Photo of a chandelier at Vareli wine bar by Vickisee Photography via flickr.

April 20, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 71 Degrees.

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A water main break flooded the street on 77th Street and Broadway and left some residents and businesses without water on Thursday after a private contractor struck a water main. (ABC)

The 24th precinct has added officers to deter criminals, particularly at the 96th street subway station, and theft is down because of it, Capt. Nancy Barry said. (Not mentioned in the article is that the department’s own stats show a rise in serious crime, including felony assaults, in the 24th precinct through early April.) (Columbia Spectator)

The Upper East Side Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers frequent customers “mug lockers.” No word yet on whether the UWS locations will get them too. (DNAinfo)

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