London Calling The Lower East Side

Zandile Blay

Recession got you down? Wish you could escape for a brief holiday across the pond? Well wish no more! Thirty boutiques in the Lower East Side have banded together to create the ultimate exchange program: Wish You Were Here. The three week-long event gives the Lower East Side a taste of England, specifically the Newburgh Quarter. From tasting British fare to a fashion show featuring London labels like Fred Perry and Twenty8Twelve, this cross-cultural party offers it all. Festivities begin this Saturday, August 22 and end September 13th. The whole shebang them moves to London where the Brits will experience a slice of the Big Apple from October 1st to the 18th. Log on to www.wishyouwerehere.com for a look at the complete schedule.

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