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In this weekend's Times, Alexandra Schwartz declares the Upper West Side dead in the wake of H&H's closing. "You can find dog accessories and artisanal soaps and Coach handbags, or trawl for oxidized silver pendants and kilt pins at Barney’s Co-op. You can withdraw cash on every corner from the bank branch of your choice. You can load up on chewing gum and razor blades at a host of Duane Reades. You can treat yourself to a perfectly mediocre manicure. But some of us want more." [NYT]