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Dog in distress, needs drugs
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Crazy cab crash on 1st Ave.

On Sunday at around 4:30 p.m. a cab drove into the fence at the Village View apartment complex at 40 First Ave., at E. Third St., above. The taxi then flew into reverse and sped across First Ave., mowing down a school-crossing sign and plowing into D.B.A., between Second and Third Sts., below. The bar’s sign came down, the awning read more here »

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Cronut craze has them craving in Soho (and Portland)

Cronuts are the newest latest thing. People are lining up for before 7 a.m. outside Dominique Ansel Bakery, at 189 Spring St., near Thompson St., to get these scrumptious half-croissant / half-donuts, which sell out by 8:30 a.m. The delicacies debuted two weeks ago. Just to give a little taste: The “rose cronut” ($5) is read more here »

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New Whitney right on track

  The Whitney Museum’s new Downtown building is fast rising on Gansevoort St. next to the High Line’s southern end, just east of the Hudson River Park. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, it is slated to open in 2015. The new building will include more than 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square read more here »

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Musical garden get-together

  The Villager’s publisher, Jennifer Goodstein, above, second from left, added some color to a gathering for the Washington Square Music Festival on Sat., May 18, when the event’s supporters and organizers came together at the Jefferson Market Garden, on W. 10th St. between Sixth and Greenwich Aves., to benefit the fest and prepare to read more here »

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Wild times in Austria

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  | The recent Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe tour in Austria featured acts like the heavily tattooed Zombie Boy — who appeared in a Lady Gaga video, as well on as a German modeling show — and is hugely popular in Europe. There were also ballerinas and break dancers, and gymnasts and aerialists.

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Fighting to hold an L.E.S. community garden together

  Above, City Councilmember Margaret Chin visited the Children’s Magical Garden on Norfolk St. last Thursday — a day after developer Serge Hoyda fenced off the lot he owns — and spoke with garden member Dave Currence, who was holding his 4-month-old son, Wells. Below, Chin, accompanied by staff member Matt Viggiano, surveyed the garden and new read more here »

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‘Only light and love can drive out darkness and hate’

On Saturday afternoon, Takis Kouvatseas lit a candle in what would soon grow to be a much bigger memorial for Mark Carson at Eighth St. and Sixth Ave. The Cirque du Soleil drummer, who lives nearby on Sixth Ave., said he knew Carson from hanging out with him around the neighborhood in gay bars, like read more here »

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Hats off — make that on! — to 40 years at Liz Christy

  Members of the Liz Christy Garden, at Bowery and East Houston St., celebrated the 40th anniversary of the city’s first community garden. There was the famous hat party, with this year’s winner sporting a chapeau in the shape of a watering can. There were free hot dogs and nonalcoholic drinks, and a band played. read more here »

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Students occupy, see red after Cooper ends free tuition

In protest of The Cooper Union’s recent announcement that it would start charging incoming undergraduates a 50 percent tuition — ending a 100-year tradition of free education — about 50 students occupied President Jamshed Bharucha’s office in the Foundation Building last Wed., May 8. On the evening of May 9, students rallied outside the Foundation read more here »

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