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Sidewalk danger: Dogs getting jolted by stray voltage

Sidewalk danger: Dogs getting jolted by stray voltage

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Stray voltage from a sidewalk in the East Village shocked three dogs during early-morning walks with their owners last Sunday. Con Edison workers later determined a burned piece of service cable was to blame for the voltage, which was discovered in scaffolding at a construction site on Second Ave. between E. […]

Co-op dogged by charges it won’t allow service pets

Co-op dogged by charges it won’t allow service pets

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  The federal government is suing a housing co-op on the Lower East Side on behalf of three residents who are not allowed to keep their emotional support dogs. The original lawsuit, which was filed against East River Housing Corp., in December 2013, claimed the housing cooperative, located at 573 Grand St., […]

Rec director keeps the leagues running, and the games on time

Rec director keeps the leagues running, and the games on time

Bill Lynch, second from left, giving Richard Guevara, third from left, of the Police Athletic League, and his staff, Luis DeLeon, far left, and Jasmin Lawrence, far right, an appreciation plaque for their support for Lynch’s youth programs. Photo by Pasha Farmanara BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  As a referee, coach and league manager for 30 […]

Talk about a house call! Team is driving ambulance to Bolivia

Talk about a house call! Team is driving ambulance to Bolivia

BY PASHA FARMANARA   |  Team Last Responders, a nonprofit charity organization made up of N.Y.U. alumni, will be driving an ambulance to offer assistance. But it’s going to be quite a long trip: all the way from New York City to South America, in fact. At the end of the journey, in Bolivia, they […]

Gontikas goes gonzo on M.C.L.A. as Violets win third straight in rout

Center Costas Gontikas scored a career high in N.Y.U.’s win against M.C.L.A. BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  The New York University men’s basketball team picked up its third win of the season after an 83-62 victory over the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Sat., Nov. 23, at home, at Coles Sports Center, at Mercer and […]

Apartment 13 makes diners feel at home, offers discount

Apartment 13 makes diners feel at home, offers discount

  Lorrae Doig and John Keller want you to feel at home at Apartment 13. BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  John Keller and Lorrae Doig want you to feel at home in their restaurant. They even named it after their own apartment.      Apartment 13, modern American cuisine with Japanese and Caribbean influences, opened in […]

Big Ese is just taking it easy in the East Village

Big Ese is just taking it easy in the East Village

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  When Ese, a five-year-old Bernese mountain dog walks through the East Village carrying a cheetah-print cloth bag of groceries in his mouth, people tend to move out of his way. Given his distinctive coat and size — he weighs 108 pounds, and takes up about half the sidewalk’s width — it’s understandable. […]

Thaddeus loves his local: Pool games get pretty hairy

Thaddeus loves his local: Pool games get pretty hairy

Photo by Claire Flack “Thaddeus in the corner pocket!” This frisky Cockapoo works all the angles on the pool table at his favorite East Village bar. BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Living over a bar in New York City has its perks. There’s that last drink on the way home with old familiar faces, and a built-in group […]

Ridgeback is a real rock star at home, on street or in office

Ridgeback is a real rock star at home, on street or in office

BY HEATHER DUBIN | A lion hunter is not your typical office dog. But Tiga, a five-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, is the exception. His owner, Tom Contegiacomo, architect and founder of Contegiacomo and Associates, brings Tiga to work at The Villager’s shared office space, at 515 Canal St., in Hudson Square, a few times a week. Their […]

K9 Diesel tracks down Chelsea turnstile jumper

K9 Diesel tracks down Chelsea turnstile jumper

A fare-beater should have paid his way for the train, because the Diesel got him — K9 Diesel, that is. On the evening of Wed., Aug. 28, K9 Diesel, handled by Transit K9 Police Officer Edwin Ramirez, right, led police to the suspect, who was hiding under a metal concrete mixing bin inside a room […]