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Wag the dog: Puppy puppet is a hit

Wag the dog: Puppy puppet is a hit

As long-sought sunshine brought parkgoers out to Washington Square last Sunday, a young boy discovered Rusty, the puppy puppet, the latest in the Washington Square Park marionette family of Ricky Syres. Other members of the brood include Stix, a twerking, whiskey-swilling hick; Little Doris (a mini-me of Doris Diether of Community Board 2; and Larry read more here »

Scene, Week of April 10, 2014

Scott Conant, of Meatpacking District restaurant Scarpetta, left, and Ryan Hardy, of King St. hot spot Charlie Bird, right — with Stuyvesant Town resident Mary, 85 — were among a group of celebrity chefs who recently created spectacular meals for homebound elderly residents, and then personally delivered the nutritious, gourmet fare to them in Stuyvesant read more here »

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Double-Decker Bike

The intriguing-looking bike had been spotted chained to a lamppost outside Arturo’s restaurant on Houston St. at Thompson St. Finally, later on, the cyclist was spotted in action, on Bleecker St., above. How he stops, though, is another mystery altogether.

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Chillin’ in the park…. Brrrrr!

Wow, when is it going to warm up, already? A dog in Washington Square Park dressed for the weather with a hooded sweatshirt and cap. (Not visible from the back, he also even had on sunglasses and shoes.)

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Scene, Week of Feb. 13, 2014

About 50 gay activists protested outside the Russian Consulate, on E. 91st St., on Feb. 6, at the start of the Sochi Olympics. They were demonstrating against a Russian law passed last year restricting gay-rights activities performed around children, under which simply displaying a rainbow flag can result in jail time. Vladimir Putin, Russia’s macho, read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 30, 2014

Pier 40 has been really “Suped”-up with a  giant white tent and a mini football gridiron on its roof for Super Bowl super-parties and broadcasting. Most of the action there will be happening Saturday.

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Scene, Week of Jan. 23, 2014
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Scene, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

A pipe dream it wasn’t; Ancient main bursts: A water main installed back in 1877 failed at Fifth Ave. and 13th St. early Wednesday morning, leaving a wide crater on Fifth Ave. and flooding the area with several feet of water. Some buildings lost electrical power around 1 a.m., and also suffered basement flooding. It read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 2, 2014

The sound of Jim Hall still reverberates through the Village. Hall, the legendary jazz guitarist who died earlier this month at 83, was given a very personal tribute last Thursday night at a concert by the guitarist Peter Bernstein, above, who was once Hall’s student at The New School. The gig was at Smalls, on read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 2014

On Monday morning Dec. 23, looking across from Tribeca toward Jersey City, it was so foggy on the Hudson River that the waterway wasn’t visible — while a tugboat looked like some sort of phantom vessel, with only its top showing.

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