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Celebrate Easter with Magnolia Bakery’s Colorful Easter-Themed Cupcakes!

Once again Magnolia Bakery in my five blocks ´╗┐outshines the competition with creative and fun Easter-themed cupcakes. Each is unique and decorated with colorful sprinkles, eggs, bunnies and more. Don’t miss out on making them part of your Easter celebration. … Continue reading

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NEW Vive la Crepe! Opens on Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side

Vive la Crepe! has opened its fourth location in a tiny space between 68th and 69th streets on Columbus Ave. It’s a quaint setting with a few high stools and tables inside and a some tables outside as well — … Continue reading

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Steve Guttenberg: Not just another handsome, talented actor….a friendly, neighborhood guy and the “mayor” of my five blocks.

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Steve Guttenberg, since we live in the same building on the upper west side. You may know the actor from among other things the “Three Men and a Baby” movie franchise, … Continue reading

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Time Warner Center Spruced for the Holidays

The Time Warner Center is dressed and ready for the holidays! Glass snowflakes that change colors hang from the ceiling, the trees outside are lined with lights and the stores are filled with holiday-themed windows. The whole atmosphere is very … Continue reading

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Magnolia Bakery Features Specialty Cupcakes with Meringue Icing

Magnolia Bakery is featuring several specialty cupcakes, all with meringue in the icing. The first is the Flourless Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Meringue Buttercream frosting. What a unique and delicious combination. You can see the actual vanilla beans in … Continue reading

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Gracious Home on the Upper West Side Adds L’Epicerie and Espresso Bar

Gracious Home on West 67th street between Broadway and Columbus has added a L’Epicerie and Espresso Bar to the street level entrance area. You will find high-end espresso/coffee makers, cookbooks, pastas, an array of olive oils, mustards and syrups, and … Continue reading

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Fresh-Cut Fall Flowers and Delicious Fall and Pumpkin Desserts at Magnolia Bakery

The Fall season has arrived at Magnolia Bakery on Columbus Avenue at 69th street. Not only will you find a host of new Pumpkin and Fall-oriented desserts, but the bakery is decorated with fresh-cut flowers to match. Among the many … Continue reading

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