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The Day | Lil Wayne’s ‘Jeggings,’ Straight Out of the East Village

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The Times profiles Taavo Somer of Freemans and Peels, who is opening Isa in Williamsburg, and reveals that the so-called “patron saint of hipsters” is “getting sick of New York. Yes, one of downtown’s most imitated tastemakers of the last decade is itching to leave the very place where he made his mark.”

Those flashy “jeggings” that rapper Lil Wayne wore at the MTV Music Video Awards? The Daily News discovers they were created by an East Village designer, TrippNYC.

According to The Post, two teenagers and a 21-year-old were arrested for sneaking into an East Fifth Street apartment around 2 a.m. on Sunday and making off with an iPod, iTouch, and some cash. Read more…