Where Did My Prescription Go?

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By Dan Rivoli When health lifestyle emporium Thérapie New York shut down its pharmacy department last month, customers’ prescriptions were sold to a Duane Reade branch a block away. Some regulars were incensed while others were merely miffed or confused. Was this a violation of privacy? An inconvenience? According to state regulations, the transfer was [&hellip
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Getting Candid With Daphne Merkin

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By Charlotte Eichna Despite a reported habit of running behind schedule, Daphne Merkin materialized in the doorway of the writing center at Marymount Manhattan College, on East 71st Street, only a few minutes late for a morning interview. After a cup of coffee, the renowned memoirist was ready to delve into the details of her [&hellip
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Coming to Columbus Avenue: Protected Bike Lane

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By Dan Rivoli Installation of a protected bicycle lane for Columbus Avenue is likely to start this summer and be completed in a matter of weeks. All together, the project may take as little as two months to finish. Bicycling advocates have been pushing for Upper West Side bike lanes that are completely protected from [&hellip
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Food for Thought

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Amidst culinary celebration, a push to improve students’ eating habits By Samuel Chamberlain Now in its third year, the “New Taste of the Upper West Side” festival has grown, adding several events to its weekend-long celebration of the neighborhood’s burgeoning culinary scene. Foodies can get started early Friday morning with a panel discussion about healthy [&hellip
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Upper West Side’s Own Gets Supreme Court Nod

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By Dan Rivoli President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, would be the fourth female justice, serving alongside two other women from New York City. But Kagan would be the only sitting justice from Manhattan—the Upper West Side, to be exact. While the Brooklyn-bred Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught at Columbia Law School [&hellip
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