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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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Anderson creates some buzz as she reimagines drones

  Things were all abuzz over Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City last Wednesday evening as Laurie Anderson performed her new “The Language of the Future” at the River to River Festival. The performance artist released a small fleet of remote-controlled, camera-equipped drones into the air, which hovered over the audience during her mostly politically read more here »

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Jumping Joey: Shadow Warrior

V PET SET Joseph Anthony, a.k.a. Joey, is a rescue cat from Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, “but before Sandy,” explained his best buddy, Toni Dalton. “Most folks there are Italian and that is the most popular name in the neighborhood,” Dalton said. “That’s why I named him Joseph Anthony. “He is a real character. He is read more here »

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