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The Daily News looks at this election year's biggest lightning rod: NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein.

New York's power bills are the highest in the nation.

The Museum of Chinese in America has "soft" opened on Centre Street.

Mike Albo of the Times declares Orchard Street the summer's "stylish hot spot: "I know this because when I got there I saw a cute young woman wearing a lemon-colored minidress and a zebra-print headband." The article references several of the newish high-end fashion destinations on Orchard, including Amoskeag XX and Robert James. Describing Project No. 8B, Albo concludes:

Some items were so out-of-control fashiony even Sacha Baron Cohen
would break character and sputter. A flash drive tucked inside a mink
tail was $311, and a pair of tightie whitie briefs by Peter Weismann, a
young German designer, was $325. Despite it all, Project No. 8b
adds that necessary flair to the area, especially when juxtaposed with
the old-school shops like Global International Men’s Clothes and Jodamo
that still exist here, with their jaunty Bing Crosby-esque
window displays. One hopes that the hipster traffic will bring these
places fresh business and encourage some interesting cross-pollination. Still, some things will have to change. Leaving the store, I
noticed some slightly faded signs on the street touting this area as
the “Bargain District.” Bargains in BelDel? Maybe in 1878.

Speaking of Orchard Street, a new clothing store is about to open on the block: Self Edge, a San Francisco import selling "vintage style denim."

Kampuchea chef Scott Burnett talks about cooking in one of the city's only Cambodian restaurants.

The Tenement Museum is recreating "Schneider's Saloon, which was once housed in 97 Orchard's basement.

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