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Lady Mendls, New York, NY

Lady Mendls

4.9
4.9
1049 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
PLEASE NOTE: Our afternoon tea prix fixe will increase to $89 per person beginning May 1, 2024.

Our prix fixe tea service offered Wednesday through Sunday.

Lady Mendl's is an unconventionally chic tea salon housed within a Georgian brownstone in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. An opulent five-course tea is served in an eclectic and whimsical parlor by a doting staff. Patrons sip tea from hand culled vintage Wedgwood teacups as they nibble dainty finger sandwiches and house baked scones.

***WE DO NOT OFFER VEGAN OR GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE NOT PERMITTED.***

Please note that our entrance is only accessible via a staircase of 10 steps. We do not have an elevator.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-4600 ext. 2
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We do not offer catering services off premise. We not do have items from our tea menu available for pick up.
  • Private party facilities
    Located within The Inn at Irving Place, Lady Mendl's is housed in a Victorian style salon. Our private parties can accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated event and 75 guests for a cocktail party. In addition, our martini lounge, Cibar, is located on the ground floor and can also be used for private events or combined with the Lady Mendl's Salon. We are a beautiful location for destination weddings, bridal or baby showers, cocktail parties, and corporate events. Please complete an inquiry on our website for specific pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Kristine: (212) 533-4466
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Cross street
    Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
  • Parking details
    http://nyc.bestparking.com/custom/index.php?addr=56%20Irving%20Place
  • Public transit
    Union Square Station. Upon exiting the station, walk to 17th street and make a right. We are one block to the East of Park Avenue South at 17th and Irving Place. Only a small plaque stating "Lady Mendl's" marks the entrance to our brownstone.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 1,049 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Best Service

  • New York City

    Best Ambiance

  • Manhattan

    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Best Ambiance

1,049 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendls’ was exceptional! The Food… The variety of unique tea offerings… The presentation... The atmosphere…The service. All sublime! I hadn’t been in nearly 20 years (having moved out of state) and it did not disappoint! In fact, it’s even better now! The cost was well in line with afternoon tea at other fine establishments. In fact, it was significantly less (and better!) than the best tea salon in the DC Metro area — and I dare say the rent on Lady Mendls’ brownstone must be significantly more than any place one might find in DC! The service in particular was stellar! Whomever is recruiting & training the staff is doing a fantastic job! The servers were all so attentive. They anticipated our every need before we even voiced it. Well done! Look forward to returning!

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  2. BobN

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, beautiful venue, and a great place to celebrate any occasion.

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  3. ElizabethS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time at afternoon tea! Great tea pairing with the service and great cocktails as well. The staff is so nice, food was excellent and we had a great time!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! The tea and service was incredible, unmatched by impeccable decor!

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  5. Kittykattastegood

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first afternoon tea was a delightful experience definitely will return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s definitely an experience. Perfect place for some gals to spill some Tea (lol) over a cup of Tea.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. I’ve come on several occasions with different friends.they never disappoint.

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  8. ItsMe

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful high tea experience. Excellent service, and exceptional flavors. Beautiful space.

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  9. LeahC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quirky-chic ambiance paired with incredibly kind service and delicious food made for an outstanding experience. I simply love Lady Mendls, and cannot wait to go back!

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  10. Allerhawk

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Over the moon. My husband and I came here to celebrate a big birthday and everything was absolutely perfect! We will definitely be back!!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely time at Lady Mendls! Service was impeccable, food was delicious. One suggestion - fix the restroom locks - they don’t work very well.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our best high tea experience! The food was delicious. The tea pairing wonderful!

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  13. BetsyJ

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely way to spend the afternoon on a cold winter day.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a Valentine’s Day price fixed and tea tasting. Magnifique. The tea pairings were spot on with the courses during our meal.

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  15. EllenL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every detail was perfection. Highly recommend the tea pairing with each course. An amazing afternoon tea experience overall.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you, Ellen! So glad you enjoyed.

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  16. EatTheRich

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful tea salon with excellent service; fragrant, delicious teas; and gorgeous decor. Such a romantic, lovely spot. Perfect for an afternoon tea with mom, with girlfriends, for a bachelorette, or a wedding proposal (which all were happening while I was there! The wedding proposal happened right in front of us! SO LOVELY!) Would definitely recommend and happily return!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Magic can happen at tea time!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable , food was good & the staff was pleasant & attentive
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you!

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  18. SaraA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great V-Day date with the hubby! Food was delish!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed!

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  19. KenZ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience in a peaceful setting with excellent food and service.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed! It was a pleasure to have you.

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  20. DianaB

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely way to spend time with special friends and family. The decor in this brownstone takes you back in time. The staff were warm and attentive. The soup was delicious and everything was high quality. The chocolate tea was a favorite. We bought some to take home. The scones were very good and the home made jam and lemon curd delicious. I could have done without the final course, a crepe cake that was filled with whip cream. I’d prefer a real cake, but that’s just my opinion. Overall, I highly recommend this beautiful place.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you so much Diana! The Wonderland Rooibos tea is one of our favorites as well!

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  21. Kathi

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful way to spend an afternoon with friends.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed!

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  22. violam

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere; definitely a must DO if and when in New York City!!!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for the kind words!

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  23. SaraR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was able to book a last minute reservation for a friend's birthday. We did the tea tasting with their pre-fixed menu and it was a wonderful experience! Will definitely be back!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed your experience!

