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Word up! Artists reopen gallery in ‘novel’ fashion

    BY BOB KRASNER  |  Artists wore their books on their sleeves when Central Booking gallery, on Ludlow St., held its reopening bash on Thurs., Sept. 12. The Lower East Side gallery, which is dedicated to the idea of the book as art, hosted hundreds of guests, who  packed the new 2,700-square-foot space for what read more here »

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Harvest hauls in food lovers for Union Square Park

The 18th Annual Harvest in the Square, New York’s premier local food and wine tasting event, took over Union Square’s northern plaza on Sept. 17. Chefs from the hottest Union Square restaurants prepared signature dishes using fresh farm produce right from the Union Square Greenmarket. The food fest is sponsored by the Union Square Partnership read more here »

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Evan Forsch
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Savvy Sven: Up to his tricks

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  At first glance, many people mistake Sven, a five-year-old Keeshond, for a Chow. His owner, Liz Love, got so tired of strangers asking her if Sven was a Chow, that she taught him a clever trick. She demonstrated the conversation-stopper at the Tompkins Square Park dog run, their local go-to spot. read more here »

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Ira Blutreich
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Lady Gaga DJ pal spins tale of her start on L.E.S.

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Brendan Jay Sullivan is Lady Gaga’s former DJ and longtime friend from her grungy Lower East Side beginnings. He recently led this reporter on a walking tour around the neighborhood to talk about his new book, “Rivington Was Ours,” in which Sullivan regales readers with stories of his friendship with Gaga read more here »

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Evan Forsch, Week of Sept. 12, 2013
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Spurred by C.B. 3 snub, Latinos launch a new group

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | Up until a few years ago, in the part of the Lower East Side where I live, between Houston and Delancey Sts., the only time one saw a politician was at election time. Gentrification may have changed the face of the area, but we still get almost no political representation. I read more here »

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Ridgeback is a real rock star at home, on street or in office

BY HEATHER DUBIN | A lion hunter is not your typical office dog. But Tiga, a five-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, is the exception. His owner, Tom Contegiacomo, architect and founder of Contegiacomo and Associates, brings Tiga to work at The Villager’s shared office space, at 515 Canal St., in Hudson Square, a few times a week. read more here »

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Ira Blutreich

Is the U.S. hopelessly entangled in the Middle East?

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