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Punk music and poetry at park riot reunion concert

At the 25th Anniversary Riot Reunion Show at Tompkins Square Park last Sunday, Reagan Youth’s lead singer got down in the mosh pit and tore it up with the crusties, left, while longtime L.E.S. poet Pitts, right, laid down some verse as Reagan Youth were still onstage.  

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A racing school dropout, Lancer loves his new life

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  V PET SET | Thanks to an injury to his front paw during training, Lancer — formerly known as TNJ Lancer, his racing name — escaped life on the track, and found love instead with his owners, Felicity Conrad and Jules Bouckaert, in the East Village. The greyhound, 5½, was bred read more here »

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Ira Blutreich, Week of August 9, 2013
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Looking back at the atomic bomb

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  This is the time of year when I suddenly remember what time of year it is. Usually, I guiltily remember it too late, a week or two after August 6 and August 9 are come and gone. But this year, for some unknown reason — maybe the fog that’s assaulting my laptop — I read more here »

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Have you ever had a ‘close encounter’ or seen a UFO?

A few weeks ago, former New York Knicks basketball player Baron Davis declared on a radio show that he had recently been abducted by aliens. The Villager blasted off to Washington Square Park to try to find some intelligent life-forms to inquire if they believe in life in outer space, and have seen or come read more here »

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He’s big and strong, but Butter just keeps it smooth

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Butter isn’t exactly what comes to mind at first glance. But the little girl who named the English Mastiff puppy three years ago had no concept of the imposing presence Butter would have today at 145 pounds. Described as sweet by George Smol, his owner, Butter sometimes hits the Tompkins Square read more here »

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Ludlow’s bar-closing blues

  In another loss on Ludlow St., Motor City closed on June 30. The bar’s fans held a final blowout — including one guy who blew flames after swigging some alcohol. Then, this week, legendary Ludlow watering hole Max Fish also closed. There went the neighborhood.

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Ira Blutreich, Week of July 25, 2013
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Nyx has a ball wowing them with her high-flying catches

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  When Nyx plays catch in the Tompkins Square Park dog run, people walking by stop to watch in awe. It’s quite a spectacle when the almost 3-year-old Belgian Malinois leaps about 3 feet into the air with seemingly little effort and lots of agility to field balls from Tripp Zanetis, her read more here »

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Portal 2 transports people to after-party with queen

The Portal Parades — by the East Village-based Free Art Society and Antidote Games — promise to transport participants to the “hidden East Village.” On July 13, dressed in a black-and-white theme a crowd converged at Portal 2, on E. Sixth St. between Avenues A and B, next to Sidewalk Cafe, where a new freshly read more here »

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