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HELMUT LANG Moves Into Former Theory Space on Columbus Ave

In time for Fashion’s Night Out, HELMUT LANG has moved into the space formerly occupied by Theory, which moved down a block to the corner of 69th street and Columbus Avenue. HELMUT LANG — Columbus Avenue between 70th and 71st … Continue reading

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Fashion’s Night Out at Magnolia Bakery Upper West Side

My five blocks is bustling as Fashion’s Night Out approaches tonight. In case you’re hungry along the shopping route or just want a fun (short-term) memento, stop by Magnolia Bakery for specially decorated cupcakes showcasing shoes, bags, dresses and hats. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mini Cupcake at Magnolia Bakery

Mini cupcakes are my favorite size cupcake at Magnolia Bakery…just the perfect amount; however, they are only available via special order. You can order them with chocolate or vanilla buttercream in your choice of Magnolia’s own pastel colors and hand … Continue reading

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Magnolia Bakery’s New Peanut Butter Cupcake

Peanut Butter seems to be the rage around my five blocks in September…must be in honor of Back-to-School season. As an example, Magnolia Bakery has designated September Peanut Butter Month. In addition to its traditional Peanut Butter Ice Box Pie, … Continue reading

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Post-Irene Local Stores Begin to Open on Upper West Side

As evidenced by the crowded streets right now, New Yorkers in my five blocks of the Upper West Side were eager to get back outside. Although many restaurants and stores are still closed, several have opened already and more are … Continue reading

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Bed, Bath and Beyond Store Near Lincoln Center: Doormen Greet Customers With A Smile

Among the many retail stores overcrowded with New Yorker’s preparing for Hurricane Irene was Bed, Bath and Beyond on Broadway between 64th and 65th st in my five blocks. It’s easy to walk by this store and mistake it for … Continue reading

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Pinkberry Adds Peanut Butter As New Seasonal Frozen Yogurt Flavor

Pinkberry recently launched Peanut Butter as the new seasonal flavor. It is being promoted as PB+J with a recommendation to order it topped with organic strawberry jam and toasted breadcrumbs. I tried it without toppings and thought it was delicious … Continue reading

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