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A neighborhood once besieged by drugs and violence has a new scourge — the falafel guy.

East Villagers are up in arms over a Halal food cart stationed on Avenue A, where residents are complaining of foul-smelling falafel, generator noise and filth — in just three days since its unwelcome arrival.

"You're going to attract more people on the corner while everyone is upstairs trying to sleep," said Dan Forkin, who lives above the cart's new home at East 2nd Street.


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