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Of Gods and Men and Women

Of Gods and Men and Women BY RANIA RICHARDSON  |  Spiritual devotion ripens into carnal passion for a young temple dancer in “Vara: A Blessing.” The…

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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…

All we are saying: Talking about an energy revolution

All we are saying: Talking about an energy revolution

BY CHARLES KOMANOFF  | The number-one energy meme of late is “fracking changes everything,” with fracked oil and methane (gas) having turned the United States almost overnight into the world’s leading extractor of hydrocarbons and, perhaps soon, even a net exporter. And that was before Russia…

Scene, Week of April 10, 2014

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…

A Special Villager Supplement

A Special Villager Supplement

Transforming a district for the new economy  BY JASON D. PIZER  |  At Trinity Real Estate, our focus continues to be on Hudson Square, one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York. With low vacancy rates and solid demand, the future is bright. The…

Transforming a district into a hub of the new economy

Transforming a district into a hub of the new economy

  BY JASON D. PIZER  |  At Trinity Real Estate, our focus continues to be on Hudson Square, one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York. With low vacancy rates and solid demand, the future is bright. The neighborhood’s attractive fundamentals are complemented and…

Tribeca Film Fest, You’ve Got Style

Tribeca Film Fest, You’ve Got Style

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Choosing what you’re going to see at the Tribeca Film Festival on its opening date, April 16, is like waiting the day before to file your taxes. It’s possible, but not practical — and a very good way to end up…

The world’s ‘Stag’ is our ‘Weekend’

The world’s ‘Stag’ is our ‘Weekend’

BY SEAN EGAN  |  American audiences are conditioned to expect maximum levels of raucous debauchery from their bachelor party flicks — but “The Bachelor Weekend” provides viewers with a slightly different, more gentle spin on the genre. Released as “The Stag” overseas, this Irish import…

A man, a van, a no-rent plan

A man, a van, a no-rent plan

Jimmy Tarangelo lives with his three dogs in a van parked on the street in Hudson Square. He grew up at Leroy and Greenwich Sts., and his van can usually be found nearby there. A former auto worker and engine room mechanic, he now works…