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De la Vega Trades East Harlem for East Village

Artist James de la Vega is not doing badly these days. With a brand-new East Village storefront and crowds of affluent shoppers drifting in every day, the former East Harlem icon is thrilled with his new gallery. Although rents along the retail corridor of St. Mark’s Place range from $6,000 to $12,000 per month, de…