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And so the veggie worm turns….

[media-credit name="Photo by Milo Hess " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] On Sunday, the Veggie Pride Parade — including this apple with a “spokes worm” — marched from Little W. 12th St. in the Meatpacking District to Union Square.

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Chupi watch: Getting plastered

[media-credit name="Photo by Toni Dalton " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Workers at Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi on W. 11th St. between West and Washington Sts. have been plastering spots on the whimsical building’s faded pink facade lately. Could it be setting the stage for the application of a fresh coat of Pompei red paint?

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Johnny comes marching home, then catches ferry to Governors

[media-credit name="Photo by Milo Hess " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] On Saturday, joining the Governors Island opening-day festivities were a group of Civil War re-enactors, including the woman above. Representing the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment, they did lots of drilling with their muskets, and just generally waiting around for the Rebels to show up — read more here »

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No masking it: Loisaida Fest was well worth crowing about

[media-credit name="Photos by Clayton Patterson " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Since 1987, the Loisaida Festival has been celebrated on the Sunday before Memorial Day. This year’s installment saw many vendors, including the woman painting a mask, above left. Of course there was great music, from conga players and singers to more casual itinerant music makers, like the read more here »

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We are family: Community feeling flows at festival

[media-credit name="Photo by Marlis Momber " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] The “Loisaida Family” gathered in front of Casa Adela restaurant, at Avenue C and Fifth St., Sunday in honor of the 20th anniversary of the death of Bimbo Rivas, the famed Lower East Side poet, playwright and community activist.

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Now that’s a stretch

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]  Earlier this month, Justin Mondshine was moving his sculpture — which he got in South Africa — from his old apartment on Christopher St. to his new place on W. 16th St. When the sculpture was shipped to New York, it was for some reason broken at the read more here »

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They’re hard-boiled in this park — the eggs, that is

 

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Healing, and praying land and sea won’t erupt again

[media-credit name="Photos by Q. Sakamaki " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit]    Photographer Q. Sakamaki was in Iwate Prefecture, in Japan’s Tohoku region, in March to document the one-year anniversary of the devastating Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami. As of this March, the National Police Agency of Japan had reported roughly 16,000 deaths and 3,200 people missing as a read more here »

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Hole lotta construction going on

[media-credit name="Photo by Marlis Momber " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Soon the foundation for the new building at 51 Astor Place, being constructed by Minskoff Equities, will be completed and the stories will start to rise. Located on the former site of The Cooper’s Union Engineering Building, the new 400,000-square-foot edifice will be primarily for office tenants, read more here »

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Obama takes it to another level at the Rubin Museum

[media-credit name="Photos by Bob Krasner" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]The Obama Victory Fund 2012 rented the Rubin Museum of Art, at 17th St. and Seventh Ave., on Monday, filling it with about 200 supporters who had contributed toward the campaign at various levels. The museum is dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Twenty or so of the read more here »

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