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Mars Bar Makes Last-Ditch Attempt to Join the New East Village

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As part of a farewell art show before it's demolished to make way for 12 stories of luxury apartments, the East Village's Mars Bar is sporting a new look. New, but familiar. An artist is covering the bar with photos of the facade of the nearby Cooper Square Hotel, aka Dubai on the Bowery. We're no art experts, but we think there may be some symbolism.
· Mars Bar facade update (April 21, 2011) [Roger_Paw via EV Grieve]
· Mars Bar coverage [Curbed]