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These Upper East Side Bathrooms Are Open Despite The Pandemic

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Among the many small inconveniences imposed by the coronavirus pandemic has been the temporary closure of public facilities we once depended on for comfort — or a bathroom break.

Thankfully, some public restrooms remain open, and a new report by the Manhattan Borough President’s office compiled more than 100 of them across the borough, including their hours and wheelchair accessibility.

Patch put together the 13 public restrooms that remain open on the Upper East Side — here they are, ordered, roughly, from furthest north to furthest south. Scroll to the bottom to click through the interactive map from the Borough President’s office.

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Central Park at 110th Street between 5th and Lenox avenues
7:30 a.m. – dusk
Wheelchair accessible

Conservatory Garden
5th Avenue, 103rd Street to 106th Street
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Not wheelchair accessible

East River Playground
FDR Drive, East 106th to East 107th Streets
8 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Robert Bendheim Playground
East 100th Street and Fifth Avenue
7 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Cherry Tree Park
3rd Avenue, East 99th to 100th streets
8 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Samuel Seabury Playground
Lexington Avenue, East 95th to 96th streets
8 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Stanley Isaacs Playground
FDR Drive, East 96th to 97th streets
8 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Carl Schurz Park
East End Avenue and East 87th Street
8 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Catbird Playground
Gracie Square and East End Avenue
8 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Kerbs Boathouse
Central Park – Conservatory Water, East Side at 74th Street
7 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

John Jay Park
Cherokee Place and East 76th to 78th streets
8 a.m. – dusk
Not wheelchair accessible

Twenty-Four

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Fixer Upper 101: Tips for Making the Best of Your Investment

Purchasing a fixer upper is a major decision that can turn into a great investment or a financial burden. It’s why most people stay away from these types of properties. However, if you have a keen eye, you may be able to transform a residence into a humble abode anyone would want to live in, including yourself. Whether you’re interested in fixer uppers for the profits or to move into, you will find the following information to be worth your while. Just make sure you have a contractor on standby who has a great track record for indoor and outdoor remodeling.

First Thing to Build – A Remodeling Team

You don’t want to go into fixing up a home without first putting together a solid team of remodeling professionals. You will need a general contractor, realtor and a great home inspector. The real estate agent will help you find various properties and the inspector will evaluate the properties to determine what’s needed. The general contractor can provide quotes for the repairs and aesthetic upgrades. In the end, this will give you everything you need to make an informed decision before buying a fixer upper.

Things You Need to Consider

How can you tell whether a fixer upper is worth your time and money? There are various aspects you want to consider when making this decisions. You’ll need to identify how much work is needed and the cost. The most important areas of the home that require thorough inspection include the following:

  • The roof and siding: If you’re planning to resell, then curb appeal is a must. Plus, you want to ensure drafts and leaks aren’t getting into the home, causing mold, pest issues and rot. Check for initial signs of water damage and loose boards.
  • The foundation: If the foundation
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