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Call her a swinger, but it’s just the way she hangs

Ivy Haldeman hung out in a hammock on Friday in the new 12 x 12 Project at First Street Green park, at Houston St. and Second Ave. The project takes place in a perfectly square wooden structure 12 feet wide, tall and long. A Cooper Union graduate living in East Williamsburg, Haldeman set up her read more here »

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Truck is getting mileage out of Weiner sext scandal

A marketing company is on a roll with a truck poking fun at Anthony Weiner’s serial sexting issues. The company — which, for a fee, encases one or both of its two trucks in plastic wrap displaying commercial advertisers’ messages — has been rolling this vehicle out in Union Square lately to showcase its services. read more here »

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Bathroom humor in the park

Ricky Syers, who was profiled in a photo story in The Villager last week, along with his beer-guzzling, cigarette-puffing marionette and his washtub drum set — appeared under the Washington Square Arch this past weekend in this giggle-inducing “Johnny on the spot.” The feet seen below the privy are actually part of the piece, and belong read more here »

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Kids keep cool with help from Vesuvio’s mini-pool

Local youth have their own V.I.P. outdoor pool in Vesuvio Playground at Thompson and Spring Sts. The mini-pool is only for children and teens up to the age of 16. Parents or adults must accompany young children. The pool will be open daily through Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. read more here »

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Charges stick against Gummy

Well, New Yorkers — especially young kids — can rest assured that the notorious Gummy Bear has finally been brought to justice. After decades of ruining teeth, adding empty calories and exposing people to artificial coloring, the gelatinous cad is now in jail, or so says the poster art on this Thompson St. wall. Word has read more here »

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Master of puppets…and also a pretty good drummer

  Mr. Stix is one of 13 puppets created by Ricky Syers, who entertains passersby under the Washington Square Arch. Mr. Stix likes to smoke and drink, both of which are illegal in the park. Though, then again, he’s just a puppet, so it’s O.K. — though it sends a bad message to youth and 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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Ahhh! Cool relief beats the heat
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Talk about some cool wheels

  The heat wave has New Yorkers doing anything to keep cool. Six Lowa snapped this shot near the Pitt St. pool on Tuesday. There’s nothing like some clever ingenuity in the midst of an inferno. Thanks to East Village blogger Shawn Chittle for forwarding the photo.

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