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Orange Stands for Lox

Orange Stands for Lox

By Claudie Benjamin Have you spotted the new Zabar’s disposable coffee cup? Look around on any street of the UWS and you’ll likely see someone carrying their cup of hot brew. The thing that actually makes you want to have your own is not only the enticing aroma but...

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A Pink Hammer

A Pink Hammer

By Claudie Benjamin   “If you come in asking for a pink hammer, it’s likely that two more people will come in asking for pink hammers,” says BasicsPlus Store Manager Rafael Villar. He explains the hardware store’s commitment to flexibility and to being in sync...

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Safeguarding Cash, Gold, Jewels and More

Safeguarding Cash, Gold, Jewels and More

By Claudie Benjamin Richard Krasilovsky, the owner of Empire Safe Company, Inc., earned a Master's Degree from Antioch New England graduate center in Keene, NH, (1975-1977) focusing on environmental sciences with an emphasis on education. Rather than continuing his...

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Yes, Please: A Slice of Pear Tart

Yes, Please: A Slice of Pear Tart

By Claudie Benjamin You certainly know Citarella as a purveyor of high-quality fish and fine meats. But, have you tried the pastries? You must! Sweet connections are the domain of Citarella’s Corporate Chef Carolina Perego. Her first professional love was creating...

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Artifacts

Artifacts

By Claudie Benjamin It may seem unusual for an apartment house lobby to use and display artifacts of its past. But then the Ansonia is no ordinary building. Demetrios Mitsopoulos has been the Concierge at the Ansonia for 21 years. He arrived at the historic building a...

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63rd Street Kids

63rd Street Kids

By Claudie Benjamin Everybody knows the Charleston rhythm. Most have some idea about the look of the dance. [1] The Charleston has been filmed in at least a half dozen films and captured in hundreds of photos including an iconic image of Josephine Baker performing the...

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The Runners-Up

The Runners-Up

  By Claudie Benjamin Henry Hering, Anton Schaaf, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Furio Piccirilli —who were they? Mostly unknown today, these four sculptors, were well-known at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. All put themselves forward and...

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