East 59th Street

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Midtown East »

83-Year-Old Shoe Repair Shop Wins Fight Against Duane Reade Expansion

Jim's Shoe Repair in Midtown beat back Duane Reade with help from a customer, owners said.

Upper East Side »

Some UES Residents Fear New Bike Lanes Could Cause 'More Pollution'

Some residents worry planned bicycle lane changes near the Queensboro Bridge could create problems.

Midtown »

Bloomingdale's Unveils Holiday Windows with Cirque du Soleil Performance

The department store treated passersby to a Cirque du Soleil performance on Lexington Avenue.

Upper East Side »

Widow of Rubin Baum Mourns 'Beloved' Husband Who Saved Her Life

Rubin Baum, 80, was killed by a car while hailing a cab. His wife says he saved her life.

Upper East Side »

Elderly Man Struck and Killed by a Car on Park Avenue

Rubin Baum, 80, was with his wife in the crosswalk at Park Avenue and East 59th Street when he was hit.

Midtown East »

Accessible Taxi of Tomorrow Plan Shows Disdain for Disabled, Advocates Say

People who attended a private meeting on accessible taxis said the designs have a long way to go.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

A Kardashian Offers Vintage Fashion on the East Side

Janetta Kardashian isn't a reality TV star. She sells high-end fashion in Midtown. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Occupy Wall Street Heads to Upper East Side for 'Millionaire's March'

Protesters from Occupy Wall Street will join labor and advocacy groups during a march Tuesday to the Upper East Side, stopping by homes of wealthy New Yorkers like David Koch and Rupert Murdoch.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Midtown's Interior Design Mecca Adds Retail Store

The D&D Building, which has 130 interior design showrooms, is adding a CB2 store that's open to the public.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Underground Electrical Fire Shuts Down Block, Snarls Traffic

An underground electrical fire on East 59th Street between First and Second avenues Friday forced residents and businesses to evacuate.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Small Fire Breaks Out in Furniture Store Basement on Upper East Side

Firefighters battled a small blaze at a furniture store at 987 Third Ave. Wednesday.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Bolt Bus Aims to Add Upper East Side Stop

The bus service last proposed adding a stop at East 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.