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Dear W 68th St Block Association Participant:

It was wonderful to have activity together in 2013 and to begin to form a street pride.

Please review the Thursday meeting agenda listed below. Most timely and urgently needing your attention is the “Food Emporium Supermarket Replacement Initiative”.

The link shows how CARTS (Community Alliance to Restore The Supermarket) is attempting to rally our community to demonstrate its need for a replacement market.

Please become a Supermarket Supporter by joining the specified facebook page and boost the chances for success. Numbers will greatly matter in this effort.

If a Petition has not circulated in your building, do let us know.

Finally, please print the announcement and post it in your building as we have not yet completed our e-mailing list for every resident of our street.

Your Steering Committee Thanks You and Wishes You


Our Face Book Group: Our website:


Stephen Wise Free Synagogue………..30 West 68th Street


Food Emporium Supermarket Replacement Initiative
Please refer to
Help: Join Facebook page as a “market supporter”

*February Members Party*

October Fall Festival Recap

Buy Tickets at Meeting or on-line now
Prizes Include Restaurant Meals and Salon Specials
Send e-mail or call us as shown at page bottom with name, contact info and number of tickets.

Year End Acknowledgements To
Studio Maestro: Reebok Sports Club: 67 Wine:
IL Violino: York Prep: JoAnne: La Boite en Bois:
La Traviata: Lincoln Business: SWFS: 80 CPW: TD Bank:
1st Church: West Side Federation: PalaisdesThes….



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W68 St. Spring Planting May 23rd – 4pm to 8pm


Paint West 68th Street with Flowers! This Thursday May 23rd – 4pm to 8pm Rain Date: May 30th – 4pm to 8pm

Join your neighbors for the block’s annual spring flower planting. Flowers, refreshments, tools, and gloves will be provided. Meet on the day of the event in front of 53 W. 68th Street. All are welcome!

Please check: back here for updates in regards to rain date. Also please share with your neighbors. Thanks for your help.

Flowers for West 68th Street a committee of the West 68th Street Block Association


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La Boite en Bois celebrates 26 years of serving West 68th Street

La Boite en Bois

Pictured above: Escargot, French Onion Soup, Profiteroles

La Boite en Bois is celebrating its 26th year of serving 68th Street. With its rustic ambiance, it feels as though you are in a bistro in the French countryside. Stop in for some French classics such as onion soup, pate and escargot. They also have an extensive Brunch menu so you don’t have to travel far on Sunday morning for French Toast and Eggs Benedict. For a relaxing lunch, they serve everything from a La Boite Burger to Cobb Salad. After the pre theater crowd leaves at 7:30 to head to Lincoln Center, they serve many locals and love to see their neighbors on the block. All of their menu items are available to take out and they offer local delivery. For more information check out their website >

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Tour of 15 West 68th St

Fine Times, the company who plans to convert 15 West 68th Street into a residential rental club, offered two tours of the inside of the building this week. The company is currently in the process of obtaining the necessary permits to move forward with restoring the building.

Front Parlour



A spiral staircase runs throughout

Tour group in the library

The back rooms show how much work needs to be done

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Rite of Passage

by Russell Aaronson

I was awoken last night ’round midnight to my kitten, Ms. Mittens, scurrying around the room, disrupting papers and such; I thought it strange that she didn’t visit me in bed as she usually does after coming in from the roof, so after about fifteen minutes of the constant scurrying, I turned on the light and found her playing with, what I thought was, her toy mouse, in a way that she had never played with it before … then, to my astonishment, the toy mouse got lose from her grasp and ran across the floor; it didn’t get very far at all as Mitts was efficiently atop the prey once again. So what’s a master to do? I just sat back and watched her victory for a while, then when I tried to rescue the mouse (not knowing what to do if I was able to somehow catch the mouse in a towel), Mitts took the prey back into her mouth and ran out of the room and back out onto the roof. All I could do now was to close the door of the room, turn off the lights, and go back to bed, allowing Ms. Mittens her fifteen minutes of fame and glory. This morning, the once kitten has a new sense of herself: she is The Hunter coming back from the game; now she has matured into a full grown cat … only thing is, though … there’s no sign of the mouse now … yikes!

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