Volume 74, Number 12 | July 21 - 27, 2004

70 years ago in The Villager

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70 years ago

It was found that Mayor La Guardia’s order to abolish open-air merchandise carts from the Lower East Side — which resulted in the construction of the enclosed Essex St. Market — did not apply to the Bleecker St. pushcart merchants in Greenwich Village. The reason, according to a mayoral spokesperson, was that Bleecker St. sold only fruit, vegetables and fish, as opposed to the clothes and merchandise sold on the Lower East Side.

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