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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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Out & About

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Friday, November 29th Metropolitan Museum Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche Metropolitan Museum of Art,1000 Fifth Avenue 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene—embellished with [&hellip
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Parents and Camps Foster Children’s Self-Reliance

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A camp director explains how camp can teach kids how to think and act independently Camp is a stepping-stone to self-reliance. It is one community in which children can learn to navigate on their own without well-intentioned parental course-plotting to avert choppy waters. As a parent, I confess to the compelling desire to negotiate smooth [&hellip
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Out & About

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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, 86th & Lexington Ave 7 p.m. Free Just before bedtime, come to the children’s department for an evening story time as we read The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition. Fridays at Noon: Benjamin Kimitch – Compelling Simplicity Lexington [&hellip
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De Blasio Debates Move to Upper East Side

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio draws much of his populist identity from his Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope, a bastion of outer-borough liberalism where the tree-lined streets and charming brownstones are a far cry from Manhattan’s steel-and-glass canyons. Now de Blasio faces a crucial early decision in his transition, one fraught with political symbolism: Should he [&hellip
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New Yorkers Hit Composting High

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New York’s composting effort last week hit a milesone: 2 million pounds of food scraps dropped by off residents at Greenmarkets throughout the city. At the drop-off centers, the public can deposit the week’s food waste, such as apple cores and coffee grounds, into collection tubs. The scraps are then transported by GrowNYC or the [&hellip
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