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Giando on the Water

Brooklyn , NY

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Brooklyn, NY US
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Selina
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
This place is amazing and I knew it would be great for my wedding the first time I laid my eyes! My wedding was a fairy take thanks to giandos and Joe of course. Joe was so helpful and was there for me whenever I needed him. Thank you joe for making my wedding so special! The food was amazing and I can't even tell you about the cake (AMAZING).
This place is amazing and I knew it would be great for my wedding the first time I laid my eyes! My wedding was a fairy Read more...
This place is amazing and I knew it would be great for my wedding the first time I laid my eyes! My wedding was a fairy take thanks to giandos and Joe of course. Joe was so helpful and was there for me whenever I needed him. Thank you joe for making my wedding so special! The food was amazing and I can't even tell you about the cake (AMAZING). Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Giando on the Water is a hidden gem in Williamsburg, right next to the Williamsburg Bridge. The view is spectacular and can not even be described in words. Ceremony site is right outside on the water with a view of the 3 bridges, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Freedom Tower, etc. Joe Leone and the team at the Giando's is unmatched - they all go above and beyond for you and your guests!
Giando on the Water is a hidden gem in Williamsburg, right next to the Williamsburg Bridge. The view is spectacular and Read more...
Giando on the Water is a hidden gem in Williamsburg, right next to the Williamsburg Bridge. The view is spectacular and can not even be described in words. Ceremony site is right outside on the water with a view of the 3 bridges, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Freedom Tower, etc. Joe Leone and the team at the Giando's is unmatched - they all go above and beyond for you and your guests! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We got married here over memorial day weekend and it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! The view was amazing, the food was spectacular, and the whole staff was friendly, accommodating, and helpful - especially the manager Joe! We had the time of our lives and our guests seemed to enjoy themselves....we keep hearing excellent feedback! We live in Brooklyn and wanted to get married in the area - we couldn't have asked for anything better.
We got married here over memorial day weekend and it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! The view was amazing, the food was Read more...
We got married here over memorial day weekend and it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! The view was amazing, the food was spectacular, and the whole staff was friendly, accommodating, and helpful - especially the manager Joe! We had the time of our lives and our guests seemed to enjoy themselves....we keep hearing excellent feedback! We live in Brooklyn and wanted to get married in the area - we couldn't have asked for anything better. Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We cant say enough about Giando. Our banquet manager, Joe, made our wedding planning so easy and seamless. The location was perfect, the food was great, the service was great, and our guests had a wonderful time. The view made the need for wedding decor minimal. Our maitre'd Michael was fantastic and took care of everything. Our attendant, Carmen, made sure that we were well hydrated and had a chance to eat throughout the day. The staff partnered really well with all our vendors and everything was smooth. Giando on the water truly is a gem in NYC
We cant say enough about Giando. Our banquet manager, Joe, made our wedding planning so easy and seamless. The location Read more...
We cant say enough about Giando. Our banquet manager, Joe, made our wedding planning so easy and seamless. The location was perfect, the food was great, the service was great, and our guests had a wonderful time. The view made the need for wedding decor minimal. Our maitre'd Michael was fantastic and took care of everything. Our attendant, Carmen, made sure that we were well hydrated and had a chance to eat throughout the day. The staff partnered really well with all our vendors and everything was smooth. Giando on the water truly is a gem in NYC Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone was wowed by the views. The staff was professional and incredibly helpful. The food was great. We had a wonderful time. Couldn't recommend it more!
