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More than a year after the coronavirus lockdowns slammed the Big Apple, life appears to be returning to parts of Manhattan, which is helping the island’s struggling restaurant industry bounce back. While areas dominated by office towers continue to struggle, people are returning in droves to residential areas like the Upper West and Upper East sides, real-estate sources said. And that’s boosting business for area restaurants. “Business is coming back in all neighborhoods,” said Simon Oren, a restaurateur with 15 eateries across Manhattan, including in the Flatiron District, on the Upper West and Upper East sides and in Hell’s Kitchen. “It is nicer out, so people are getting out more and sitting outside. And now there is 50 percent indoor-dining capacity, which is a fantastic boost.” “That combined with nicer weather is helping every neighborhood — although we are very far from our 2019 numbers,” he said. While Oren is seeing a boost across the board, he acknowledges that the biggest rebounds have been at his restaurants on the Upper West and Upper East sides, which emptied out last summer as well-off residents fled to the Hamptons and the city’s suburbs. But now people are flocking to those areas. The