Let’s Hear It for New York

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“I traveled 3,000 miles for these pumpkin waffles,” said native San Franciscan and former New Yorker Cecile Lozano, who, with knife and fork in hand, proceeded to dig into her breakfast at Sarabeth’s on Madison Avenue. There have been times when I haven’t wanted to venture into another neighborhood to try “the great new restaurant” [&hellip
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Construction in ‘Vacant’ Building

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Among the brownstones and high rises on West 103rd Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, there is one building that appears to be abandoned. Scaffolding hugs the façade, permits from the Department of Buildings plaster the glass front door and windows are covered in plastic. But there are actually six tenants living at [&hellip
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H+H OWNER INDICTED

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Helmer Toro, owner of the legendary H+H Bagels, was indicted and charged with tax fraud Nov. 18. Outgoing Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said the bagel magnate stole withholding taxes—taxes taken out of employees’ paychecks—and evaded unemployment insurance tax. The tax charges are in connection with H+H Bagels’ retail store at 2239 Broadway and West [&hellip
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HOMELESS HOUSING GROWS

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Urban Pathways, the homeless services nonprofit, plans to expand its Upper West Side homeless housing location. The nonprofit wants to renovate the Cluster House, at 904 Amsterdam Ave. and West 104th Street, into 52 studio apartments. The Cluster House, celebrating its 20th anniversary next month, is a 48-unit single room occupancy building that specializes in [&hellip
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BAKE SALE ALTERNATIVE

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The city’s recent ban on public school bake sales has forced students to come up with creative new streams of revenue. At the Computer School, on West 77th Street, students are working with Eco Africa Social Ventures to sell handmade Zimbabwean crafts to raise money for extracurricular activities. Eco Africa Social Ventures is a nonprofit [&hellip
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Man Accused of Assaulting Girlfriend

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A man was arrested Nov. 7 for striking his girlfriend with a wine glass at 3:15 a.m. Police said the couple was drinking during a celebration in their apartment, on West 72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, when the two starting arguing. G. Jankevicius is accused of hitting his 35-year-old girlfriend with [&hellip
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