Everyone was wowed by the views. The staff was professional and incredibly helpful. The food was great. We had a wonderful Read more...
Everyone was wowed by the views. The staff was professional and incredibly helpful. The food was great. We had a wonderful time. Couldn't recommend it more! Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
The view here is out of this world. Everyone kept talking about how beautiful it is here! The banquet managers were very responsive and willing to work with us throughout the whole process. The food was delicious and the staff very attentive and professional.
The view here is out of this world. Everyone kept talking about how beautiful it is here! The banquet managers were very Read more...
The view here is out of this world. Everyone kept talking about how beautiful it is here! The banquet managers were very responsive and willing to work with us throughout the whole process. The food was delicious and the staff very attentive and professional. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.6/5.0
Giando's was a perfect venue for my husband and I. The view is spectacular, food was yummy and service was great. I was not disappointed!
Giando's was a perfect venue for my husband and I. The view is spectacular, food was yummy and service was great. I was Read more...
Giando's was a perfect venue for my husband and I. The view is spectacular, food was yummy and service was great. I was not disappointed! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing veiws ,food was great service was top of the line a hidden gem in willamsburg brooklyn, the veiw of the skyline and the rooms are beautiful. See joe he was so helpful and nice just a great guy and a perfect place for any event if you want that wow effect this is the place to go.
Amazing veiws ,food was great service was top of the line a hidden gem in willamsburg brooklyn, the veiw of the skyline Read more...
Amazing veiws ,food was great service was top of the line a hidden gem in willamsburg brooklyn, the veiw of the skyline and the rooms are beautiful. See joe he was so helpful and nice just a great guy and a perfect place for any event if you want that wow effect this is the place to go. Read less
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Arlene
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I wish I could show you pictures in this review. The venue is breathtaking...everyone said the view from there was EPIC! The food, service, everything was tip top...they took very good care of us.. All of our guests were blown away at the menu offerings and the excellent execution of the meal. . I can't say enough about the place!
I wish I could show you pictures in this review. The venue is breathtaking...everyone said the view from there was EPIC! Read more...
I wish I could show you pictures in this review. The venue is breathtaking...everyone said the view from there was EPIC! The food, service, everything was tip top...they took very good care of us.. All of our guests were blown away at the menu offerings and the excellent execution of the meal. . I can't say enough about the place! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Joe was great. He does not do email but he is responsive over the phone. The venue is beautiful, staff is helpful and the food is great. Louie on the staff is also very helpful and friendly. We visited multiple times and they were friendly and helpful with my 100 questions the whole time. Overall a really great experience.
Joe was great. He does not do email but he is responsive over the phone. The venue is beautiful, staff is helpful and the Read more...
Joe was great. He does not do email but he is responsive over the phone. The venue is beautiful, staff is helpful and the food is great. Louie on the staff is also very helpful and friendly. We visited multiple times and they were friendly and helpful with my 100 questions the whole time. Overall a really great experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding reception at Giando this past July. From the day (my-then-fiancé) and I went to see this venue we both immediately fell in love with it. We wanted something that wasn’t too far for our guests (we’re both native New Yorkers) and this place definitely surpassed our expectations. We worked with Joe, who’s very experienced at event planning. Joe answered all questions, laid out what we needed to know, followed up and made sure everything went smoothly. Our families and friends are still talking about the beautiful place, staff and food at Giando. We are extremely happy we chose this venue and recommend it!

