544 West 13th Street under construction in January, via Paul A. Castrucci Architect (L)
Actress Rosario Dawson’s family hopes to buy low-income apartments in a newly renovated building as part of a city program that converts abandoned homes into affordable units. Rosario grew up in an East Village squatter’s den and her family continues to live in the East 13th Street co-op, even after the actress became famous and amassed a net worth of more than $16 million. According to the New York Post, long-time tenants of the building say the Dawson family bullied their way into controlling a third of the 14-unit residence over the last 20 years.
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Kick your week off by fighting human trafficking at The Jane, or at a Q&A with an artist who was once convicted of murder. Abby Hertz brings another immersive art experience to the House of YES, and performance art-partiers CHERYL celebrate pastels at Secret Project Robot. Victoria Manganiello shares her woven works for one night only, as do Toronto short film makers with Mono No Aware. Have your voice heard at the Art in Bushwick town meeting, and help the Lower East Side Girls Club at a fabulous fete hosted by Deborah Harry of Blondie.
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