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  24. Olivia

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The space is beautiful, the staff is warm and helpful & the food and tea were delicious! Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Exactly what we are aiming for. Thank you Olivia!

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  25. Eleo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE that Tea Salon for many reasons but one major reason is the QUIET!!!! We go out to eat for CHATTING together as much as for the cuisine and decor. To have a place without noise is the rarest thing nowadays. Hail to Lady Mandle for prioritizing conversations and relaxation rather than stressful fake energy noise!!! We also love the food, every item of the decor and most the service , totally graceful and outstanding!!!!
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for the kind words.

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  26. gazump

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendl's is a place that takes you back in a time of a romantic atmosphere of laces and bouquets of roses. The service is exquisite from the welcome at the entrance to the generous pouring of the selected tea. The food choice is overall good, the soup flavorful and the scones warmed up to receive the accompanying jam. Crepe cake from Lady M or similar and the final selection of petit four satisfying. The selection of the tea sandwiches is varied, although the bread part could be moister and some of the fillings tastier and less flimsy.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Think tea time at your rich eclectic sassy British Aunt’s brownstone in the middle of Manhattan. A little posh, a little whimsy, very indulgent, refreshing, and relaxing.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    That's what we aim for! ;)

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  28. BettyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful escape away from the busy city. We very much enjoyed our tea, and thought the service was excellent. One objection was that it got pretty warm, but that was taken care of by opening the windows. The other one was that the music sometimes didn't match the ambiance and got a little loud.
    Lady MendlsResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback, Betty! We are glad you enjoyed.

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  29. RachelW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So awesome! I booked this as a surprise for my mom's birthday. We had never been to afternoon tea before, but she is from Ireland so we're very familiar with scones and tea. We loved this experience! All the staff were super sweet. I tried the creamy toasted coconut oolong tea and it was delicious! Super creamy taste without any milk added and reminded me of a coconut macaroon! My mom and I also had the English breakfast, and it was delicious. We drink English breakfast often with milk, but this was amazing without it! In terms of the food, we loved the potato leek soup and the scones the most! The tiramisu crepe cake was also very delicious.

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  30. GiselleS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. We were truly satisfied with the attentive service which was not rushed but filtered smoothly from one course to another. The food was delectable and beautifully presented.

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  31. AlexisR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVED Lady Mendls. I got the tea pairing with the prix fixe menu, which I really enjoyed I got to try a lot of tea's that I otherwise wouldn't have ordered but I really enjoyed. Service and experience were great! I want to come back with my mom and/or sisters next time.

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  32. AdrianaP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    they were ask very very nice and everything was so good!!

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  33. lindaq

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place for a special occasion. A real oasis of chic civility.

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  34. Rayn

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lady Mendl's is always a favorite place to go for some quite gossip and to spend the day away. The Foods always amazing and is filling. The cocktails are amazing and I would recommend the hot Cider spiked. The sandwich are my favorite out of all the other tea places in NYC. Been here 4 times now, and will keep coming back.

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  35. pennym

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a quaint and cozy place- complete with a few snowflakes on cold afternoon on Irving Place! The service was exceptional! They really doted on us, even as the restaurant filled up! I loved the tea pairings so you could try different things and not necessarily commit to one type. Everything was delish- the desserts were good, but the finger sandwiches were fabulous with some interesting flavor combos. It’s pricey, but the atmosphere and service are worth it!

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  36. EmilyM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time here. Being British and being in New York for just under two weeks we were ready for a spot of afternoon tea and it didn’t disappoint. From the lovely warm welcome and delicious sandwiches and treats - we were in heaven. The building itself is beautiful and you feel like you’ve been invited to tea in a stately home. Thank you!

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  37. ClaudiaB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was altogether very good. Best scones I ever had and the crepe cake was amazing. For me all the sandwiches were a bit too sweet, but my friends enjoyed them a lot. Open table messed up our reservation, made and confirmed for 5pm. The day before I got a message from lady mendel’s saying last reservation had to be at 4pm. We accepted and they very graciously offered us a free glass of Prosecco each.

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  38. ZacharyS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So, this is where Alice ended up after she went down the rabbit hole.

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  39. MeiP

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is good, the food just not worth what you pay.

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  40. BEADG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Go. If haven’t gone before, go. If you have gone before, go. Just go!

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FAQs

Lady Mendls is rated 4.9 stars by 1049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Lady Mendls

56 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 17th & 18th Streets, on the East side of Irving Place
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    http://nyc.bestparking.com/custom/index.php?addr=56%20Irving%20Place
  • Public transit
    Union Square Station. Upon exiting the station, walk to 17th street and make a right. We are one block to the East of Park Avenue South at 17th and Irving Place. Only a small plaque stating "Lady Mendl's" marks the entrance to our brownstone.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-4600 ext. 2
  • Catering
    We do not offer catering services off premise. We not do have items from our tea menu available for pick up.
  • Private party facilities
    Located within The Inn at Irving Place, Lady Mendl's is housed in a Victorian style salon. Our private parties can accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated event and 75 guests for a cocktail party. In addition, our martini lounge, Cibar, is located on the ground floor and can also be used for private events or combined with the Lady Mendl's Salon. We are a beautiful location for destination weddings, bridal or baby showers, cocktail parties, and corporate events. Please complete an inquiry on our website for specific pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Kristine: (212) 533-4466
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