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Bloomberg’s “Earthquake,” Remembering Henry Eckstein, Lilly Tomlin at Dixon Place

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“For a mayor who is very confident in himself, this is an earthquake.” That was the assessment of campaign consultant George Arzt, after Mike Bloomberg's less than convincing victory last night – a result that robs him of a mandate to govern. 

Chinatown had two reasons to be proud last night: not only did Margaret Chin become the first Chinese American to represent the neighborhood on the City Council. John Liu became the first Asian to win citywide office. He's New York's new comptroller.

Knickerbocker Village reports on the death of Henry Eckstein of  H. Eckstein & Sons, the legendary LES dry goods store.

An online novel's narrator sells flu-protection gear out of his Lower East Side apartment "as a deadly H5N1 pandemic washes over the city, causing massive
casualties and wreaking havoc to the social fabric. Better equipped and
informed than the vast of majority of his fellow New Yorkers, the
narrator composes a blog that chronicles his city's struggles and wins
an international following."

The Tenement Museum's collections manager, an "urban archaeologist" shows us what she's discovering in the basement of 97 Orchard. 

Dixon Place announces a benefit: "An Intimate Evening with Lilly Tomlin."

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