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The Neighborhood Store That Survived, New York Charm Included

“It’s a part of the gestalt of the Upper West Side, and I like to go where the gestalt is,” said Gail. She was not speaking of Lincoln Center, the Museum of Natural History or Riverside Park, all intrinsic elements of the area. Gail, who was in the midst of hunting for the perfect peach, was referring to Fairway, the grocery store she has shopped at almost exclusively since moving to the neighborhood 28 years ago.

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