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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The 315-mile-long Hudson River harbors some interesting creatures as it flows from Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, but none as dazzling as those who came to honor it on May 12 in the annual Hudson River Pageant. In a swirl of imaginative read more here »

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The harbor was their oyster; Panel ponders bivalve revival

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER   |  Once upon a time, New York Harbor’s oysters were legendary — as large as dinner plates and so plentiful that, before the year 1900, every New Yorker consumed an average of 600 local oysters in a given year. Then the harbor became polluted from heavy industry and local oysters read more here »

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Low rider wags a little lower

[media-credit name="Photos by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]Low-riding Dachshunds, some sporting formal attire, invaded Washington Square Park at noon on Sat., April 28, for the Dachshund Spring Fiesta. The free event was sponsored by the noncompetitive Dachshund Friendship Club. The highlight was the signing of the “Dachsong.” BELOW, a mini-procession of the hot dogs of read more here »

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Adopt-a-dog day afternoon in Washington Square Park

On Sat., May 19, the Alliance for New York City’s Animals will host the third annual Adopt-a-Palooza in Washington Square Park. The event gives animal lovers the opportunity to adopt on the spot more than 100 fully immunized and spayed/neutered, furry friends of various breeds and ages. The family friendly event — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — welcomes pet owners read more here »

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’Net pioneer needs help in fight for rights to .nyc

[media-credit name="Photo by Clayton Patterson " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Paul Garrin in front of P.S. 20, at Essex and Stanton Sts. BY CLAYTON PATTERSON |  I first heard of Paul Garrin after the 1988 Tompkins Square police riot. We both captured, on video, the night of police wilding. Paul’s tape was around 20 minutes and mine was read more here »

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Fitting finale for N.A.C. theater as production really ‘Jacks’ it up

BY TIM LALUMIA  |  Fairy tales are tough to do well onstage. Unfortunately, typical children’s theater does a lot of bad fairy tales. Mostly nightmare, less dream. However, the New Acting Company’s presentation of “Jack and the Beanstalk” was anything but typical. The production was original, poignant and shrewdly funny for both children and their read more here »

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The time to save the park is now; Let’s work together

BY MADELYN WILS   |  For those who believe that we have plenty of time to finish building Hudson River Park, and specifically repairing Pier 40, let’s take a short trip back in time to review some of the events that have happened in the park since I became the Hudson River Park Trust’s president read more here »

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Explicit and harrowing handshakes with death

[media-credit name="Photo by Scott J. Fetterman " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Richard Saudek and friends navigate troubled waters. Ravenhill’s latest dives off the deep end BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Most plays in the English language have a certain formal structure. There are so many characters — anywhere from just one to, oh maybe 30 or 40. Each character read more here »

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Double deal

Bats give wing to Flea theater fest A cast comprised of The Bats — The Flea Theater’s resident acting company — brings to life two world premieres, now playing in rotating repertory as part of the Flea’s New Play Festival. In each case, the playwright takes the audience on a trip through multiple narratives exploring read more here »

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Just Do Art!

  [media-credit name="Photo by Ryan Gilliam " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Doomed lovers at the gates: See “The Bowery Wars.” CLOSING MAY 20: THE BOWERY WARS, PART 2  |  A story of blossoming love between a boy and a girl caught in the middle of a West Side turf war? That urban interpretation of “Romeo & Juliet” read more here »

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