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Birth of a Voice, Chapter I: The apartment on Perry

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  The happiest place I ever lived was a one-room apartment — or one and a quarter rooms — one flight up at 62 Perry Street in Greenwich Village. It was a good-sized rectangular room — the tiny adjunct was the stoveless double-hotplate — facing south over a congregation of backyard gardens, read more here »

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Actors, artists, activists, all in the mix on L.E.S.

CLAYTON  |  Tom Corn, artist and musician, left, and Grady Alexis, an artist from Haiti, hanging out at Bullet Space squat on E. Third St. in the early 1990s. The two collaborated on many art shows. Alexis was killed in 1991 when he got into an altercation with an off-duty police officer who was driving read more here »

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Pitching horseshoes and column ideas with Billy Rose

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  There was a period in my confused youth when I was kept alive as a ghostwriter for Billy Rose. Well, not a ghostwriter exactly, but an idea man, one of a handful supplying material for 50-something-year-old Billy’s weekly “Pitching Horseshoes” column in Hearst’s now-long-defunct Daily Mirror. What you’d do is rack read more here »

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Ira Blutreich
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Co-op dogged by charges it won’t allow service pets

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  The federal government is suing a housing co-op on the Lower East Side on behalf of three residents who are not allowed to keep their emotional support dogs. The original lawsuit, which was filed against East River Housing Corp., in December 2013, claimed the housing cooperative, located at 573 Grand St., read more here »

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With tenacious ‘D,’ N.Y.U. jams  Judges, stays unbeaten at home

BY DANIEL-JEAN LUBIN   |  New York University men’s basketball team picked up its fifth straight victory thanks to a hard-fought 64-58 win over Brandeis University on last Saturday at Coles gym in the Village. The Violets (11-1) once again received valuable contributions from sophomore starters Evan Kupferberg and Costis Gontikas, with both scoring in read more here »

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Ira Blutreich, Jan. 9, 2014
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The Bensons’ Buddy (and also the upstairs neighbors’ Buddy)

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Recently on a street in Tribeca, a Cockapoo, a cocker spaniel and poodle mix, suddenly appeared, unleashed, and seemingly unattended. But his owner, Lori Benson, was nearby, and watching Buddy from behind her apartment building’s front door. “This is how a lazy person walks their dog,” she joked. After a quick read more here »

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