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Ever wonder who was behind the free clothing, books and other doodads displayed on and by a chain link fence on Ludlow Street? The Villager tracks the good Samaritan down. Her name is Vicki Rovere, and she describes herself as an 'environmental scavenger.' She's also the author of the book 'Where To Go: A Guide to Manhattan’s Toilets.' [Villager]