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Now that’s really springing into spring

A little girl in Washington Square Park last weekend broke out a pogo stick and boinged around to her heart’s content. Although spring weather isn’t coming fast enough, thanks to her spring-powered stick, the girl was having a lot of fun.

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The view from the bench

Lucky for the Village, the “Free Advice Girl” is back in Washington Square Park, helping people solve their problems.

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Banking on ‘Windows 200.0’

His name is Obarh and his obsession is unique, futuristic-looking, geometric drawings. He disdains using a table to display his artwork, finding it “limiting.” So last Saturday, he had taped up dozens of his creations in the window panels of the HSBC bank at the corner of 14th St. and Sixth Ave. But saying he read more here »

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Original punk shop rocks on, but in a retro cool way

  BY BOB KRASNER  |  In the fashion world the next thing is always the best thing, unless it’s so retro that it’s cool. Mariann Marlowe, proprietor of the East Village clothing shop Enz’s, has been at both ends of the spectrum. She started out selling Vivienne Westwood’s punk designs in the West Village when read more here »

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Garden increasing development (birdhouses) and programming

  BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Sunday was the season opening of the Jefferson Market Garden, on Greenwich Ave. between Sixth Ave. and 10th St. This year, the magnolia trees and daffodils are foreshadowing the arrival (hopefully!) of spring weather. “Last year, it was warmer and we opened in late March,” noted Jane Osmers, a garden read more here »

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The Seventh Annual Anarchist Book Fair was held this past weekend at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center on the Lower East Side. Dozens of tables with books, posters and T-shirts filled the Suffolk St. center’s main floor. There were several workshops focusing on such diverse topics as “Pirate Party — Why the Hell Would read more here »

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Kickin’ it for loving moms

  Lower East Side musician Alyson Palmer, with her daughter, above, is profiled in Ali Smith’s “Momma Love; How the Mother Half Lives.” Smith is doing a Kickstarter campaign to publish the photo book, which was 12 years in the making. See Page 3.

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Hats on parade…and look what ‘Auntie Pasta’ cooked up

Photos by Jefferson Siegel Plenty of Downtown creativity was on display at Sunday’s Easter Parade on Fifth Ave. in Midtown. From left, Chelsea resident Paul Nagle, who was arts liaison to former City Councilmember Alan Gerson, tipped his cap to “Les Miserables;” East Villager Rolando Vega transformed himself into “Auntie Pasta;” and Carmen Garcia, also read more here »

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Pax has really grown on her

  PET SET West Village dog activist Lynn Pacifico recently adopted a new puppy, Pax, from a shelter. “She is now 53 pounds!” Pacifico kvelled of the growing pooch, above. After the dog run was kicked out of J.J. Walker Field about 15 years ago because local youth sports leagues’ use of the filed had read more here »

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Play it again, Rutherford; He wants ‘White Album’s

BY BOB KRASNER | For a little more than a month, artist Rutherford Chang was the proprietor of an “anti-store.” His project, entitled “We Buy White Albums,” at Soho’s Recess Gallery on Grand St., was the repository for Chang’s collection of copies of The Beatles’ classic “White Album.” Rather than selling the vintage vinyl, however, read more here »

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