Ellen Turrietta holed up at Ginger's Leather Shop. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

Ellen Turrietta holed up at Ginger’s Leather Shop. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

A fire-haired woman named Ellen Turrietta (a.k.a. Ginger Mama) has outlined something of an occupation corridor on East Seventh Street and Second Avenue in the East Village, turning a strip of sidewalk outside of her former apartment first into a free barbershop and then into a “leather shop” consisting of dog collars, filthy garments, and a skeleton bodysuit complete with inflatable boner.
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