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CB7 Transportation Committee considers applications

At its July 9 meeting, Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee considered applications for sidewalks cafes. Here’s the agenda: 1.    West 61st Street (Broadway-Columbus Avenue.) Request by Avalon Bay for a 70’5” by 10’ 7” loading zone onthe north side of West 61st Street to accommodate deliveries for the new Target store at …

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Dining

New business profile: Modern Bread & Bagel

Modern Bread & Bagel opened a few months ago at 472 Columbus Ave. with a mission to provide “from-scratch brunch classics with global influences.” The Herald Spoke with owner Orly Gottesman about how her bakery fits into the Upper West Side dining scene. Orly is a Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry …

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Dining

New business profile: The Tang

The Tang joins a growing number of authentic Chinese restaurants on the Upper West Side with its recent opening at 920 Amsterdam Avenue. The Herald spoke to owner Yu Li about his new restaurant. Herald: What is the concept behind your restaurant? How did it come to be? Li: “In …

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Local News

Community Board announces meeting agenda

Community Board 7 has announced its agenda for its next full board meeting July 2, 6:30 pm, 593 Columbus Avenue. Scroll down for the full agenda. Approval of minutes from previous full board meeting Chair’s Report    Roberta Semer Announcement of Election of Board Officers for 2019-2021: Joshua Cohen, Chair, Elections …

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Local News

Equinox to reopen after gas explosion

A gas explosion rocked the Equinox gym on 92nd Street and Broadway Sunday night. No one was injured in the blast. The gym is preparing to reopen. 

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Daredevil climber arrested trying to scale Upper West Side building

A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to climb the outside of Waterline Square, a high-rise building on West 61st Street. Justin Casquejo is known for his stunt Youtube videos and has been on probation for trying to climb the World Trade Center. Bail was set at $5,000 …

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Dining

Old Kefi spot gets new restaurant tenant

The former location of Greek restaurant Kefi has been rented by a Spanish-Carribean restaurant, Don Pedro’s, which is relocating from the Upper East Side. The restaurant signed a 15-year-lease for the space at 505 Columbus Avenue. 

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Community Board meeting to be held November 7

The next full Community Board 7 meeting will be held November 7, 2018 6:30 p.m. at Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Avenue.  Proposed Agenda Subject to Change 6:00 PM Pre-Meeting of the Business & Consumer Issues Committee Please see agenda at the end of this document. 6:30 PM Approval of minutes from …

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Arrest made in Upper West Side slaying

, a neighbor of the 70-year-old woman slashed to death last week, was arrested and charged with the crime. Police said she killed 70-year-old former copywriter Susan Trott, who lived in the same building. Johnston was in the midst of burglarizing Trott’s apartment when the attack occurred, police said.  

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Education

Columbia Grammar evacuated after threat

The Upper West Side private school formerly attended by President Trump’s son was evacuated Monday after a note was found warning of an upcoming shooting, police said. The message was found scrawled inside the girls’ bathroom. The school  on West 93rd Street was evacuated about 11:30 a.m. but was expected …

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