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Getting Kids To Camp

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Growing up, Richard Wasserman remembers spending his summer vacation at his local Y summer camp. He was born and raised on the Upper West Side; he now works as a diamond dealer and jewelry designer on East 47th street. His show room is located in the heart of the diamond district, and he has been [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 Whitney Biennial 2014 Review Panel National Academy Museum, 1083 5th Avenue 6:30 – 8 p.m., Free Art critics join together in a provocative and unpredictable debate on exhibitions currently on view in New York. This free talk invites panelists Colleen Asper, Donald Kuspit, and Joseph Wolin to join the conversation with moderator David [&hellip
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Spring Protection for Cats and Dogs

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Pets The warm weather means it’s time to check up on your pets’ well being and safety As we say goodbye to the chills and snow and hello to the sun, be aware of seasonal hazards that can threaten your pets. Experts at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and [&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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Warby Parker Moves to U.E.S. Trendy eye-wear company Warby Parker is moving into Lascoff Drugs’ old store front on East 82nd Street. Lascoff Drugs, which occupied the store front for over a century and was the first licensed pharmacy in the state of New York, shuttered in July 2012. “Over the course of our leasing [&hellip
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Making Preservation a Priority

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The mayor should appoint a strong, independent thinker to Landmarks Commission By Tara Kelly, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Upper East Side Our neighborhood lays claim to institutions of global renown, spanning decades of cultural investment from the Metropolitan Museum to the Guggenheim on Museum Mile. The most-visited scenic landmark in the [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 28 Artist Series Concert: Laura Kay Turtle Bay Music School, 244 E. 52nd St. 7 p.m., Free Turtle Bay Music School presents a concert by faculty member Laura Kay, soprano, with Isabel Fairbanks, cello, and Zach Mo, piano. The program highlights controversial and misrepresented women throughout history in honor of Women’s History Month. 212-753-8811; [&hellip
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Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

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   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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In Brief

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Restaurant fines cut by 25 percent The city’s Deptartment of Health said it’s reducing the cost of restaurant health-code violations by 25 percent. The fines are now at the same level they were before the DOH began using a grading system to rate the city’s restaurants, but will come with more frequent inspections. Restaurant owners [&hellip
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