Apthorp Cleaners Inc

★★★★☆
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Apthorp Cleaners consistently provides their customers with only the best, and most personal experience. Everyone there is friendly and kind, and always looking to help their customers any way they can. A few years ago they cleaned my older sister's wedding dress. They did an excellent job, and they are still keeping the dress in storage. This past summer, I had a J. Crew dress that had complicated embroidery on it. Another dry cleaner wanted me to sign a release saying they weren't at fault if the dress was ruined during dry cleaning. I brought it to Apthorp and they cleaned the dress without any kind of damage to it at all. It is still in pristine condition. I would trust them with any garment, no matter how expensive. The owners seriously know the ins and outs of dry cleaning. They also pick up and deliver--another huge plus.

5
★★★★★

Apthorp Cleaners consistently provides their customers with only the best, and most personal experience. Everyone there is friendly and kind, and always looking to help their customers any way they can. A few years ago they cleaned my older sister's wedding dress. They did an excellent job, and they are still keeping the dress in storage. This past summer, I had a J. Crew dress that had complicated embroidery on it. Another dry cleaner wanted me to sign a release saying they weren't at fault if the dress was ruined during dry cleaning. I brought it to Apthorp and they cleaned the dress without any kind of damage to it at all. It is still in pristine condition. I would trust them with any garment, no matter how expensive. The owners seriously know the ins and outs of dry cleaning. They also pick up and deliver--another huge plus.

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This is the BEST place in the city to have your dry cleaning done! These people are seriously good at what they do, they are super responsible and are also really kind. I started going to this cleaner many years ago when I was looking for a cleaner that didn't turn my white shirts gray. Apthorp uses clean solution for whites and separates colors, so this never happens with them. But then I had a series of emergencies and Apthorp always saved me: like the time I spilled red wine on my wedding dress (before the wedding). I gave the dress to Debra and then that stain was GONE! And then there was the time my stuff in storage got moth infested and I had to dry clean EVERYTHING!!! Debra gave me an incredible deal and picked everything up and restored everything to like new condition. They even delivered everything back to my storage facility in Jersey. And then there was the time that I ruined my wool couch covers and they restored them to perfect condition. These are amazing people who do excellent work. Thank you, Apthorp!

5
★★★★★

This is the BEST place in the city to have your dry cleaning done! These people are seriously good at what they do, they are super responsible and are also really kind. I started going to this cleaner many years ago when I was looking for a cleaner that didn't turn my white shirts gray. Apthorp uses clean solution for whites and separates colors, so this never happens with them. But then I had a series of emergencies and Apthorp always saved me: like the time I spilled red wine on my wedding dress (before the wedding). I gave the dress to Debra and then that stain was GONE! And then there was the time my stuff in storage got moth infested and I had to dry clean EVERYTHING!!! Debra gave me an incredible deal and picked everything up and restored everything to like new condition. They even delivered everything back to my storage facility in Jersey. And then there was the time that I ruined my wool couch covers and they restored them to perfect condition. These are amazing people who do excellent work. Thank you, Apthorp!

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I went to Apthorp on the recommendation of a friend after I dribbled red wine on a brand new cream color wool blazer last year. Wonder of wonders they got it out. They've cleaned it many times since - the stain has never reappeared and the cream color stayed true.\r
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Since then they've been my cleaner and have never disappointed me. They even managed to save a silk suit that I was wearing when I got caught in the world's worst downpour with no umbrella and no where to take shelter.\r
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The lady there is very pleasant and sends me reminders and updates via email.\r
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They're probably more expensive than other cleaners in the neighborhood, but I have nice clothes so that's okay with me. I recommend them highly if you care about how your clothes look and making them last like forever.\r
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5
★★★★★

