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Fashion Week and L.E.S. style connect at the Opening Night

Thousands of art and fashion fans deluged the Lower East Side on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the second annual Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion. As part of the event, more than 40 L.E.S. galleries held their opening fall receptions. Orchard St. between Broome and Grand Sts. was closed read more here »

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Looking for Ludlow suspect

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the above individual wanted for questioning in regard to a burglary that took place on Wed., Aug. 21, inside of 143 Ludlow St. The suspect entered an apartment and removed electronics and jewelry.

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‘Mosaic Man’ regains pole position

Jim Power, the East Village’s “Mosaic Man,” stood next to his F.D.N.Y. 9/11 tribute lamppost on Astor Place on Saturday. The lamppost, bearing Power’s memorials to 9/11 responders, including mosaics reading “FDNY” and “RIP,” was removed without notice by the Department of Transportation last month for utility work in the area. On Saturday, Power happily reported read more here »

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Skillful skull is Portal No. 7

The door of Clayton Patterson’s gallery at 161 Essex St. was recently unveiled as Number 7 in the “13 Portals” project by the Free Art Society. The Clayton portal was celebrated with dancing, drumming and performance by a cast of colorfully costumed revelers. The final event will be in October, when the full mystery of read more here »

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Birthday and mayoral wishes

On Aug. 21, Larry Quinn, Christine Quinn’s father, joined by her father-in-law, Anthony Catullo, stopped by the Greenwich House Senior Center. It was Larry’s birthday, and the seniors helped him celebrate. Of course, they were also there to campaign for Christine in her bid for mayor. Assemblymember Deborah Glick, who is supporting Quinn’s campaign, also read more here »

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De Blasio does lunch with seniors

Bill de Blasio met with senior voters during lunchtime at the Caring Community, at 20 Washington Square North, on Aug. 29. The public advocate — who was accompanied by his wife, Chirlaine McCray, and their two children — addressed the center’s members, then made the rounds, speaking individually with members. His wife also addressed the seniors. read more here »

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The long arm (and legs) of the law at 9th Night Out

  At the recent Night Out Against Crime event outside the East Village’s Ninth Precinct, a stilt-walker stood tall. Despite his uniform, though, he wasn’t really a police officer.

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And they said it was a sin; Avenue A church is gone

 The demolition of Mary Help of Christians Church, on E. 12th St. and Avenue A, which started earlier this month, is over and the site of the former house of worship has been cleared, above. But, as angry graffiti on a construction fence shows, below, the community won’t get over the loss of the historic read more here »

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Drum day afternoon: Beat-heavy buskers pound the park

A pleasant late-summer Saturday in Washington Square was, in the view of — and to the ears of — more than a few parkgoers, marred by the presence of two drummers with their full drum kits last weekend. A few feet east of the park’s fountain, a drummer and his amplified guitarist played, above. While, on the west read more here »

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Weiner and Spitzer are on a roll, at least on gag van

The Weiner Mobile, which you can sometimes find parked in Union Square, is now also sporting the new Spitzer Bordello. But in about the only semblance of decorum seen in this political season, the window hatch for the latter is closed during the day. It’s all an advertising gimmick by Joey Goodwin of Unruly Heir read more here »

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