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  1. Leftovers
    Food Event at Housing Works; FeelFood’s Fashion Week SpecialToday’s Leftovers.
  2. banksy
    The Original Buyer of Banksy’s Nazi Thrift-Store Painting Bailed [Updated]This is what happens when everyone is anonymous.
  3. Banksy’s Nazi-Adorned Thrift Store Painting Bagged $615,000 for Housing WorksThe windfall of The Banality of the Banality of Evil.
  4. Come Join Splitsider as we Talk to Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner and Dave […]This Thursday at 7pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe here in NYC Splitsider is presenting a super fun panel featuring some of our very favorite […]
  5. disses
    Looks Like the Olsen Weren’t Fans of ModellandThey don’t know what they missed out on.
  6. Really
    Anne Hathaway’s Engagement Party Was at Housing Works With Vegan CupcakesAim higher, Annie.
  7. crime and punishment
    Arrested Protesters Say NYPD Officers Cravenly Ate Their Pizzas [Updated]The hungry activists have dubbed themselves the “Pizza 8”.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    A Throwback French Booze Party at Astor Center; Alex Guarnaschelli Hosts aPlus: Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices comes to Manhattan, a special at Union Square Café, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  9. bagels
    Activist Bagels Protest Bloomberg’s Annual AIDS BreakfastAnd then some bagels got stomped.
  10. party lines
    Richie Rich Thinks Tavi’s Haters Are Just ‘Old, Bitter Cranky People’ Who ‘Live Uptown’Plus, Thom Browne wants to sit down with Paul Reubens and talk about suits: “He’s a really interesting guy.”
  11. first looks
    First Look: Housing Works Fall PreviewThe do-gooder shopfest includes price-slashed pieces from Jacobs, Wang, Nelson, and more.
  12. r.i.p. mcqueen
    Housing Works Launches an Alexander McQueen Online AuctionA mint-condition fur-and-leather bustier dress from fall 2007 is $217 so far.
  13. loose threads
    Saks Plans Store Closures; Naomi Campbell Has Pink Hair on Russian VogueAlso, Lara Stone is the rumored next face of Calvin Klein.
  14. party lines
    The Night We Accidentally Told Salman Rushdie About Padma’s PregnancyWell. That was awkward.
  15. store openings
    Tribeca Housing Works Moves to Chambers Street on FridayThe retail space is getting four times bigger.
  16. store openings
    Housing Works to Open New Location in SohoIt will be located right next to its bookstore-café on Crosby Street.
  17. store openings
    Housing Works to Open in TribecaThe new space will open on February 24 at 72 Warren Street.
  18. first looks
    Inside the Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Housing Works SaleWe took a little trip to the Housing Works warehouse to check out the potential picks — and there are plenty.
  19. video look book
    Video Look Book: The Housing Works WardrobeIn this week’s Video Look Book, Peter Panton shows off his new knuckle tattoos and $25 leather jacket from Housing Works.
  20. NewsFeed
    Think of Pera’s Picnic Baskets As Reproductive SporesPera’s plan to sell picnic baskets may seem like just another sop for Hampton-bound swells; really, it’s part of the restaurant’s master expansion strategy. Executive chef Jason Avery tells us that “Pera was never intended to be a one-shot deal; we’re looking to expand in the city, and across America.” Pera hasn’t found the right space or lease yet, but when it does, it will follow the lead of what Avery is already calling “our flagship restaurant.”
  21. overnights
    The ‘Entourage’ Guilt/Pleasure Index: Costco? Seriously?One week after an innovative and exciting season premiere, in which a documentary crew chronicled Medellin’s impressive on-set turmoil, Entourage transports the whole crew safely — and, for this viewer, sadly, — back to L.A. Good-bye, jungle mania and creative meltdowns!
