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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 […]

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, […]

Gliding from the icy tundra to the city’s concrete jungle

Gliding from the icy tundra  to the city’s concrete jungle

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Sprawled on a bench in the Tompkins Square Park dog run, Bailey, a 6-year-old Siberian and Alaskan Husky/Greyhound mutt, was taking a brief rest. Her owner, Cassie Heck, a dog walker, was between clients in the East Village, and the two of them hit the park for a break. Heck, who lives […]

Winging it and exploring with Lucia

Winging it and exploring with Lucia

From left, Randy Guzman, Lucia Lengal and Deziree Lengal. Photo by Lincoln Anderson BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Deziree Lengal, Randy Guzman and their pigeon pal, Lucia Lengal, make a terrific team. They were getting a snack at the Quick Stop Deli, at Sixth Ave. and Bedford St., last Thursday afternoon. Deziree, 17, and Randy, 22, […]

Villager lensman goes to the dogs

Villager lensman goes to the dogs

Photo by Bob Krasner Mascot Studio, a combination gallery and custom framing shop, at 328 E. Ninth St., that has been operated by owner Peter McCaffrey since 1982, is once again celebrating “the spirit of the dog” in its 15th annual exhibition of canine-oriented painting, illustration and photography. The Villager’s own award-winning photographer Bob Krasner […]

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., […]

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 […]

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