I went to Apthorp on the recommendation of a friend after I dribbled red wine on a brand new cream color wool blazer last year. Wonder of wonders they got it out. They've cleaned it many times since - the stain has never reappeared and the cream color stayed true.\r
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Since then they've been my cleaner and have never disappointed me. They even managed to save a silk suit that I was wearing when I got caught in the world's worst downpour with no umbrella and no where to take shelter.\r
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The lady there is very pleasant and sends me reminders and updates via email.\r
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They're probably more expensive than other cleaners in the neighborhood, but I have nice clothes so that's okay with me. I recommend them highly if you care about how your clothes look and making them last like forever.\r
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Upon walking into Apthorp Cleaners to get some items cleaned and altered (namely a dress with makeup spots-- still visible after prior cleaning at Apthorp Cleaners, one for alteration, a blouse for mending and a cashmere scarf for cleaning). The hostile, overweight man, with the glasses and bald-head did not look up or respond to my 'good afternoon' greeting and dismissed me immediately as I was trying to explain what services I would like to have done. When I tried again to reiterate, he cut me off and passed me off to the tailor, Mr. Jimmy, who was professional, courteous and helpful. After my fitting with Mr. Jimmy the impertinent, obese man/owner refused to furnish me with a bill for the services, stating bluntly that I will see it when the items are delivered. I persisted, and he became irate and barked at me, belting out the total. I asked for the 'break-down' and he reluctantly muttered some outrageous insult about my race!!! ""It is typical of your heritage"" he shouted. He tossed all the items out at me and yelled at me to take it elsewhere. I was shaken up and incredulous at his reaction. As I gathered my clothing of the counter, he continued his barrage, cursing me, and told me to ""go F---myself!"" I am still in shock. All I can deduce is that the Apthorp owner was prejudice against me due to my race and that triggered him off... Who talks to anyone like that, let alone a client!!!! Everone at my office is still in disbelief. How can a place that does decent work and have been rated so highly in the past be so dysfunctiona--this experience is nothing short of a nightmare.

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★☆☆☆☆

Upon walking into Apthorp Cleaners to get some items cleaned and altered (namely a dress with makeup spots-- still visible after prior cleaning at Apthorp Cleaners, one for alteration, a blouse for mending and a cashmere scarf for cleaning). The hostile, overweight man, with the glasses and bald-head did not look up or respond to my 'good afternoon' greeting and dismissed me immediately as I was trying to explain what services I would like to have done. When I tried again to reiterate, he cut me off and passed me off to the tailor, Mr. Jimmy, who was professional, courteous and helpful. After my fitting with Mr. Jimmy the impertinent, obese man/owner refused to furnish me with a bill for the services, stating bluntly that I will see it when the items are delivered. I persisted, and he became irate and barked at me, belting out the total. I asked for the 'break-down' and he reluctantly muttered some outrageous insult about my race!!! ""It is typical of your heritage"" he shouted. He tossed all the items out at me and yelled at me to take it elsewhere. I was shaken up and incredulous at his reaction. As I gathered my clothing of the counter, he continued his barrage, cursing me, and told me to ""go F---myself!"" I am still in shock. All I can deduce is that the Apthorp owner was prejudice against me due to my race and that triggered him off... Who talks to anyone like that, let alone a client!!!! Everone at my office is still in disbelief. How can a place that does decent work and have been rated so highly in the past be so dysfunctiona--this experience is nothing short of a nightmare.

Pros: Jimmy the tailor

Cons: Treating Customer with Disdain

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The Apthorpe Cleaners is one of the finest places in New York City to have clothing cleaned and restored. The meticulous care and detail they provide to customers' cleaning and restoration needs is impeccable!\r
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B.W's Eagle Eye is a vintage clothing store in Millerton, NY. We are frequented by designers and celebrities, so our clothing always needs to be in perfect condition. In our 18yrs in business, Apthorpe Cleaners have been our only source in cleaning and restoration of vintage pieces that require any help in its condition. Clothing always comes back to us in perfect condition.\r
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Anyone who has a fabulous vintage dress or outfit that is in need of special attention, the Apthorpe Cleaners will truely do magic and satisfy!\r
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B.W's Eagle Eye\r
23 Main St\r
Millerton, NY\r
518-789-4109\r

5
★★★★★

The Apthorpe Cleaners is one of the finest places in New York City to have clothing cleaned and restored. The meticulous care and detail they provide to customers' cleaning and restoration needs is impeccable!\r
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B.W's Eagle Eye is a vintage clothing store in Millerton, NY. We are frequented by designers and celebrities, so our clothing always needs to be in perfect condition. In our 18yrs in business, Apthorpe Cleaners have been our only source in cleaning and restoration of vintage pieces that require any help in its condition. Clothing always comes back to us in perfect condition.\r
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Anyone who has a fabulous vintage dress or outfit that is in need of special attention, the Apthorpe Cleaners will truely do magic and satisfy!\r
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B.W's Eagle Eye\r
23 Main St\r
Millerton, NY\r
518-789-4109\r

Pros: impeccable work

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I've been a satisfied customer for years. On top of providing a reliable cleaning service, Debra and Joel were always helpful, friendly, neighborly. When they closed the Broadway store and before opening the new one on Amsterdam Ave., they did everything to give their customers the same convenience and excellent service we were used to. I had a rug cleaned and they held it for me for quite a while, more than I would have expected, which was very helpful to me. The rug, by the way, came back looking better than it had for years. Debra's little holiday emails are delightful; again, it's something you wouldn't expect, but which makes a difference. Debra and Joel are good people who provide a great service to our neighborhood. I'm certainly glad they only moved a little further away!

