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Ira Blutreich

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

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K9 Diesel tracks down Chelsea turnstile jumper

A fare-beater should have paid his way for the train, because the Diesel got him — K9 Diesel, that is. On the evening of Wed., Aug. 28, K9 Diesel, handled by Transit K9 Police Officer Edwin Ramirez, right, led police to the suspect, who was hiding under a metal concrete mixing bin inside a room read more here »

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Evan Forsch
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Hudson on Hudson Street

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Yes, this rambunctious 2-year-old boxer is named after the street he lives on. Morgan Rupert and Randall Roberson adopted Hudson together from a local pet shop when the pup was seven months old. The couple, originally from South Carolina, both grew up with dogs. But they didn’t think it was practical read more here »

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Rings and reunions, and the final ring-ups at bodega

Axel the jewelry artist, left, and Tommy Turner, the writer / director of the film “Where Evil Dwells,” recently caught up at the opening of legendary street artist Peter Missing’s show at the Art on A Gallery, at 24 Avenue A. It was a real “old-school gathering,” according to the photographer. At right, Miguel, now read more here »

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Ira Blutreich, Week of Aug. 22, 2013
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‘He was always about the kids’; Tourney honors late park manager

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN | Although Tom Boston is no longer with us, his legacy of supporting youth sports continues. The fourth annual Tom Boston Memorial Classic wrapped up on the courts of the Hamilton Fish Recreational Center last Wednesday with the championship game pitting LES versus Mika, with LES taking home the title by the read more here »

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Madcap Missy; An Ori Pei, she’s always looking to wrestle and play

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Missy is an Ori Pei, a Shar Pei / pug mix, and at seven months, she’s quite a handful. “She’s all crazy because she’s little,” said Brett Ellison, her owner. “I don’t know how much that’ll go away.” She explained that Shar Peis are known as Chinese wrestling dogs, and “they read more here »

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Don’t take a short-term view of a long-term problem

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  “The latest from LES Dwellers (@LESdwellers). Our mission is to restore community with focus on livability, sustainability, balanced economic development… . “[Recently], a high-profile Soho House supporter, LES documentarian Clayton Patterson, softened his endorsement of the club somewhat. In his column in The Villager [“Soho House has my support, but won’t read more here »

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Sophie sports camp scholarships are a moving tribute

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The benefits of physical fitness, sports and dance for young people was something Sophie Gerson avidly promoted her entire life. A public school physical education teacher who rose to become president of the local community school board and whose son, Alan, was city councilmember for Lower Manhattan’s District 1 for two read more here »

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