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  • Hawks With a Taste for Quality Construction

    It’s easy to see, from the many blogs devoted to the subject, that New Yorkers are fans of our local hawks. These raptors add notes of wildness and grace to our busy days, amidst the city’s manmade grit and tumult. Did you know the hawks […]

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  • Happy Birthday W.H. Auden, East Villager

    The British poet W.H. Auden, a towering figure of 20th century letters, is not the first person you’d put in a shabby apartment on St. Mark’s Place. Yet there he lived, at number 77, from 1953 until 1972 when he and his lover Chester Kallman […]

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  • Will ‘One of the Most Important Buildings in the East Village’ Become a Landmark?

    The structure that architectural historian Francis Morrone calls “one of the most important buildings in the East Village” is on the market for $14 million. It’s also set to be considered for city landmark designation this spring. On the first day of October, East Villagers […]

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