5
★★★★★

I've been a satisfied customer for years. On top of providing a reliable cleaning service, Debra and Joel were always helpful, friendly, neighborly. When they closed the Broadway store and before opening the new one on Amsterdam Ave., they did everything to give their customers the same convenience and excellent service we were used to. I had a rug cleaned and they held it for me for quite a while, more than I would have expected, which was very helpful to me. The rug, by the way, came back looking better than it had for years. Debra's little holiday emails are delightful; again, it's something you wouldn't expect, but which makes a difference. Debra and Joel are good people who provide a great service to our neighborhood. I'm certainly glad they only moved a little further away!

Pros: great work, reliable, responsible, personal

Cons: really - none

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I do not often write positive reviews unless the service I received was truly outstanding. Apthorp cleaners is an example of a business who deserves praise.

I brought a very expensive and intricate gown in, which needed to be tailored quickly for a wedding out of town. I was fitted and the tailor took the time to understand exactly how I wanted the dress hemmed, along with my concerns. Not only was I fitted once, but they basted the dress and asked me to come back in the evening to double check the job. Debra even offered to hold my shoes for the day since I was on my way to work in the morning.

The final job was magnificent. The dress was beautiful and expertly tailored. It even was presented on a hand-made tissue bust attached to the hanger so the dress stayed true to form. I was very impressed at the work, and in such a short time.
After the wedding, I brought the dress back to be cleaned. They made sure it was safe to use the chemicals by testing it, and when I received the dress back, it was good as new, any trace of dirt/stains were gone.

I have long sought a tailor/cleaner of this caliber and am so happy to have found Apthorp. I will be coming back for as long as I am around the UWS. Debra and Joe are super friendly and accommodating. I can even email Debra to check on store/tailor hours. Joe talks baseball to my husband when I am being fitted. And Jimmy's tailoring skills are fantastic, he's very friendly as well.

A NEIGHBORHOOD GEM! A+++

5
★★★★★

I do not often write positive reviews unless the service I received was truly outstanding. Apthorp cleaners is an example of a business who deserves praise.

I brought a very expensive and intricate gown in, which needed to be tailored quickly for a wedding out of town. I was fitted and the tailor took the time to understand exactly how I wanted the dress hemmed, along with my concerns. Not only was I fitted once, but they basted the dress and asked me to come back in the evening to double check the job. Debra even offered to hold my shoes for the day since I was on my way to work in the morning.

The final job was magnificent. The dress was beautiful and expertly tailored. It even was presented on a hand-made tissue bust attached to the hanger so the dress stayed true to form. I was very impressed at the work, and in such a short time.
After the wedding, I brought the dress back to be cleaned. They made sure it was safe to use the chemicals by testing it, and when I received the dress back, it was good as new, any trace of dirt/stains were gone.

I have long sought a tailor/cleaner of this caliber and am so happy to have found Apthorp. I will be coming back for as long as I am around the UWS. Debra and Joe are super friendly and accommodating. I can even email Debra to check on store/tailor hours. Joe talks baseball to my husband when I am being fitted. And Jimmy's tailoring skills are fantastic, he's very friendly as well.

A NEIGHBORHOOD GEM! A+++

Pros: friendly, expert tailor, meticulous work, decor, reliable

Cons: pricey, but you get what you pay for

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I've used Apthorp Cleaners for over twenty years, and have never been less than 100% satisfied with their work.
First class all the way...Love to drop off my stufff at their shop when I have time because the chat is always fun, uniquely warm and personal, and a great way to start my day on the way to work.
The new shop is gorgeous, also!

5
★★★★★

I've used Apthorp Cleaners for over twenty years, and have never been less than 100% satisfied with their work.
First class all the way...Love to drop off my stufff at their shop when I have time because the chat is always fun, uniquely warm and personal, and a great way to start my day on the way to work.
The new shop is gorgeous, also!

Pros: Best service on the West side

Cons: huh?

