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Ex-G.V. Little Leaguer hits it out of the park with ‘Class A’

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  The literary world has been set quietly abuzz by Lucas Mann’s debut nonfiction work, “Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere.” Mann’s chronicle of the LumberKings, a minor league baseball team in Clinton, Iowa, has been hailed as “a revelation” by The Seattle Times, and, according to N.P.R., “offers a read more here »

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Peeling the layers of Tania Grossinger’s cocoon

By JERRY TALLMER  |  The last four words of the Skyhorse Publishing press release on Tania Grossinger’s new book, “Memoir of an Independent Woman; An Unconventional Life Well Lived,” are: “She lives in Manhattan.” It might more precisely say: “She lives in Greenwich Village, New York City, and has for all the 54 years since — read more here »

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When we were making ‘The Revolution of Every Day’

BY CARI LUNA  |  Steve stares out the bedroom window. It’s cold — no way to totally draft-proof hundred-some-year-old frames — but he doesn’t mind. He had the same kind of tired tenement window in his room as a kid, across the street and up the block a ways. The cold never stopped him from read more here »

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Former N.Y. Press editor covers Village, ‘A’ to ‘Z’

By JERRY TALLMER  |  Take a letter, any letter… . After all, there are only 26 of them in our language. Take the letter “K,” for instance — “K” as in King Street in Greenwich Village, where one evening six years ago I was knocked down by a car driven by a lively young woman who read more here »

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Bursting out with Pride

The cheers were even louder and more passionate than usual at this year’s Pride March after the Supreme Court earlier in the week approved federal benefits for same-sex married couples. After DOMA victory, they were dancing in the streets New York City’s Pride March — the nation’s largest — filled Fifth Ave., Eighth St. and read more here »

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Chick-fil-A chief serves up anti-gay marriage tweet

BY LAEL HINES  |  “It’s almost just funny at this point. I think it’s ironic,” said one N.Y.U. sophomore. The student was referring to the ongoing issue of the Chick-fil-A outlet in the Weinstein Hall food court at New York University. In June 2012, the fried chicken chain’s C.E.O., Dan Cathy, made a series of read more here »

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Pastor’s spiritual journey led him to the Village

BY LAEL HINES  |  “I had a strange life,” Pastor Mark Erson said with a compelling honesty. “I grew up in the Church because my father was a pastor,” he explained. “I always thought I wanted to be a pastor until I came to realize I was gay. I thought, ‘Well, O.K., I can’t do read more here »

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Christopher St. Pier is an uneasy paradise for youth

BY LAEL HINES  |  At noon on a Wednesday, the Christopher St. Pier harbored a peaceful atmosphere. For some, the sun inevitably beckons them toward the pier that beautifully extends into the Hudson. When walking past the grass, you may observe a young family, an elderly couple, a transgender person or a group of middle read more here »

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Advocates push to roll back condoms-as-evidence law

BY GERARD FLYNN  |  In a city like New York, with the largest H.I.V./AIDS population in the nation, there are few among us who would ever say that you should not carry condoms. But some in the sex industry and in the gay, lesbian and transgender community are doing just that. They are leaving behind read more here »

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Homeless youth find a home in park on Village waterfront

INTERVIEWS BY LAEL HINES | All interviews done at the Christopher St. Pier. Domingo, a.K.A. D Love, Age 20 Where are you from? Originally L.A., but I came to New York to pursue my career in dancing and modeling. How long have you been coming here? I have been coming here since I was about read more here »

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