Greensmith Studio and Cafe Opens on Emmett Street in Battle Creek

Gerard Gausselin was looking for a studio to create various art projects and noticed the old greenhouse at Greensmith Florists wasn’t being used anymore.  So he and his wife, Patrice, approached longtime owner Roger Jacobs about renting the space.  That’s when they found out that after owning Greensmith Florist and Gifts for more than 20 years, Jacobs was ready to sell the whole place.

The business housed Addington Hills Café until Jacobs closed the restaurant in 2017.  Four years later, on June 9th,  that space re-opened as a café selling MOO-ville Ice Cream, delicious baked goods, and premium

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Staten Island summer festivals 2021: Every Saturday through August, roads will close for food and fun on Van Duzer Street

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Bring on the empanadas and soul food! Each Saturday for 12 consecutive weeks starting this weekend, restaurants and small businesses will be the draw to the heart of Stapleton with regular block parties. The section of Van Duzer at Wright and Beach Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on those days to promote community gatherings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Van Duzer Street Civic Association has organized the family-friendly series through NYC’s Open Streets car-free program. It will continue from June 12 through the rest of the summer.

Chicken empanadas at Amira’s in

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Church Street School for Music and Art celebrates the return of Tribeca

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While the streets steamed with unseasonably brutal weather on Sunday, June 6, the live blues wafting in and around White Street drew crowds closer.  Abby Levine on drums and Stacy Werdin on keyboard were hot, hot, hot! 

White Street’s closure provided plenty of space for parents, children, neighbors, musicians and artists to get inspired. The Happening! of the Church Street School for Music and Art (CSSMA) was definitely happening! 

Located in the former The Flea Theater,

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Princeton’s man on the street

Toby Ilogu is always up to something. The 19-year-old Montgomery resident loves to dive headfirst into a project, whether it’s studying cryptocurrency or making short films.

Now, he’s channeling his energy into TikTok, where he’s amassed over 100,000 followers, starting with first-person videos and evolving into the Everyday Show series, where he dons a suit, sets up camp in Princeton and conducts man-on-the-street-style interviews with anybody who wants to participate.

Ilogu, a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and now a film student at USC, asks whimsical questions like “Are you stupid?” and “Name that Black celebrity.” The videos usually take

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Navarre businesses on State Road 87 see highway as new ‘Main Street’

  • State Road 87 has become a possible contender to create the closest thing Navarre has seen as a Main Street in years.
  • While it was overlooked for years as a viable business corridor, a 17-year, $101 million four-laning project finished up on State Road 87 in 2019 and revamped the 20-mile stretch of highway.
  • State Road 87 businesses owners are confident that they’ve established relationships and created brand loyalty during the detour process that will help them keep up their pre-bridge closure numbers in the future.

For years, Navarre has struggled to establish any sort of “downtown” or Main Street

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Vatican sued by Rome street artist over 2020 Easter stamp Christ art

ROME – One night in early 2019, Rome street artist Alessia Babrow glued a stylized image of Christ she had made onto a bridge near the Vatican. A year later, she was shocked to learn that the Vatican had apparently used a reproduction of the image, which featured Babrow’s hallmark heart emblazoned across Christ’s chest, as its 2020 Easter postage stamp.

Babrow sued the Vatican city-state’s telecommunications office in a Rome court last month, alleging it was wrongfully profiting off her creativity and violating the intent of her artwork. The lawsuit, which is seeking nearly 130,000 euros ($160,000) in damages,

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