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These people can clean up just about anything, any spot on any material. And if they cannot, they call you and let you know what is happening.\r
They have good alteration services as well.\r
They know their customers by name. And when they say they will have it ready by 2pm Tuesday, the will.\r
Have taken flimsy and sequined articles of clothing and they come back in perfect condition.

5
★★★★★

These people can clean up just about anything, any spot on any material. And if they cannot, they call you and let you know what is happening.\r
They have good alteration services as well.\r
They know their customers by name. And when they say they will have it ready by 2pm Tuesday, the will.\r
Have taken flimsy and sequined articles of clothing and they come back in perfect condition.

Pros: Knowledgeable, professional, gorgeous work

Cons: You pay for it.

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We tried many cleaners, but will forever use and refer Debra and Joel's Apthorp cleaners. They are the best!!!!
And we deserve the best!!!!. As NYers, we buy the best!!!
Those poor reviewers have already left town, two years ago.
If you're looking for the Goodwill look, go to Detroit. If the vintage and designer look is your style, go to Apthorp.
Not for naught, Debra is the president of the National Cleaners Association! Go Debra!

5
★★★★★

We tried many cleaners, but will forever use and refer Debra and Joel's Apthorp cleaners. They are the best!!!!
And we deserve the best!!!!. As NYers, we buy the best!!!
Those poor reviewers have already left town, two years ago.
If you're looking for the Goodwill look, go to Detroit. If the vintage and designer look is your style, go to Apthorp.
Not for naught, Debra is the president of the National Cleaners Association! Go Debra!

Pros: Professional, personal, and eco-friendly services

Cons: They won't accept your insurance!

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A real community business in the best sense: great personal service and professional down to the last detail.
Apthorp has old fashioned values of treating the customer with friendly respect and going the extra mile to please.

I wish more upper west side businesses were run this way.

5
★★★★★

A real community business in the best sense: great personal service and professional down to the last detail.
Apthorp has old fashioned values of treating the customer with friendly respect and going the extra mile to please.

I wish more upper west side businesses were run this way.

Pros: very personal, very professional

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Debra and her team care for my clothes as if they were museum pieces, or at least it seems that way. Cashmere sweaters come back looking brand new, dresses are hung with tremendous care, shirt collars are pristine -- the list goes on. The extra cost not only is justified but is largely offset by the long wear I get out of clothes that stay looking new.

5
★★★★★

Debra and her team care for my clothes as if they were museum pieces, or at least it seems that way. Cashmere sweaters come back looking brand new, dresses are hung with tremendous care, shirt collars are pristine -- the list goes on. The extra cost not only is justified but is largely offset by the long wear I get out of clothes that stay looking new.

Pros: Personal, top quality service

Cons: Pricey (worth every cent)

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They really know how to clean everything from down to delicate lace and ties, courteous, carefull and nice people!

5
★★★★★

They really know how to clean everything from down to delicate lace and ties, courteous, carefull and nice people!

Pros: Know everything about fabrics

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I thought I would have to get rid of a 70's Halston ultrasuede jacket when I couldn't find anyone to fix a tear on the back of the left sleeve -- a tear that wasn't on a seam. I went everywhere -- to reweavers and other experts -- and no one was willing to give it a shot, Well, thank goodness I took it to Debra at Apthorp Cleaners -- which has moved, by the way, to Amsterdam Avenue -- who figured out immediately what to do. The jacket looks terrific. You would never know there was a tear, and the price was incredibly fair. I just wish I thought to go to Debra immediately!

5
★★★★★

I thought I would have to get rid of a 70's Halston ultrasuede jacket when I couldn't find anyone to fix a tear on the back of the left sleeve -- a tear that wasn't on a seam. I went everywhere -- to reweavers and other experts -- and no one was willing to give it a shot, Well, thank goodness I took it to Debra at Apthorp Cleaners -- which has moved, by the way, to Amsterdam Avenue -- who figured out immediately what to do. The jacket looks terrific. You would never know there was a tear, and the price was incredibly fair. I just wish I thought to go to Debra immediately!

Pros: vintage experts!

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I've lived all over the world and grew up here in Manhattan and have never had such great drycleaners! Debra actually arranged for me to get a credit for my designer raincoat that was attracting dirt too easily! Amazing.
No pins on your clothes. Take your sweaters off their hangers and unfold and there are no wrinkles. Worth the price. Really on a different level of professionalism than any other dry cleaner, here, London, Paris, etc.!!

