presenting a rare production of Aphra Behn’s Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen’s Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson (Lucille Lortel Award winner) and featuring the company’s signature [&hellip
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Why Adoption?

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Pets Adopting a cat or dog from a shelter offers benefits, not only for the four-legged It is nearly impossible these days to go out for a drive and avoid seeing the stickers and magnets on cars that say “adopt a pet”, or “I love my shelter dog or cat.” Although it may seem obvious [&hellip
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