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Birth of a Voice, Chapter 2: Lunch and the 4 voices

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  The lunch at the Chinese restaurant on Eighth Street went on for a couple of hours. I liked Dan Wolf the moment I laid eyes on him. He looked like me, slim, dark, average height. And he thought like me, full of political skepticism, not to say sarcasm. I didn’t know read more here »

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Sidewalk danger: Dogs getting jolted by stray voltage

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Stray voltage from a sidewalk in the East Village shocked three dogs during early-morning walks with their owners last Sunday. Con Edison workers later determined a burned piece of service cable was to blame for the voltage, which was discovered in scaffolding at a construction site on Second Ave. between E. read more here »

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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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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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