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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The 315-mile-long Hudson River harbors some interesting creatures as it flows from Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, but none as dazzling as those who came to honor it on May 12 in the annual Hudson River Pageant. In a swirl of imaginative read more here »

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The harbor was their oyster; Panel ponders bivalve revival

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER   |  Once upon a time, New York Harbor’s oysters were legendary — as large as dinner plates and so plentiful that, before the year 1900, every New Yorker consumed an average of 600 local oysters in a given year. Then the harbor became polluted from heavy industry and local oysters read more here »

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Low rider wags a little lower

[media-credit name="Photos by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]Low-riding Dachshunds, some sporting formal attire, invaded Washington Square Park at noon on Sat., April 28, for the Dachshund Spring Fiesta. The free event was sponsored by the noncompetitive Dachshund Friendship Club. The highlight was the signing of the “Dachsong.” BELOW, a mini-procession of the hot dogs of read more here »

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’Net pioneer needs help in fight for rights to .nyc

[media-credit name="Photo by Clayton Patterson " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Paul Garrin in front of P.S. 20, at Essex and Stanton Sts. BY CLAYTON PATTERSON |  I first heard of Paul Garrin after the 1988 Tompkins Square police riot. We both captured, on video, the night of police wilding. Paul’s tape was around 20 minutes and mine was read more here »

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VIDEO:  E. 3rd tenants rally to save homes

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Tenants and housing activists, joined by Councilmember Rosie Mendez, rallied on E. Third St. near Second Ave. Monday to protest the landlord’s move to kick out tenants from 17 apartments in three adjacent tenements. In recent years, East Village landlords have been chasing out rent-regulated tenants with such legal-but-dubious means as read more here »

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A green roof at P.S. 41 is just about ready to sprout

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Gardeners need patience but usually not six years’ worth to see the results of their labors. That’s how long it’s taken for a green roof at P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village to go from a gleam in the eye of a few parents to a fully funded facility all but ready read more here »

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‘Harry Wieder Way’ honors activist’s supersized impact

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  | On the outside chance that anyone could ever forget the 4-foot-tall giant who relentlessly fought to promote rights for everyone, the street sign at Forsyth and Rivington Sts. now says, “Harry Wieder Way.” About 100 neighbors, fellow activists and friends joined elected officials at the Lower East Side corner on Sun., May read more here »

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Glick says Trust is using scare tactics on Pier 40

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | While the catchphrase “keep an open mind” may be in vogue among waterfront park activists about new concepts — including residential use — for Pier 40 and Hudson River Park, Assemblymember Deborah Glick is wary. A skeptical-sounding Glick told the newspaper she’s concerned the Hudson River Park Trust is trying to “frighten read more here »

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V.I.D. fetes B.P. hopeful Brewer

[media-credit name="Photos by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] The Village Independent Democrats political club held its 55th Annual Awards Gala at Colors Restaurant, at 411 Lafayette St., on Thurs., May 3. Among the honorees was Gale Brewer, the Upper West Side city councilmember, above with plaque, with, from left, District Leader Brad Hoylman, V.I.D. President read more here »

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Local groups compete for preservation prize money

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  An online popular vote is underway to determine which of 40 historic places in New York City, including St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, the Tenement Museum and the Jefferson Market Library, will share in $3 million that Partners in Preservation is offering. You can vote for your favorite place once a day read more here »

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