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Prince Chenoa’s East Village

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During the three years he’s lived in the East Village, Prince Chenoa has been keeping the neighborhood’s rebel heart alive. Born Peter Robinson, he originally made his name with his Prince Peter Collection. Though his edgy t-shirts have been featured in high-fashion glossies and more than a few tabloids — adorning the likes of Lil Wayne, Susan Sarandon and Katy Perry — these days his energies are devoted to being creative director of “Lovecat,” a fanzine for models and the artists who love to chase them. Last weekend, he jaunted to Miami Beach to debut the latest issue to the sun-dipped Art Basel crowd.

Prince Chenoa, as he now prefers to be called, said that the magazine’s aesthetic, which borrows from punk fanzines of the pre-Internet era, was inspired by the East Village’s “cool rock ‘n’ roll vibe that still feels nostalgic of the punk rock days.” The result is a bit “messy, dirty and provocative,” he said — “[produced] on newsprint so we stand out among all the glossies, kind of like an East Village kid would.”

So where does this East Village kid hang out?

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