Exceptional.

5
★★★★★

I've lived all over the world and grew up here in Manhattan and have never had such great drycleaners! Debra actually arranged for me to get a credit for my designer raincoat that was attracting dirt too easily! Amazing.
No pins on your clothes. Take your sweaters off their hangers and unfold and there are no wrinkles. Worth the price. Really on a different level of professionalism than any other dry cleaner, here, London, Paris, etc.!!

Exceptional.

Pros: quality cleaning, outstanding customer service, reliable

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I sent in some beloved and well-wron cashmere sweaters with great hesitation and a bit of enbarassment--pilled, and full of lint. I did not think that they could be resuscitated and tha I would have to learn to live with them as the condition worsened (Who knows quality today?) Well they came back as brand new sweaters. I almost called to say that they delivered the wrong items. Their Delint/De-Pill process is amazing, and reflects the care, knowledge of fabrics, and hand work that Apthorp puts into all of its cleaning. Kudos! You won't regret parting with your favorite garments.

5
★★★★★

I sent in some beloved and well-wron cashmere sweaters with great hesitation and a bit of enbarassment--pilled, and full of lint. I did not think that they could be resuscitated and tha I would have to learn to live with them as the condition worsened (Who knows quality today?) Well they came back as brand new sweaters. I almost called to say that they delivered the wrong items. Their Delint/De-Pill process is amazing, and reflects the care, knowledge of fabrics, and hand work that Apthorp puts into all of its cleaning. Kudos! You won't regret parting with your favorite garments.

Pros: Hand finishing with superb results

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I have been going to Apthorp Cleaners for over twenty years. They are wonderful!! The owners know me by name and always ask about my son and his progress in life.\r
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The cleaning, tailoring and repairs are fantastic. In fact, the owner will go out of her way to find the perfect replacement buttons, etc. This is just one example of the tremendous level of detail that is given even to the most simple of dry cleaning. I highly recommend them.

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Apthorp Cleaners for over twenty years. They are wonderful!! The owners know me by name and always ask about my son and his progress in life.\r
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The cleaning, tailoring and repairs are fantastic. In fact, the owner will go out of her way to find the perfect replacement buttons, etc. This is just one example of the tremendous level of detail that is given even to the most simple of dry cleaning. I highly recommend them.

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I went there once a few years ago and I couldn't believe the nasty behavior they exhibited. I don't know how people can stay in business with such bad attitudes. They're also overpriced. Dry cleaners are so plentiful there's no reason to be treated with such disdain.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went there once a few years ago and I couldn't believe the nasty behavior they exhibited. I don't know how people can stay in business with such bad attitudes. They're also overpriced. Dry cleaners are so plentiful there's no reason to be treated with such disdain.

Pros: At least they didn't ruin my blouse.

Cons: Overpriced and nothing special for the money.

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I dropped off a blazer to be dry-cleaned and when I went to pick it up, the unfriendly clerk ""couldn't find it."" He had to look up my ticket because I had lost my receipt and told me to come back. When I came back, I saw the store had CLOSED FOR VACATION FOR THREE WEEKS!!! Now, I have no blazer to take on my summer vacation :( I wish someone had called me to let me know they were closing or that they had found my ticket so I could come pick it up before their store closed. The lack of customer service left a really bad taste in my mouth.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I dropped off a blazer to be dry-cleaned and when I went to pick it up, the unfriendly clerk ""couldn't find it."" He had to look up my ticket because I had lost my receipt and told me to come back. When I came back, I saw the store had CLOSED FOR VACATION FOR THREE WEEKS!!! Now, I have no blazer to take on my summer vacation :( I wish someone had called me to let me know they were closing or that they had found my ticket so I could come pick it up before their store closed. The lack of customer service left a really bad taste in my mouth.

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They charged me $60 to dry clean a dress and a shawl! The dress wasn't even long, it was short and did not have much fabric. They are unbelievably overpriced. The gentleman that works there is the biggest unfriendly grump. Do not go there unless you want to waste your money. Since when can dry cleaners get away with charging $60 for two pieces?

1
★☆☆☆☆

They charged me $60 to dry clean a dress and a shawl! The dress wasn't even long, it was short and did not have much fabric. They are unbelievably overpriced. The gentleman that works there is the biggest unfriendly grump. Do not go there unless you want to waste your money. Since when can dry cleaners get away with charging $60 for two pieces?

Cons: OVERPRICED AND UNFRIENDLY

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