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Ira Blutreich

Isn’t it wonderful…the stock market is going great!

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Check it out: P.S. 41 chess team are national champs

BY A.G. BASOLI | The P.S. 41 chess team made all the right moves at Nashville’s K-12 Scholastic Chess National Tournament, a.k.a. the Supernationals V. Third graders on the Greenwich Village School chess team playing in the K-3 section became national champions at the chess über-tournament in April, snatching a dazzling, hard-fought victory from the read more here »

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G.V.L.L. and Harlem go head to head on Memorial Day

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN | The third annual Downtown Little League Memorial Day Tournament was three days of action-packed games, with all-star rosters from four Little League programs from across the city. Fielding teams for two age groups — 9 to 10 and 11 to 12 — Downtown Little League, Peter Stuyvesant Little League and Harlem read more here »

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Evan Forsch, Week of June 6, 2013
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Honoring L.E.S. avant-garde with first annual Acker Awards

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  As the tide of gentrification and the money it brings in its wake continues to wash away the creative culture that made the Lower East Side a world-renowned artistic center, I feel the need to somehow save, at least, an impression of what made the L.E.S. such a creative force. Creating read more here »

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Ira Blutreich
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Wild times in Austria

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  | The recent Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe tour in Austria featured acts like the heavily tattooed Zombie Boy — who appeared in a Lady Gaga video, as well on as a German modeling show — and is hugely popular in Europe. There were also ballerinas and break dancers, and gymnasts and aerialists.

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Evan Forsch
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Conceal and carry: And the lead poisoning is free!

TO: Shannon Rose Eclectic Media Productions Tampa, Florida Dear Ms. Rose: I am in receipt of your May 17 e-mail headlined, “FREE AMMO FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.” It sort of stopped me in my tracks. Free ammo for  me? Golly gee. Reading further, I learn that a gentleman named Tim Schmidt, president and founder read more here »

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Soho House has my support, but won’t get Acker Awards

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  I have finished my exploration of Soho House. It was interesting, and I’m glad that I took the opportunity to check them out. I see them fitting into this new Lower East Side. No different than the two new luxury hotels going up on Ludlow St. Of course, though — and read more here »

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