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Gathering for President O. and Magnolia

President Obama was in the Village on Tuesday afternoon, eating lunch with Bill Clinton, at Il Mulino, an Italian restaurant on West 3rd Street west of Thompson Street.

Crowds gathered at West 3rd and LaGuardia Place as well as Bleecker and Thompson where the President and his motorcade exited the area.

About a week ago, further west on Bleecker, I saw a long line of people waiting to get into Magnolia Bakery, where Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes in Sex and the City. The line wrapped around the block. I've eaten cupcakes from Magnolia but really like the cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop and the lemon cake from Amy's Bread.