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Ira Blutreich, Week of July 25, 2013
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Nyx has a ball wowing them with her high-flying catches

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  When Nyx plays catch in the Tompkins Square Park dog run, people walking by stop to watch in awe. It’s quite a spectacle when the almost 3-year-old Belgian Malinois leaps about 3 feet into the air with seemingly little effort and lots of agility to field balls from Tripp Zanetis, her read more here »

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Portal 2 transports people to after-party with queen

The Portal Parades — by the East Village-based Free Art Society and Antidote Games — promise to transport participants to the “hidden East Village.” On July 13, dressed in a black-and-white theme a crowd converged at Portal 2, on E. Sixth St. between Avenues A and B, next to Sidewalk Cafe, where a new freshly read more here »

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Former Village player is making a name for himself

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  James Usher. Remember the name because this kid is going places. The Village native is a star baseball player who recently capped off an excellent junior season with his varsity program at Trinity High School on the Upper West Side. As a 7-year-old, Usher was first introduced to baseball through Francisco read more here »

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With Leroy run and PB bones, dog duo enjoying la dolce vita

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  You can frequently find Massimo and Francesco at the Leroy St. Dog Run in the Hudson River Park. Massimo, 10, a golden retriever, will likely be proudly showing off his tennis ball, while Francesco, 6, a black lab-border collie mix, will be stealing other dogs’ tennis balls, doing a bit of read more here »

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Ira Blutreich, Week of July 11, 2013
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Snapshots from an L.E.S. documentarian’s archives

Above left, the late Taylor Mead, the former Warhol superstar, posed for a photo with Richie Chang — local building superintendent and Fire Department buff — in a Ludlow St. bodega two years ago. Above right, three young neighborhood women posed for their photo in front of Clayton Patterson’s Essex St. door, “The Wall of read more here »

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Evan Forsch, Week of July 4, 2013
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For a past G.V.L.L. standout it’s playing hardball or no ball at all

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  When Hera Andre-Bergmann was 5 years old, she casually threw a stuffed animal across the room to her father. Sometime later, her father signed her up to a beginners baseball program at Chelsea Piers, and later Greenwich Village Little League. Although Hera had spent most of her life playing baseball, eventually, read more here »

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Ira Blutreich
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