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Lots to like about Zero

Lots to like about Zero

BY FACEBOY   |  In the mid-to-late 1970s Andy Warhol, some of his superstars and Margaret Hamilton were all customers at the Chemical bank branch at 17th St. and Park Ave. South. Your writer knows this because his mother was a teller there and tends not to lie about such things. Hamilton’s portrayal of the Wicked […]

How one cat survived the Second Ave. catastrophe

How one cat survived the Second Ave. catastrophe

BY YVONNE COLLERY   |  In every disaster, heroes are born, and the Second Ave. explosion brought me two that I would like you to know about. But first, let me tell you about Laszlo and his twin sister, Lulu, 15-year residents of the East Village. I adopted them as five-week-old kittens from the motorcycle garage […]

Batter up! N.Y.U. fields a baseball team again

Batter up! N.Y.U. fields a baseball team again

BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Baseball returns to New York University! The last time that the N.Y.U. Violets fielded an intercollegiate baseball program was back in 1974. After that season was over, the college dropped the sport. Last fall, the Village university fielded a club team in preparation for what was to come, as the athletic […]

Xavier cagers are aiming high

Xavier cagers are aiming high

BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Off to a decent start, the varsity basketball team at Xavier High School ended the month of December with a 4-5 record with the last game a 64-42 victory blowout over Monsignor McClancy on the latter’s home court across the river in Queens. Xavier, part of the Catholic High School Athletic […]

Mayor of Ludlow spread her love all over L.E.S.

Mayor of Ludlow spread her love all over L.E.S.

BY JODI PERL-ODELL | When Sadie Grace Perl walked down Ludlow St., people couldn’t help but feel happy. Maybe it was the sashay in her walk or the never-ending grin plastered across her furry face, but she made friends everywhere she went while she was living in the Lower East Side. Local 138, Ludlow Blunt, […]

Storied LaSalle program looking for next stars

Storied LaSalle program looking for next stars

BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Let’s turn the clock back in high school basketball history and ask ourselves who are some of the greatest players ever to come out of the Catholic High School Athletic Association of New York City. There are too many great ones to single out anyone. However, one hoop buff can’t leave […]

Former champ Agassi is a hit in Hudson Square

Former champ Agassi  is a hit in Hudson Square

Photo by Milo Hess A week before the U.S. Open started, Andre Agassi, a two-time men’s champion of the tennis tournament, rallied in Duarte Square, at Canal St. and Sixth Ave., on a makeshift court set up by Nike.

It’s not over for U.S. soccer

BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV  |  While watching England lose to Uruguay — an early result that ended England’s World Cup hopes — a frustrated fan at a pub just north of the East Village made a bet that the U.S. would win the World Cup before England would again. Although it sounds like a long stretch, […]

World Cup 2014 finals predictions from Pier 40

BY JUDITH STILES & JOHNNY O’HARA  |  A crystal ball for the World Cup? The oddsmakers at football-bookmakers.com in the U.K. surely would love to get their hands on that ball. Mathematicians, statisticians, even psychoanalysts are weighing in and crunching the numbers on what country is likely to win the 2014 World Cup. But as […]

East Village ‘Spartan’ will join 300 in the ‘ultimate challenge’

BY ALINA TSUI  |  Being a New Yorker means being able to handle everything that this crazy city throws at us, right? Well, for one New Yorker, that’s not enough of a challenge — not by far. East Villager Brian Hennessy will be pushing himself to the limit in the Spartan Death Race. The three-day, challenge-driven, […]

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