Jes & Sergio
We just had our wedding reception at Giando this past July. From the day (my-then-fiancé) and I went to see this venue we Read more...
We just had our wedding reception at Giando this past July. From the day (my-then-fiancé) and I went to see this venue we both immediately fell in love with it. We wanted something that wasn’t too far for our guests (we’re both native New Yorkers) and this place definitely surpassed our expectations. We worked with Joe, who’s very experienced at event planning. Joe answered all questions, laid out what we needed to know, followed up and made sure everything went smoothly. Our families and friends are still talking about the beautiful place, staff and food at Giando. We are extremely happy we chose this venue and recommend it!

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Amy
Wedding:
6/29/2012
4.6/5.0
Giando on the Water can make your dreams come true! Joe is the guy in charge and although a little old school (he doesn't email) he gets things done! We rented the entire venue and had 185 people who were well fed and well taken care of the entire evening. The food was good, service excellent and you can't top the views at Giando on the Water. This place should definitely be on your radar if you're looking to get married in Brooklyn!
Giando on the Water can make your dreams come true! Joe is the guy in charge and although a little old school (he doesn't Read more...
Giando on the Water can make your dreams come true! Joe is the guy in charge and although a little old school (he doesn't email) he gets things done! We rented the entire venue and had 185 people who were well fed and well taken care of the entire evening. The food was good, service excellent and you can't top the views at Giando on the Water. This place should definitely be on your radar if you're looking to get married in Brooklyn! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/22/2012
4.5/5.0
joe and his team at Giando were amazing. there was never a moment that i felt like i was being pushed or rushed. they always made sure i had a drink in my hand, food in my belly and made sure the groom was where he needed to be when he needed to be there. the food was excellent, the cake was beautiful and we felt like royalty. thank you giando for making my wedding an affair to remember....
joe and his team at Giando were amazing. there was never a moment that i felt like i was being pushed or rushed. they Read more...
joe and his team at Giando were amazing. there was never a moment that i felt like i was being pushed or rushed. they always made sure i had a drink in my hand, food in my belly and made sure the groom was where he needed to be when he needed to be there. the food was excellent, the cake was beautiful and we felt like royalty. thank you giando for making my wedding an affair to remember.... Read less
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Shalonda
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I love Giando's on the Water and Mr. Joe! If you want a classy venue with an amazing view Giandos is the place for you. Mr. Joe worked with us from a list of 130 that grew to 260 + he made sure that we were able to fit everyone and everything was Perfect. Mr. Joe also followed up with us to ensure everything was great! From the moment we arrived all the staff were very attentive and made sure that my husband and I was happy. Mr. Joe recommended our florist Pedestals and Linens. Our wedding was BEAUTIFUL and people are still talking about the view, food and drinks. The best part was on the day of our wedding it was about to rain Mr. Joe came to the limo and said everything is Beautiful and so are you. I spoke to the Man upstairs and all with be Great. Mr. Joe it did rain a lil but you were so right Everything was Great! Thanks a million! Shalonda & Haisel Vasquez
I love Giando's on the Water and Mr. Joe! If you want a classy venue with an amazing view Giandos is the place for you. Read more...
I love Giando's on the Water and Mr. Joe! If you want a classy venue with an amazing view Giandos is the place for you. Mr. Joe worked with us from a list of 130 that grew to 260 + he made sure that we were able to fit everyone and everything was Perfect. Mr. Joe also followed up with us to ensure everything was great! From the moment we arrived all the staff were very attentive and made sure that my husband and I was happy. Mr. Joe recommended our florist Pedestals and Linens. Our wedding was BEAUTIFUL and people are still talking about the view, food and drinks. The best part was on the day of our wedding it was about to rain Mr. Joe came to the limo and said everything is Beautiful and so are you. I spoke to the Man upstairs and all with be Great. Mr. Joe it did rain a lil but you were so right Everything was Great! Thanks a million! Shalonda & Haisel Vasquez Read less
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wedding51912
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Giando on the Water was a wonderful place to get married. The location can't be beat and the food was AMAZING. It may not be the most inexpensive venue, but it is worth every cent. I highly recommend getting married here if you are looking for a true NY wedding experience :)
Giando on the Water was a wonderful place to get married. The location can't be beat and the food was AMAZING. It may not Read more...
Giando on the Water was a wonderful place to get married. The location can't be beat and the food was AMAZING. It may not be the most inexpensive venue, but it is worth every cent. I highly recommend getting married here if you are looking for a true NY wedding experience :) Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful place! I had my wedding there this past March (2012) and I couldn't be happier with the service. The venue is gorgeous with spectacular views of the city. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Joe, the owner, made me feel like family. He was great to work with and really helpful in picking out vendor's (dj, flowers, cake etc). He made planning my wedding a breeze. Everything got taken care of and I didn't have to stress at all. I'll be back for my 1st year anniversary for sure.
What a wonderful place! I had my wedding there this past March (2012) and I couldn't be happier with the service. The Read more...
What a wonderful place! I had my wedding there this past March (2012) and I couldn't be happier with the service. The venue is gorgeous with spectacular views of the city. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Joe, the owner, made me feel like family. He was great to work with and really helpful in picking out vendor's (dj, flowers, cake etc). He made planning my wedding a breeze. Everything got taken care of and I didn't have to stress at all. I'll be back for my 1st year anniversary for sure. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
10/21/2011
2.6/5.0
This venue is beautiful, but what you may save on per person rate, you quickly add by the "fees". There is a 20% gratuity, AND another "concierge" fee, which is 10%, so you wind up paying an addition 30% on top of your per person rate and taxes.

Not worth it.

Locaiton was not very flexible with time even though my event was the only event of the day/evening, and my ceremony AND reception was held there.

I lost my cocktail hour because at the last minute the ceremony had to be placed under the tent because of the weather.

I love this location and I was so happy to have my wedding there, but overall, it was not worth the money.

