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The Sun also rises…on St. Mark’s Place

The Village Sun is shining on St. Mark’s Place thanks to Jim Power, the East Village’s legendary “Mosaic Man.”

In the immortal, schmaltzy words of Barry Manilow — looks like we made it!

Power is still working on this particular lamp post, at the corner of Third Ave., and obviously needs to add more tiles and grout to finish the job up right. Many of the pole’s other panels include local businesses.

“Hatch tag” The Village Sun. (Photo by The Village Sun)

The Mosaic Man also plans to add a panel to it for the late restaurateur Lucian Bahaj — of Pink Pony and Lucien fame — who died in July at age 74.

It’s all part of Power’s iconic “Mosaic Trail” of decorated lamp posts that wend through the East Village. As he’ll readily tell you, it’s one of New York’s top attractions!

Local merchants are also in “pole position.” (Photo by The Village Sun)
A space left for local restaurateur Lucien Bahaj, who passed away in the summer. (Photo by The Village Sun)

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  1. Little Rainy on the LES Little Rainy on the LES February 10, 2020

    this is a powerful message and tells of the connection with our neighbors and the spot that is filled by this website and news source. Big THANKS to the crew and specially Lincoln for bringing an honest perspective of local events.

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