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Future Shock

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Real estate trends are bucking the old traditions A few weeks ago, two five room apartments around 86th Street in Manhattan hit the market. One, a three bedroom in mint condition, sits on a low floor in a pleasant prewar building on West End Avenue. It has good light and approximately 1550 square feet. The [&hellip
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Ask Margaret

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Q:What are non-smokers rights? I have just moved into a rental building, two year lease unfortunately. I have COPD from second hand smoke; never had a cigarette in my mouth. I, and my daughter, smelled smoke in the apartment the day I moved in. I would like to break my lease, but I fear that [&hellip
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The Bard Meets Bart

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Classic stagings of classics and TV Shakespeare’s plays have lasted over 400 years–and it’s not only because directors love to dress them up in vintage or contemporary clothing to show their current relevance. And if Shakespeare isn’t the world’s greatest playwright, he’s pretty damn good by any standards–so good that most of his major characters [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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Q: Does volunteering really make you happier? Jeff, student A: This is a timely question as the holiday season is in full swing. Most likely in the next couple of weeks you’ll be reflecting on all of the people that have come in and out of your life and left indelible markers of impact. And [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, December 6 Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in Conversation with Lynn Hirschberg Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 91st Sreet. 8 p.m. $96 Will Ferrell (star/co-writer) and Adam McKay (co-writer/director) of the upcoming film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will talk with journalist Lynn Hirschberg as Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s top-rated newsman, prepares to [&hellip
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East side building honors its long-time doorman

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Residents of 635 Park Ave. went all out for their doorman of 50 years. The 13-story building, at 66th Street, threw a champagne reception earlier this month for doorman Vincent Perez, who was there with his family, residents of the building, and supers from neighoring buildings. Shareholders presented Perez, who has been at the same [&hellip
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To The Editor

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I think you’re doing a very good job. The paper has become more interesting “of late.” I used to just read Bette Dewing’s column and throw the paper away. But for the last couple of months, there have been stories of interest and I find myself reading everything — even the ads. So, that is [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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Out for a Stroller A tourist’s baby stroller – but thankfully not the baby – was stolen on Lexington Avenue. At 5 PM on Tuesday, November 19, a 66-year-old woman from Montserrat, Mexico left her wallet in a baby stroller outside a coffee shop on Lexington Avenue. When she returned five minutes later, the stroller [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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Q: I’m really interested in the things that impact decision-making processes in groups. What are some factors that contribute to how people make decisions? – Jeannette, NYC A: Though New York City is a haven for the independent-minded, we are often tasked with making decisions in group settings, whether it’s at home, work, school, or [&hellip
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