If there was space, there was art.
Eileen Millan, an artist with a tenure of 40+ years in Chelsea, sprawled out her work in the Vermeer co-op’s boardroom. On the table, in rolling chairs, in bins and even the carts were filled with greeting cards, collages, watercolors and flowers galore.
And one character in particular was painted dozens of times with a different color palette for each face, all with differing personalities, yet mimicking the same round frame, protruding ears and a gaze that intrudes into the most dark and blissful parts of a soul. Meet Mr. Big Ears.
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A similar Madison Avenue heist happened last year.
A man armed with a handgun and a hammer robbed a Madison Avenue boutique of timepieces worth more than $700,000 Tuesday morning in what police suspect is his second robbery of an upscale watch retailer on the posh avenue in about a year.
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Hundreds of New Yorkers queue up daily at the tiny Soup Spot on West 31st Street.
Walking down 31st Street across from Madison Square Garden at lunchtime, there’s always an intimidating line running outside of the tucked-away, hidden gem that is no bigger than a typical college dorm room.
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Inside an Eighth Avenue hangout, with fights, stretchers and nodding-out patrons
With ten, maybe twenty bags of trash slushing onto each other on the curb, the doors open to four men leaning a little too far into their chairs. Are they asleep? They’re not really moving. A line curls, immobile, from the lone cashier. This is 10 p.m. on a Monday at the McDonald’s on 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.
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