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Memorial Day Pickup Truck
Ever since the disappearance of the Cool Old Pickup Truck ® of yore, East Villagers have longed for a replacement. The wait is now over! Introducing: Cool Old Pickup Truck 2.0 ® , seen here outside the beloved Casa Adela, on Avenue C — complete with America...

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Shredded Signs
By the looks of it, someone doesn't like signs taped onto this lamppost on St. Mark's Place: Shredded signs. It's hard to tell where the lamppost ends and the van begins! #eastvillage #signs #lampposts #graffitistickers #vans #graffiti #stmarksplace

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The Curse of Tompkins Square Park
You might think that being directly across from Tompkins Square Park would make that section of Avenue A desirable to people wanting to open a beloved business. Two recently-empty storefronts, side-by-side, tell a different story! Not so long ago, this was ...

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Another Memorial Day, Another Punk Rock Show
I was walking through Tompkins Square Park yesterday afternoon, when I saw what could only described as some kind of Memorial Day punk rock show or another. These punk rock shows are how East Village punks honor the soldiers who died to keep these shows fre...

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Another Falling-Down Building
Regular readers of East Village Today will no doubt remember the falling-down building on East 6th Street I wrote about back in December. Well, that building doesn't hold a candle to this leaner, on East 2nd Street: Leaner. Here is a picture taken from the ...

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Return Of The 4th Street M-14D Bus Stop
East Villagers who live seriously east are rejoicing at the recent return of the 4th Street bus stop on the M-14D line. This stop was removed while construction of the beloved Educational Alliance's new Center for Recovery and Wellness building was underway...

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Buskers Abound
Sunday was certainly the day for busking! I saw this guitar fellow at the First Street Green Cultural Park, on Houston Street: Guitar fellow. He was behind a fence (similar to the one in the picture, on the left), so people passing by couldn't give him any ...

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Bench Up, Bench Down
I was walking across East 3rd Street — lo, these seventeen days ago — when I saw this metal bench, chained to these air-conditioner-accommodating anti-theft bars: Bench, chained. That's one way to stop people from walking away with your bench! However, the ...

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I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
A long, long time ago, before most of you were even born, there was a singer named Nick Lowe, and he sang a song that East Villagers at that time snapped their finger and sang along to, called " I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass "! This was back in the bad...

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Gutted Clock
There's an old saying: "One East Villager's trash is another East Villager's treasure". However, when the trash is put out by the junk store on East 7th Street, this saying no longer applies! Behold: Put out by the junk store. Here is a close-up: Close-up. ...
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