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The Upper East Side Informer

Check out this week's top news stories for the Upper East Side!

Upper East Side: To Live in an Artwork

The unique Upper East Side townhouse that served as home and muse to the modernist architect Edward Durell Stone, who in 1956 replaced its classic brownstone facade with a wall of windows camouflaged by a then-controversial white concrete grid of interlaced circles and squares, is poised to enter the market at $9.95 million. The home, at 130 East 64th Street, stands out like a snowflake on its tree-lined block between Park and Lexington Avenues; the annual taxes are $52,211.20.

 

Skeeve McQueen! Upper East Side fashion store boss called me ‘burrito face,’ Latina's bias suit claims

A TOP BRITISH fashion house was hit with its second discrimination lawsuit this year after a Hispanic saleswoman said she was forced to endure ethnic and personal slurs for a decade.

Moselle Blanco, a former saleswoman at Alexander McQueen’s flagship store in Manhattan, accuses her bosses of calling her names like “burrito face” and “Goya princess,” and turning a deaf ear to her complaints, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

 

Upper East Side jewelry store robbers caught on tape

Police are looking for a pair of robbers who struck at a jewelry store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Sunday afternoon, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest.

The incident happened at Travers Fine Jewelry, located at 962 Madison Avenue, just after 4:30 p.m.

The two men threatened the employees with hammers before removing several pieces of jewelry from the display cases worth an estimated $15,000.

 

Zagat: O Merveilleux Brings Belgian Pastries To Upper East Side

Leaving years in Paris for a fresh start in New York, pastry chef Anne-Sophie Diotallevi never stopped dreaming of the airy meringue Belgium dessert that guided her back to her native Dutch country regularly while in living Europe.

Since the treat, the mervellieux, was no longer a train ride away, it sparked a mission to perfect the recipe herself. And it inspired the name of her new pastry shop in the Upper East Side, O Merveilleux.

 

Joe Lhota Receives Kudos On The Upper East Side, Defends de Blasio Against 'War Criminal' Charge

Trailing in the polls by a significant margin, Republican candidate Joe Lhota remained optimistic campaigning Monday morning on the Upper East Side.

The former MTA chairman enjoyed an extremely positive reception from subway commuters, many of whom clasped his hands and promised, "you've already got my vote," before shuffling into the subway.

Standing with Republican candidate for controller, John Burnett, Lhota appeared bemused by some of the comments of passersby.