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The New Eastern Bloc

While boldface names pile into Morton Square and its ilk, the Lower East Side's Co-Op Village is drawing its own kind of quasi-celeb crowd. Ebway.org reports that LoHo Realty has sold Co-Op apartments to MTV News correspondent SuChin Pak and The Russian Debutante's Handbook author Gary Shteyngart. Shteyngart, for one, may have been drawn by the, um, Eastern Bloc feel the neighborhood imposes.
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