My reception was wonderful due to a very attentive staff and the decor by simplytymeless creation.

Very plain ballroom, needs lots of decor.
This venue is beautiful, but what you may save on per person rate, you quickly add by the "fees". There is a 20% gratuity, Read more...
This venue is beautiful, but what you may save on per person rate, you quickly add by the "fees". There is a 20% gratuity, AND another "concierge" fee, which is 10%, so you wind up paying an addition 30% on top of your per person rate and taxes.

Not worth it.

Locaiton was not very flexible with time even though my event was the only event of the day/evening, and my ceremony AND reception was held there.

I lost my cocktail hour because at the last minute the ceremony had to be placed under the tent because of the weather.

I love this location and I was so happy to have my wedding there, but overall, it was not worth the money.

My reception was wonderful due to a very attentive staff and the decor by simplytymeless creation.

Very plain ballroom, needs lots of decor. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.9/5.0
Honestly, we couldn't have been happier with Giando on the Water. The view left my guests breathless, and it was $25 less per head than anywhere else in the area! Joe, the Events Director was amazingly helpful - he doesn't do anything over email, which was slightly inconvenient for me, but I don't blame him as he would probably be getting emails constantly from brides!! The service was outstanding too. I noticed, but my guests commented on how responsive the staff was, and the quality of the food was great. All in all, this is a GREAT place to get married, but shhh....it's a secret because no one knows about it! That's the best part - all these savvy new yorkers who've been to weddings all over the city kept saying "how did I not know about this place?!"
Honestly, we couldn't have been happier with Giando on the Water. The view left my guests breathless, and it was $25 less Read more...
Honestly, we couldn't have been happier with Giando on the Water. The view left my guests breathless, and it was $25 less per head than anywhere else in the area! Joe, the Events Director was amazingly helpful - he doesn't do anything over email, which was slightly inconvenient for me, but I don't blame him as he would probably be getting emails constantly from brides!! The service was outstanding too. I noticed, but my guests commented on how responsive the staff was, and the quality of the food was great. All in all, this is a GREAT place to get married, but shhh....it's a secret because no one knows about it! That's the best part - all these savvy new yorkers who've been to weddings all over the city kept saying "how did I not know about this place?!" Read less
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michele
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The team at Giando on the Water was ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! Joe Leonni (Manager) is a sweetheart and you can tell he loves what he does! Lucy and Alex were also amazing. The view was spectacular, the food...everything was amazing! I would DEFINITELY recommend this vendor to any NY bride!
The team at Giando on the Water was ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! Joe Leonni (Manager) is a sweetheart and you can tell he loves Read more...
The team at Giando on the Water was ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! Joe Leonni (Manager) is a sweetheart and you can tell he loves what he does! Lucy and Alex were also amazing. The view was spectacular, the food...everything was amazing! I would DEFINITELY recommend this vendor to any NY bride! Read less
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Demetra
Wedding:
6/5/2011
3.8/5.0
Joe was very helpful and very nice ..The help us with the extra details we wanted in the reception .The guy the had in charge of our wedding was very nice as well,we told him our waitress keeps on disappearing on us and he made sure that he came and was with us instead .He made sure we were happy.Great location,we had our reception outside and it was a gorgeous nite..you might just want to ask for for wait staff ,i didnt think there were enough to go around..
Joe was very helpful and very nice ..The help us with the extra details we wanted in the reception .The guy the had in Read more...
Joe was very helpful and very nice ..The help us with the extra details we wanted in the reception .The guy the had in charge of our wedding was very nice as well,we told him our waitress keeps on disappearing on us and he made sure that he came and was with us instead .He made sure we were happy.Great location,we had our reception outside and it was a gorgeous nite..you might just want to ask for for wait staff ,i didnt think there were enough to go around.. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
4/23/2011
4.4/5.0
From the outside the venue looks eh ~ But once you go inside it's jaw dropping. The reception room has floor to ceiling glass... beautiful views of the city, bridges, and water. If your day is perfect the ceremony will be held outdoors (there was a thunderstorm my wedding day) but the backup plan is in the reception room.

I recommended the venue to another friend of mine and they got married here a few months after mine. We got to check each other's wedding without the stress which was an added bonus for the both of us.

