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Scene, Week of Dec. 26, 2013

Passersby in Washington Square Park on Fri., Dec. 13, might have wondered whether Colin Huggins, a.k.a. “The Crazy Piano Guy,” was, in fact, crazy to be out there as the mercury hovered around the freezing point. Although he had on his trusty ear-flaps hat, he was playing without even half-gloves on his hands. At least read more here »

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Scene, Week of Dec. 26, 2013

Like a group of psychedelic Pied Pipers, dozens of musicians, most playing electric guitars, plus percussionists, started out on Ludlow St. on the Lower East Side, above, then marched up Avenue A in the East Village and on to Union Square, with a stop at the Astor Place “Cube” sculpture, as part of “Make Music read more here »

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Scene, Dec. 12, 2013
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Scene, Week of Dec. 5, 2013

After searching in vain for unicorns for years, the photographer finally found one last Friday on West Broadway in Soho. “Elusive, but finally saw one,” he said.

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Scene, Week of Oct. 24, 2013

Quoth the Raven Biker … . Spotted on Bleecker St. last week, a cyclist was wearing a very unique helmet. Asked if Halloween was coming early for him, he said he planned to wear the headgear in the Village Halloween Parade, and would also paint his face all black for the ocassion.

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Scene, Week of Oct. 10, 2013

A sign on the door of the Key Food supermarket on Avenue A at E. Fourth St. made the photographer think it’s unfair that “tourists” should be allowed privileges denied to the locals. And what about sightseeing cats? she added.

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Scene, Week of Oct. 3, 2013

Lower East Side musician David Peel, left, and activist John Penley enjoyed meeting up down at Zuccotti Park recently at the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

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Scene, Aug. 22, 2013

Man ’n’ hands:  Life imitated art — or at least advertising — on Park Row in front of the old J&R electronics shop, above. Meanwhile, some gloves left perched atop an open sidewalk vault in Soho seemed strangely lifelike, below

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Cartoon: Evan Forsch
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Scene, Week of Aug. 15, 2013

Aminifu Williams, 72, lately from New Jersey, was in Washington Square recently, enjoying the park scene. A jewelery artist, he sported elaborate, self-fashioned arm sleeves of shells, beads and shark teeth, which he called real. “Now that’s what I call style, ” one passerby remarked admiringly. “Peace, brother,” Williams responded, adding, “I get that all read more here »

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