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Patricia Field Announces Closing Date Amidst ‘Liquidation Celebration’

(Shanna Ravindra for NY Magazine)

(Shanna Ravindra for NY Magazine)

The St. Mark’s Bookshop isn’t the only East Village institution that’s been liquidating its stock while an uncertain end date looms. Patricia Field, who just turned 75 last week, announced back in December that she would close her Bowery boutique at some point before the spring, and then announced a 50-percent off sale as she prepared to shutter “around the end of February- mid March 2016.”

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The Sock Man Is Closing, and Patricia Field Is Having a Liquidation Sale

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

The story of Mamoun’s had a happy ending, but not so for another St. Marks Place institution. Marty “The Sock Man” Rosen is shuttering his doors this Friday, January 15.  Today, we caught up with the beloved grump, who confirmed rumors of the closing and told us he’d been socked with a rent hike.

“This is the East Village,” he said, in the midst of rearranging the funky socks and tights he has long sold to everyone from neighborhood punks to Chloe Sevigny. “I don’t want to leave this block. As bad as it is, I don’t want to leave. I don’t know what to do.” He’ll be looking for a new space, but in the meantime you can still order online.

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Pour One Out (and Get Made Over) at the Patricia Field Holiday Party Tonight

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Shanna Ravindra for NY Magazine

You may have heard the news that Patricia Field plans to close her hallowed shop after 50 years of shaking up New York’s art and fashion scenes.

The style icon, known both for stocking a mind-boggling variety of wild, boundary-pushing clothing and for her award-winning work designing costumes for productions like Sex and the City, says she’s ready to move on. She told the Daily News, “I’ve gotta watch out for my health and myself,” but still plans to work on other projects, like pop-ups and movies.

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Michael Alig Is Back in the Limelight With a New Art Show and Documentary

GDPosterHalf2Details have now emerged about the three-tier art crawl honoring Michael Alig that we told you about last month. It remains to be seen whether this veritable Aligpalooza will approach the level of the parties he threw at the Limelight before he famously killed a fellow club kid and was thrown in prison for 17 years; if you’re dying to relive those days, a new documentary screening at the Manhattan Film Festival will provide plenty of throwback footage.

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