  22. Openings
    24-Hour Diner Brings Blintzes Back to Kiev SpaceLast week, after over a year of construction, the American Grill finally opened in the old Kiev space, and it will soon be operating 24/7 (it’s currently open till midnight). Will the glorified diner be able to succeed where Loside (now closed 24/7) failed? Will old-neighborhood offerings of pirogen and blintzes lure 4 a.m. drunks away from Odessa? Probably not, but ten-ounce Angus-beef burgers topped with Gruyère, proscuitto, or avocado just might, not to mention a sandwich menu that includes the ‘wich-hound’s holy grail (the hot muffuletta) and a selection of proper entrées created by consulting chef Pnina L. Peled, who previously worked with Sensa and Elmo. The owners (three Greek brothers from Queens) expect to instate their-beer and-wine license any day now, but management insists this is a family spot. You know, in case the tots are hankering for a sixteen-ounce steak after a night at Sin Sin. American Grill, 117 Second Ave., at 7th St.; 212-777-1286. American Grill menu
  23. last night's gig
    Rappers Unite: Ghostface, Fat Joe, and … Marty Markowitz?Staten Island native Ghostface Killah left his bling at home while performing a medley of new and old faves at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on Saturday. Sporting a rhinestone-encrusted tee in lieu of his typical dinner-plate-size pendant, the headliner echoed the Crooklyn-4-eva festival vibe as he signed off after performing “One.”
  24. in other news
    Starting Next Week, Bloomberg Would Like You to Quiet Down, Too These days you’ll find a Chase branch, not kids with boom boxes, on nearly every corner of the city, but, even so, New York’s not exactly a quiet town: There’ll always be horn-honking, engine-revving, and your downstairs neighbor’s death-metal band practice. But don’t be surprised if all those irritants become a bit more muted next week. Bloomberg’s new noise regulations take effect July 1. Unlike Hizzoner’s smoking and trans-fat bans, the 2005 noise-ordinance tweak attracted surprisingly little, well, noise. The tabloids did decry the supposed silencing of Mr. Softee trucks — they will now be allowed to blast their jingle only while on the move — but even that got only limited traction (mostly because everyone hates the damned jingle).
  25. overnights
    ‘John From Cincinnati’: Dr. Smith, We’re Counting on YouWe suspected Dr. Michael Smith would be more important than he looked: Despite appearing in the classically ephemeral television role of “doctor delivering the news in a hallway,” his picture and bio are listed on John From Cincinnati’s official Website. A dead giveaway.
  26. party lines
    Arts Club Honors Heatherette — But Why? What was Heatherette duo Richie Rich and Traver Raines doing being honored by the stuffy old National Arts Club on Gramercy Park South last week? To be honest, no one was quite sure. “I was so taken aback when they called me,” Rich said, looking around him. “It’s like going to Naomi Campbell’s house. I was like, ‘Wow. I’m actually doing something with myself.’” Club president O. Aldon James Jr. explained the rationale: The club wants to be hipper. “They do not need this award,” James said. “Our award needs them.” But were the risqué fashion designers — Heatherette recently brought buttless pants to the runway — the best pick for an institution so unfashionable as to have an old-style dress code? “Oleg Cassini would protest that,” James indignantly replied. “He was a member for 40 years!”
  27. quote machine
    Michael Moore to Tom Delay: It’s On!“[I] will be happy to debate DeLay in whatever prison he ultimately relocates to and allow ABC to cover that debate.” —Michael Moore’s response to Tom DeLay, who called him “chicken” for canceling their debate [Variety]
  28. intel
    Is Christine Quinn Turning Her Back on AIDS Causes? Is the longtime lovefest between City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the city’s AIDS activists finally over? Quinn rose to power working under HIV-positive then-councilman Tom Duane, advocating for tenants, gays, and people with HIV and AIDS when Duane pushed through legislation enabling poor New Yorkers with AIDS to get housing assistance and other benefits. But now a broad swath of activists want those benefits to be available to low-income HIV-positive New Yorkers before they progress to AIDS, and Quinn opposes the plan.
  29. cultural capital
    Paul Auster Is Huge in France, on Crosby Street The two women hurried to finish their cigarettes on the steps of Housing Works bookstore last night, exchanging excited, quick trills in French: Paul Auster was about to arrive in person. This was not surprising: The first thing you hear as you approach an Auster reading, anywhere in the world, is French. Merely a best-selling author in these parts, Auster is a rock star in Paris. He is a subject of picture books — one, called Paul Auster’s New York, contains photos of locales from le maître’s novels — regarded as an official ambassador of authentic New Yorkiness, alongside Woody Allen. And a quick scan of the fans who turned out for a reading from his new novel, Travels in the Scriptorium, suggested a similar ardor can be found in many foreign countries.