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Villager lensman goes to the dogs

Villager lensman goes to the dogs

Mascot Studio, a combination gallery and custom framing shop, at 328 E. Ninth St., that has been operated by owner Peter McCaffrey since 1982, is once again celebrating “the spirit of the dog” in its 15th annual exhibition of canine-oriented painting, illustration and photography. The Villager’s own award-winning photographer Bob Krasner is participating for the read more here »

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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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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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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Loyalty, long walks and…liver!

BY HEATHER DUBIN | Cookie is no stranger to the Tompkins Square Park dog run.  David Joffe, who has lived in the same apartment in the East Village for 37 years, takes Cookie, a 10-year-old collie-German shepherd mix, outside for two-hour stretches, three times a day. On a recent weeknight, Joffe was amongst a handful of dog read more here »

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Big Ese is just taking it easy in the East Village

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  When Ese, a five-year-old Bernese mountain dog walks through the East Village carrying a cheetah-print cloth bag of groceries in his mouth, people tend to move out of his way. Given his distinctive coat and size — he weighs 108 pounds, and takes up about half the sidewalk’s width — it’s understandable. read more here »

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Thaddeus loves his local: Pool games get pretty hairy

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Living over a bar in New York City has its perks. There’s that last drink on the way home with old familiar faces, and a built-in group of friends on the block. Thaddeus, a 6-year-old Cockapoo, a cocker spaniel and poodle mix, finds similar comfort, five flights down from his apartment, at read more here »

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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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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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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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