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Jennifer Mankins of Bird Likes Phillip Lim, Vena Cava, and Reyes

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Throughout the week, buyers from Bergdorf Goodman, Bird, Intermix, and Jeffrey New York will tell us which runway looks they plan to snatch up for fall. Jennifer Mankins, owner of Brooklyn boutique Bird, files her picks. She loves the Reyes's colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim's eveningwear, Generra's cashmere slouch hat, and Vena Cava's wicker prints.

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Lawyer's Delight

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Plaintiffs: Michael Wright, professionally known as Wonder Mike; Guy O'Brien, p/k/a Master G; collectively p/k/a The Sugarhill Gang Defendants: Rhino Entertainment Co.; The Sanctuary Group; Sugar Hill Music Publishing Ltd.; Joseph Robinson Jr. Accusation: Wonder Mike and Master G, two of three original members of Sugarhill Gang, say the son of the couple who signed them back in 1979 stole their names through fraudulent trademark applications and has put together a replacement band that performs — well, lip-syncs — Sugarhill's songs. In a lawsuit filed Oct. 20 in a Manhattan federal court, Wright and O'Brien also say the poseur is laying claim to their royalties, and that they haven't been paid for at least fifteen years on any of their recordings.

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Luc Sante Prefers ‘Linner’ to Brunch

Name: Luc Sante
Age: 52
Job: Writer
Neighborhood: Ulster County (but formerly Park Slope, Lower East Side, Upper West Side) Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Bartleby the Scrivener. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Salt-and-pepper shrimp at a place on the Bowery below Canal, the name of which I no longer recall. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Put together sentences.

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