The biggest plus they only hold one wedding at a time so you won't run into another bride.
From the outside the venue looks eh ~ But once you go inside it's jaw dropping. The reception room has floor to ceiling Read more...
From the outside the venue looks eh ~ But once you go inside it's jaw dropping. The reception room has floor to ceiling glass... beautiful views of the city, bridges, and water. If your day is perfect the ceremony will be held outdoors (there was a thunderstorm my wedding day) but the backup plan is in the reception room.

I recommended the venue to another friend of mine and they got married here a few months after mine. We got to check each other's wedding without the stress which was an added bonus for the both of us.

The biggest plus they only hold one wedding at a time so you won't run into another bride. Read less
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Sharlim
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't compliment this place enough. They did an awesome job for my wedding. Joe, Alex, and Carmen made sure I had everything I needed and more. With the terrible forecast and few incidents that arose they took care of it all so that I could have a smooth wedding. I would definitely recommend this venue to any of you. Please go see it in person; pictures don't do it any justice.
I can't compliment this place enough. They did an awesome job for my wedding. Joe, Alex, and Carmen made sure I had Read more...
I can't compliment this place enough. They did an awesome job for my wedding. Joe, Alex, and Carmen made sure I had everything I needed and more. With the terrible forecast and few incidents that arose they took care of it all so that I could have a smooth wedding. I would definitely recommend this venue to any of you. Please go see it in person; pictures don't do it any justice. Read less
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trozenfeld
Wedding:
10/11/2010
4.7/5.0
We had an amazing time! Beaaaaaaautiful venue!!! Thank you everybody at Giando for making our day just so much more special!
We had an amazing time! Beaaaaaaautiful venue!!! Thank you everybody at Giando for making our day just so much more Read more...
We had an amazing time! Beaaaaaaautiful venue!!! Thank you everybody at Giando for making our day just so much more special! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Joe and the staff at Giando's are wonderful, and very easy to work with. The venue is amazing. The food is delicious and the view of the city from Giando's is gorgeous.
Joe and the staff at Giando's are wonderful, and very easy to work with. The venue is amazing. The food is delicious and Read more...
Joe and the staff at Giando's are wonderful, and very easy to work with. The venue is amazing. The food is delicious and the view of the city from Giando's is gorgeous. Read less
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jlobride
Wedding:
8/20/2010
4.5/5.0
Great Venue. One of the best locations in New York City. They are very flexible. You can't get a better wedding for the price
Great Venue. One of the best locations in New York City. They are very flexible. You can't get a better wedding for the Read more...
Great Venue. One of the best locations in New York City. They are very flexible. You can't get a better wedding for the price Read less
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xdkny23x
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Giando on the Water met our expectations to the max. Joe Leonni was so helpful and flexible with our needs. The food is amazing and the views are out of this world. We could not have gotten a better price on the venue either. Our pictures are beautiful and you can never go wrong with a backdrop view of Manahattan. Our guests loved that the venue was local as well. We had an awesome city wedding and didnt go into debt. Definitely a place worth checking out :)
Giando on the Water met our expectations to the max. Joe Leonni was so helpful and flexible with our needs. The food is Read more...
Giando on the Water met our expectations to the max. Joe Leonni was so helpful and flexible with our needs. The food is amazing and the views are out of this world. We could not have gotten a better price on the venue either. Our pictures are beautiful and you can never go wrong with a backdrop view of Manahattan. Our guests loved that the venue was local as well. We had an awesome city wedding and didnt go into debt. Definitely a place worth checking out :) Read less
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Mrs. B.
Wedding:
9/24/2006
5.0/5.0
I was totally thrilled with having found a local place where everyone could travel too easily that not only had excellent food but had such a beautiful back drop... Manhattan! You could only imagine how beautiful our view was and our pictures couldn't have been better! We found what we were looking for... an exceptional venue with a view and without having to cross any bridges!
I was totally thrilled with having found a local place where everyone could travel too easily that not only had excellent Read more...
I was totally thrilled with having found a local place where everyone could travel too easily that not only had excellent food but had such a beautiful back drop... Manhattan! You could only imagine how beautiful our view was and our pictures couldn't have been better! We found what we were looking for... an exceptional venue with a view and without having to cross any bridges! Read less
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