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  • New York City from the 1970s to 9/11: Through the Lens of Meredith Marciano

    A film industry location scout with a keen eye for settings, Meredith Jacobson Marciano has been an East Village resident since 1986. An avid photographer with an eye for pop culture, ephemera, and architecture, Meredith captured on film some of her favorite places and the […]

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  • Even More on the Mob

    We’ve already established that the mafia in the East Village liked their cannolis and their veal scallopini.  This next bit of history is is consistent with that pattern.  Lanza’s Restaurant, located at 168 1st Avenue in a tenement built in 1871, was opened in 1904 […]

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