School Gets Approval

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Despite reservations from some residents, Community Board 7 voted in favor of Columbia Grammar & Prep’s expansion at the Jan. 5 full board meeting. Following several revisions and meetings with community members, Board 7’s Park’s & Preservation Committee issued a resolution describing the one-story extension as “relatively minimally intrusive to the character of the donut”—the [&hellip
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SO LONG, YOLATO

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Frozen dessert purveyor Yolato finally closed its 2286 Broadway location, between West 82nd and 83rd streets, after struggling to stay open when sales dropped 10 percent. “It was a strategic decision to close it,” said Katherine Chung, spokesperson for Yolato. “It has not been able to support itself year round. We kept it open as [&hellip
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Apartment Burglarized

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A 25-year-old woman’s apartment was broken into New Year’s Day at 4 p.m. The victim told police that she locked her door when she left her apartment, on West 71st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. Police said that upon returning, she found the door ajar and saw signs of forced entry. A laptop was [&hellip
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If at First You Don’t Succeed

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After an unsuccessful break-in attempt, a burglar had better luck next door. Police said that on the morning of Jan. 4, a burglar tried to break into a 36-year-old woman’s apartment, on West 71st Street and Columbus Avenue. Upon returning home, the woman saw signs that a drill and pry bar had been used in [&hellip
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What’s Cooking

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A post-holiday hunger pang? I’d just licked off the last Panettone crumb, finished all remnants of the Alaskan wild-caught smoked salmon and given away the dark (fair trade, of course) chocolate terrine. Really, I was ready to re-join Weight Watchers and swear off lardo. But as I contemplated the headlines, the “For Rent” signs all [&hellip
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