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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Crime Watch

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Female Felony A woman made an unauthorized withdrawal from another woman’s bank account. At 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, a 70-year-old woman living on the Upper East Side was notified by her bank that an unknown woman had withdrawn $8,800 from her bank account using the account holder’s photo ID. The victim said she [&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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Going for the Classic Bagel

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

A Barney Greengrass alum teams up for a new bagel store downtown Bari Musacchio, the former general manager of the family-style Italian spot Rubirosa on Mulberry Street, has lived in Nolita since 2002, and for the past dozen years she’s struggled to find a decent breakfast in the neighborhood. “I grew up on Long Island [&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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Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

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Teen Life There’s one more crucial step for teens with their sights set on top colleges It’s college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that [&hellip
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Comedy is a Two-Way Street in New York City

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

Comedian Billy Eichner on Hell’s Kitchen, Parks and Recreation, and his Emmy nod The streets of New York are funnier with Billy Eichner on them. The Queens native employs a unique brand of comedy on his game show, “Billy on the Street,” in its third season on Fuse. Microphone in hand, the energetic comedian yells [&hellip
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